This international open ideas competition examines the challenges of creating urban zero net energy buildings, particularly in urban infill situations where building sites are often less than ideal for implementing energy-saving strategies or renewable energy sources.
Set in the harbour of Aguilas, the new auditorium and conference centre by Studio Barozzi Veiga takes on its particular character, initially appearing to fit perfectly into its setting. An exemplary work demonstrating the architects' ability to combine the starring role of the landmark with familiarity with the landscape in their formal solution.
Two young Danish architectural studios have come up with a bold plan for an intensive residential development just outside Copenhagen. On the basis of the formal model of the mountain, which gives the complex its name, they take advantage of its natural peculiarities to create an appropriate microclimate for the residential complex on the slope and the parking lots and service areas that form its base.
The Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park, set between the city and the natural beauty of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, has made a major industrial zone into a green park dedicated to art.
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