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Grow old gracefully at SPARK's Home Farm alternative retirement concept in Singapore


Retirement housing continually crops up in industry discussion as an area that needs focus and development, with many purpose-built communities for the older generations lacking the facilities required to keep the mind and body stimulated and, in turn, functioning at optimum capacity. This is issue has been touched upon in the past on WAN by AHMM’s Paul Monaghan and Walt Miller at JPA. This latest offering from SPARK is a response to the current situation in Asia... 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

Andrew Burges Architects, Grimshaw and T.C.L. wins Sydney park competition


A team of Andrew Burges Architects with Grimshaw and T.C.L. has been announced as the winner of an open design competition to create a leisure and fitness development in the Green Square district of Sydney. Advertised by WAN’s Business Information Service in March 2014, the competition looked to establish a multipurpose development where local residents could ‘meet and gather, play and exercise’. The winning proposal includes: a 50m heated outdoor pool for lap swimming and play; a 25m program pool for swimming lessons; an indoor leisure pool with toys... more

More ECO News

Date Project Description
29/05/14 Marbella Indian design firm takes inspiration from Spanish city for residential community 
29/05/14 Osteopathie praktijk Roosendaal zone zuid architecten blends contrasting materials in Osteopathie praktijk Roosendaal 
28/05/14 Goboats Terminal  
27/05/14 Coelux New Italian invention brings daylight to the windowless room 
15/05/14 Italian Pavilion for 2015 Milan Expo Nemesi & Partner, Proger Spa, Bms Progetti Srl and Livio De Santoli design only permanent 
15/05/14 Italian Pavilion for 2015 Milan Expo Nemesi & Partner, Proger Spa, Bms Progetti Srl and Livio De Santoli design only permanent 
09/05/14 2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium  
09/05/14 2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium  
09/05/14 Botanical Gardens  
08/05/14 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Wildflower meadow caps £5m development scheme for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home 
08/05/14 Kingsway | Broadway  
08/05/14 Kingsway | Broadway  
08/05/14 Kingsway | Broadway  
08/05/14 Grove Towers Braided mangroves inspire first Mumbai project for Danish practice 3XN 
08/05/14 Powerhouse Kjørbo Doors open to Powerhouse Kjørbo 
07/05/14 Vendsyssel Hospital C.F. Møller wins competition for low energy 14,000 sq m healthcare facility in Hjørring 
01/05/14 US Embassy  
01/05/14 Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport €265m domestic terminal at Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport now open 
29/04/14 Chaoyang Park Plaza Chaoyang Park Plaza development designed as though eroded by natural elements 
28/04/14 3D Printed Houses Chinese firm reveals it has 3D printed ten buildings in the space of 24 hours