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Hassell and MVRDV entered Resilient by Design's Bay Area Challenge ideas contest with the aim of protecting San Francisco and its region from the negative effects of climate change and natural disasters

MVRDV in the HASSELL+ team (HASSELL, Deltares, Goudappel, Lotus Water, Hatch, Civic Edge, Idyllist and Page & Turnbull) are through to the next phase of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge with the allocated... more

The coastal city of Cape Town in South Africa urgently needs to control water usage as cities across the globe deal with effects of climate change and its growing influence on urban design

Cape Town, in the Western Cape of South Africa, has issued new water restrictions as the city comes close to completely running out of water. Cape Town officials anticipate the city’s water supply will possibly cut off due to drought on April 12 — otherwise known as “Day Zero.”... more

Like many other towns across the globe Randers is threatened by climate change, this project from C.F. Møller aims to curb its effects

’Storkeengen’ (Stork Meadow) is a new landscape project that, like an architectural multi-tool, creates cloudburst and storm flood protection, strengthens urban nature and brings the town of Randers in Denmark even closer to the Gudenå River. In cooperation with Orbicon, C.F. Møller Landscape has developed the project for Randers Municipality and Vandmiljø Randers. The project's technical... more

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Date Project Description
14/11/14 Køge North Station COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI secure commission for grand Danish station 
14/11/14 Smithsonian Institution South Mall Campus BIG releases designs for redevelopment of Smithsonian South Mall Campus 
12/11/14 Garden Bridge Lambeth Council approves Garden Bridge 
12/11/14 IBS Headquarters Phase I Samoo wins commission for IBS HQ Phase I with quad-based green complex 
10/11/14 WAN AWARDS Project of the Week WAN AWARDS Project of the Week 
07/11/14 Villa Pruhonice Technologically advanced private villa completes in village on outskirts of Prague 
06/11/14 Beloit College Beloit College in Wisconsin hires Studio Gang Architects to transform power plant 
05/11/14 Marine Educational Centre 'Learning landscape' by NORD Architects and Grontmij Malmö wins Educational Centre 
05/11/14 Unboxed Traditional Mediterranean housing re-imagined in 100% recyclable, prefab form 
05/11/14 Super Tower G Land announces 615m tower for Bangkok 
05/11/14 UFCSPA Campus Igara Naturally-lit sports pitches create fluid connection in new Campus Igara, Brazil 
05/11/14 The Gate Residence Ambitious green residential development in Cairo integrates nine 'Megatrees' 
04/11/14 Riverside 66 Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Benoy-designed retail development opens in Tianjin 
04/11/14 LG Group Research and Science Campus HOK, Gansam Architects and Chang-Jo Architecture design science-based campus for LG Group 
14/10/14 WAN Sustainable Building of the Year award for 2014 Winner  
29/09/14 Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery prepares to open to an eager public on 1 October 
24/09/14 The Curtain 'The Curtain' by Tony Owen Partners has been approved for the city of Sydney 
23/09/14 Seven27 Apartments  
18/09/14 Law School and Residence Hall, Fordham University Pei Cobb Freed & Partners' New Fordham Law School celebrates grand opening today 
18/09/14 Stratford ONE Unite Group launches first Olympic legacy redevelopment site completed since 2012