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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
29/05/14 Marbella Indian design firm takes inspiration from Spanish city for residential community 
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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 
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 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 
25/04/14 't Walletje  
25/04/14 HIVE-INN HIVE-INN concept by Ova Studio combines advertising, recycling and hospitality 
24/04/14 Hanwha HQ  
23/04/14 Vanke Co. Office Towers gmp wins design competition for trio of high-rise Vanke office towers in Shanghai