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Arup working with RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects on Qatar Foundation Stadium

The Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has officially unveiled the design for the Qatar Foundation Stadium. The stadium is part of the Health and Wellness Precinct, within Qatar Foundation Education City and is conceived as a proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and one of the principal sports complexes in Qatar. Additionally the Health & Wellness Precinct includes an indoor aquatic centre with two Olympic size pools and a diving pool, a multipurpose sports pavilion... more

Steven Holl wins first international design competition for a public building in Mumbai

Steven Holl Architects has been selected to design a new wing for the Mumbai City Museum, also known as Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Besting competition from Zaha Hadid, OMA and Amanda Levete, plus 5 other finalist teams, Steven Holl Architects will now work in collaboration with Opolis Architects, Guy Nordenson & Associates and Transsolar on the design. The museum will be expanding to the north with a 125,000 sq ft addition, situated in Mumbai’s oldest museum garden in Byculla. Working with the site boundary... more

Bosco Verticale wins International Highrise Award as ‘prototype for cities of tomorrow'

A high-rise ‘urban forest’ in Milan has been selected winner of the International Highrise Award 2014 as presented by the City of Frankfurt am Main with Deutsches Architekturmuseum and DekaBank. Bosco Verticale was designed by Boeri Studio (now Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca & La Varra) with developer Hines and engineers Arup. The awards jury stated that they viewed the design as ‘a prototype for the cities of tomorrow’. The 40,000 sq m development is formed of two residential towers at 110m and 76m in height... more

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Date Project Description
31/10/11 Proposed Information Technology Park at Thane Climate responsive facade 
28/10/11 Siemens Headquarters DGNB Gold and LEED 
27/10/11 Ropemaker Place BREEAM 'Excellent' 
21/10/11 Salt River Fields at Talking Stick First LEED Gold-certified sports venue... 
06/09/11 Edmonton Airport Lands Innovative energy strategies 
02/09/11 10,000th LEED Building Certified Building 10,000th LEED commercial building 
30/08/11 King Abdullah Financial District Sustainable Urban Green Community Saudi Masterplan 
30/08/11 WAN AWARDS 2011- Product of the Year Product of the Year 
25/08/11 Texcoco Lake Ecological Park / Papalote Verde Children's Museum Expected to become Mexico's first LEED Platinum building 
20/07/11 King's Reach Tower Design targets a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating 
18/07/11 Male International Airport LEED Silver Certification 
06/07/11 Town Hall Bronckhorst Highest possible Green Calc A+ Label 
19/05/11 Process Zero: Retrofit Resolution Living wall 
28/02/11 MDIS Residences @ Stirling school,singapore,hostel,sustainability,eco-friendly,campus