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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

More ECO News

Date Project Description
16/07/14 Asia Aerospace City 328,000 sq m Asia Aerospace City revealed 
16/07/14 Moorgate Exchange BREEAM 'Excellent' and LEED Platinum Moorgate Exchange completes in City of London 
14/07/14 5 Pancras Square Bennetts Associates-designed 5 Pancras Square achieves 96% BREEAM rating 
10/07/14 Longbeach Apartments Construction completes on Tony Owen Partners-designed Longbeach Apartments 
09/07/14 Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology, UTS UTS prepares to welcome first students into new Faculty of Engineering & IT building 
08/07/14 Transcon Flora Construction underway on sustainable residential block by Reza Kabul Architects 
08/07/14 Solar Orchid Self-contained, solar-powered floating pods posed for Singapore waterways 
08/07/14 I/O Building, Faculty of Education of HAN University of Applied Sciences New volume at HAN enables existing buildings on campus to save on energy bills 
04/07/14 BioCasa_82 Sustainability testing completes on BioCasa_82 residence in Treviso by arplan 
03/07/14 Clubhuis VVW Blankenberge BURO II & ARCHI+I completes new clubhouse for Vlaamse Vereniging voor Watersport 
03/07/14 20 Farringdon Street Denton Corker Marshall gains planning for 12-storey commercial form in City of London 
01/07/14 K21 Multi-layered facade defines 15,000 sq m mixed-use form by Wingårdhs 
27/06/14 Waste House  
27/06/14 The Interlace The Interlace by OMA / Ole Scheeren named winner of CTBUH Urban Habitat Award 
25/06/14 Stempel Complex, Florida International University Perkins+Will-designed Stempel Complex in Florida to complete this summer 
25/06/14 Thane One Bentel Associates Realty Design Consultants unveils Thane One 
24/06/14 Yacht Club de Monaco Foster + Partners-designed Yacht Club de Monaco enjoys official opening celebrations 
20/06/14 Crescent McKinney and Olive Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects-designed 530,000 sq ft office development destined for Dalla 
20/06/14 Museo de Ciencias Ambientales (MCA) MET Studio to masterplan and design three galleries at Museo de Ciencias Ambientales 
20/06/14 The CUBE The CUBE at Kobi Karp-designed Miami building employs tintable SageGlass