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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
18/09/14 Butterfly Square Weatherhead Architecture's residential 'town centre' scheme on the west Coast of Sweden 
12/09/14 Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl Foundation Building Modo Studio completes Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl Foundation Building in Laives, South-Tyrol 
12/09/14 Yesan Government Complex Yesan Government Complex handed to Samoo after sustainable competition entry 
11/09/14 Balance Gunesli AVCI Architects-designed Balance Gunesli in Istanbul to start construction in 2015 
11/09/14 Passive House Apartments Potential new residents invited to test out Chinese home built to Passive House Standard 
08/09/14 The University of Southern Denmark: Kolding Campus  
05/09/14 PLAYscapes Skatepark  
05/09/14 Mesa City Center Shortlisted designs released for development of Mesa City Center in Arizona 
05/09/14 Portside Old Mutual and FirstRand Bank join forces to complete 32-storey tower in South Africa 
04/09/14 Mexico City International Airport Competition for one of the largest airports in the world won by Foster + Partners, FR-EE a 
03/09/14 The Silo  
03/09/14 The Energy Tower Erick van Egeraat-designed Energy Tower to supply electricity & heat power for Roskilde 
01/09/14 Novartis’ Australian HQ HDR | Rice Daubney releases concept design for Novartis’ Australian HQ in Sydney 
22/08/14 Summit House Astudio awaits verdict on London office redevelopment for Low Carbon Workplace 
15/08/14 Phoenix Valley Phoenix Valley by studio505 integrates existing canal to form sheltered courtyard 
14/08/14 Leatop Plaza JAHN's Leatop Plaza granted LEED Gold Certification two years after completion 
12/08/14 Australia Post’s NSW Headquarters Australia Post continues to connect people through rejuvenated Sydney headquarters 
12/08/14 Waterbank Campus First 'Waterbank Campus' in Africa blends sports with agriculture and water collection 
11/08/14 The Rabothytta Jarmund/Vigsnæs designs hardy refuge hut in Okstindan Mountains 
08/08/14 Big Data Institute, University of Oxford Make Architects achieve planning permission for fifth project at University of Oxford