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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
08/08/14 Garanti Bank Regional Headquarters Ozer+Tulgan Architects-designed Garanti Bank Regional HQ under construction 
06/08/14 1144 Fifteenth Pickard Chilton and Kendall/Heaton Associates-designed 1144 Fifteenth tower to be the 5th 
06/08/14 USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 Construction starts on barn-inspired USA Pavilion at Milan Expo by Biber Architects 
05/08/14 One More 100m-tall residential tower by spatial practice begins construction in Kaohsiung City 
01/08/14 French Bridge Swooping suspension bridge planned for Rome 
31/07/14 M-velope  
31/07/14 RMK Headquarters Architectural design of new HQ by Foster + Partners inspires logo change for RMK 
31/07/14 Window of Guangzhou Window of Guangzhou revealed by Atkins 
30/07/14 The Ridge Hospital / Accra Regional Hospital Perkins+Will designs bold healthcare facility to replace Ghana Ridge Hospital 
30/07/14 Ham Yard Soho site given new life by Woods Bagot 
28/07/14 Novartis Office Building and Visitor Reception First images of Novartis Office Building and Visitor Reception by WEISS/MANFREDI 
24/07/14 Lotus Exhibition Centre and People’s Park Sculptural public facility seeks to encourage local participation and ownership of place 
24/07/14 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Tapering form by KPF completes in Incheon 
23/07/14 Spotlight Youth Space Close collaboration with client and end users results in positive result in Poplar 
22/07/14 Sport Centre Jules Ladoumègue Sport Centre Jules Ladoumègue reimagined by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes 
22/07/14 Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4 Chicago-based JAHN celebrates opening of its Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4 in Warsaw 
21/07/14 Singapore Sports Hub Singapore Sports Hub centres on 55,000-seat national stadium with retractable roof 
18/07/14 Brighton Hippodrome Russ Drage Architects given green light for redevelopment plans to treasured landmark 
18/07/14 Uzuri Hotel Resort Uzuri Hotel Resort by Jestico + Whiles to include Spice Garden for use in restaurant 
18/07/14 PSES Building Construction completes on Porter School of Environmental Sciences in Tel Aviv