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Power Plant Forest, planting forests to fight pollution

16-12-2020

Power Plant Forest, planting forests to fight pollution

The Power Plant Forest initiative in the city of Jounieh, 20 km north of Beirut in Lebanon, driven by the architecture firm theOtherDada, aims to fight the air pollution in the area around the Zouk Mosbeh power plant. The people involved are doing this by planting a forest on a highly visible site as a sign of change.

Powerhouse Company works in collaboration with SHoP Architects, Office Winhov, Mecanoo and Crimson on a new masterplan for Rijnhaven, Rotterdam

09-12-2020

Powerhouse Company works in collaboration with SHoP Architects, Office Winhov, Mecanoo and Crimson on a new masterplan for Rijnhaven, Rotterdam

Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with RED Company, presented the new masterplan for Rotterdam’s Rijnhaven, one of the oldest ports on the southern shore of the Nieuwe Maas. The project involves conversion of the Codrico factory, known for its industrial history and status as a landmark on the Rotterdam skyline, above all for the big cube on its roof that lights up bright green at night. Powerhouse Company’s masterplan celebrates the area’s industrial heritage while embracing the future with new buildings and better use of existing constructions. Major architectural studios such as Mecanoo, SHoP Architects, Office Winhov and Crimson Architectural Historians are involved in the design of the buildings in the masterplan.

The winners of the 2020 Young Talent Architecture Award

12-10-2020

The winners of the 2020 Young Talent Architecture Award

Regeneration and renaturalisation, redrawing the landscape with a focus on local communities and water management are the themes emerging in the projects that have won the 2020 Young Talent Architecture Award and its Asian edition, announced on October 5. The prizes for the architects of the future are an integral part of the Mies van der Rohe Award, the European Union award for contemporary architecture.

KilometroVerdeParma, reforesting together along the motorway

07-10-2020

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.

ADHOC architectes, Your Place at the Table, installation in Montreal

21-09-2020

ADHOC architectes, Your Place at the Table, installation in Montreal

The team from ADHOC architectes is behind the project called Your Place at the Table!, which you can visit in Montreal until October. The installation in Hydro-Quebec park was conceived to allow Montrealers to reappropriate this public space while respecting the regulations laid down by public health officials.

THE TOKYO TOILET, starchitects for public conveniences in Shibuya

24-08-2020

THE TOKYO TOILET, starchitects for public conveniences in Shibuya

THE TOKYO TOILET is an initiative, organized by the non-profit Nippon Foundation, the Shibuya City Government and the Shibuya Tourism Association to provide locals and tourists with clean, safe, attractive and accessible public toilets. They hooked up with 16 big names in architecture and design, including four Pritzker Prize-winners, Shigeru Ban, Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando and Fumihiko Maki.

Previews of the future: MAD unveils its plans for Shenzhen Bay Culture Park

10-07-2020

Previews of the future: MAD unveils its plans for Shenzhen Bay Culture Park

MAD Architects, under architect Ma Yansong, has revealed the masterplan for Shenzhen Bay Culture Park, which will also include the Creative Design Hall and Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum. The architect models the green area to create a work of land art in a park that serves the design of the buildings while offering the public a visionary concept of the city in which to establish a new way of perceiving space and time.

Ferrier Marchetti, Huaxin Tiandi Campus in Shanghai

25-06-2020

Ferrier Marchetti, Huaxin Tiandi Campus in Shanghai

The Paris-based architecture firm, Ferrier Marchetti has completed the Huaxin Tiandi Campus project in Shanghai. An office campus closely connected to the green spaces and district around it with a project creating an oasis of peace and quiet in the Chinese metropolis.

Mechanized River Valley Access in Edmonton, Canada by DIALOG

22-05-2020

Mechanized River Valley Access in Edmonton, Canada by DIALOG

The Mechanized River Valley Access by DIALOG connects downtown Edmonton, Canada with its spectacular Saskatchewan river valley. The project is one of the recipients of the 2020 National Urban Design Award, organized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CLSA).

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