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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
17/07/14 Nieuw Zuid Tower Vertical mini-communities planned as 24-storey residential tower wins competition 
17/07/14 Tower Striga 1 15,000 sq m tower with grid setbacks for external entertainment is competition winner 
17/07/14 Korea East-West Power Headquarters Samoo releases first details of completed Korea East-West Power Headquarters 
16/07/14 House CJ5 Caramel Architects completes pilot housing project testing space-saving in Vienna 
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