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Sustainable design and solutions focusing on the environment, architecture with a “green” heart.

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Training Recreation Education Center (TREC) by ikon.5 architects

21-01-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Training Recreation Education Center (TREC) by ikon.5 architects

The Newark Housing Authority Training Recreation Education Center (TREC) by ikon.5 architects won the “Best in Competition” award of the 2021 AIA New York Design Awards.
 Conceptualised as an urban living room, TREC is a talisman of hope and change in Newark, New Jersey. It provides vital education, training and recreation services to the underserved citizens of the city.

Gare Maritime by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, a sustainable conversion

18-01-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Gare Maritime by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, a sustainable conversion

More than merely the largest cross-laminated timber structure in Europe, the Gare Maritime on the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels is a sustainable project by Neutelings Riedijk Architects in collaboration with Bureau Bouwtechniek to convert what was once Europe’s largest freight station into a new district of the city.

Greening the City, exhibition at the DAM in Frankfurt

13-01-2021 - Sustainable Architecture

Greening the City, exhibition at the DAM in Frankfurt

It is evident that green plays a vital role in architecture, and we are all familiar with iconic examples of landmarks adorned with greenery. But it’s time to up the ante and think on a larger scale to make our cities greener in general. The DAM exhibition called Greening the City opens at the end of the month, and there is still time to submit green projects to be included on an interactive map.

RECENT PROJECTS

CLOU Architects designs the Shoukai Vanke Centre Beijing

14-10-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

CLOU Architects designs the Shoukai Vanke Centre Beijing

CLOU Architects completed the new Shoukai Vanke Centre in Beijing’s Daxing district. It is an extensive, mixed-use development with a shopping mall, office tower and hotel. It has been designed with a focus on outdoor spaces, integral elements of this iconic architecture.

The Student Hotel in Delft, sustainable accommodation by KCAP

12-10-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

The Student Hotel in Delft, sustainable accommodation by KCAP

The international design firm KCAP has designed the latest destination for The Student Hotel in Delft, The Netherlands. The building located centrally near the Nieuw Delft Intercity train station is a new meeting place in town where people can stay, work and study‎‎-and it received ‘BREEAM Very Good’ certification too.

KilometroVerdeParma, reforesting together along the motorway

07-10-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

KilometroVerdeParma, reforesting together along the motorway

The KilometroVerdeParma project was launched in 2015 by a group of people and based on an idea: to create a tree-lined corridor along the 11 kilometres of the A1 motorway that crosses Parma to redevelop the environment of one of the busiest stretches of motorway in Europe.

Lufa Farms, 0-km fruit and vegetables in Montreal

29-09-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Lufa Farms, 0-km fruit and vegetables in Montreal

Lufa Farms was founded in 2009 in Montreal by Lauren Rathmell and Mohamed Hage, growing produce based on their five principles of responsible agriculture: using no new land, recirculating water, conserving energy, reducing waste, and using biocontrols instead of synthetic pesticides. The four greenhouses can feed 2% of the inhabitants in Montreal.

The new headquarters of the Boa Mistura collective in Madrid

25-09-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

The new headquarters of the Boa Mistura collective in Madrid

Located in the Puente de Vallecas district, near Madrid’s M-30 ring road, the new headquarters of the famous creative collective of artists, Boa Mistura occupies the ground floor of a 1960s building. A project completed with the professionals from Estuyo Studio and Imaginean.

Makeover of the Sunriver Resort & Spa in Huangshan by CCD

17-09-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Makeover of the Sunriver Resort & Spa in Huangshan by CCD

The Chinese studio Cheng Chung Design (CCD), has renovated a historic hotel in the scenic area of Huangshan. They retained the five original buildings of the former Yungu Hotel, and they gave the interiors a complete overhaul to bring them into the modern-day world, infusing the facility with elegance.

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