Ecosistema Urbano envisions bioclimatic domes for Florida’s West Palm waterfront

May 29, 2017 by  
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This green masterplan for the West Palm Beach in Florida will include the first public bioclimatic domes in the U.S. adorned with hanging gardens. Architecture film Ecosistema Urbano submitted this proposal to the Shore to Core competition, which invited international designers, planners and architects to envision the future of the West Palm Beach waterfront. Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA) awarded their Open Shore project first prize, out of a pool of over 40 international teams. The proposal envisions new amenities that reflect the city’s social and ethnic complexity. The design also shows how the city’s Banyan Garage can be upcycled into a mixed-use building that includes a farmers market, co-working spaces and skyline viewing platforms. Thematic alleyways feature rock climbing walls, interactive exhibition spaces and lots of foliage. Bioclimatic domes, the first public ones in the U.S., will be adorned with handing gardens , creating climatically comfortable spaces year round. Related: SOM Unveils Miami Multimodal Hub for All Aboard Florida’s New Rail Network “Ecosistema Urbano’s proposal addresses social cohesion in a compelling way by integrating locally responsive systems with a welcoming public space that will further diversify the city,” said David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute. “We’re thrilled that West Palm Beach is looking to the future and rethinking how to create a downtown that is uniquely theirs— a downtown that enhances the wellbeing of residents and visitors alike.” + Ecosistema Urbano + Van Alen Institute + West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA)

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Wind and solar-powered eco community to house 4,000 members of the Oglala Lakota Nation

May 5, 2017 by  
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The Thunder Valley Regenerative Community masterplan provides housing for some 4,000 people in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation community in South Dakota . This eco-friendly, climate-adaptable community was designed from the ground up with local culture and values in mind, using sustainable technologies for solar , wind and geothermal energy. The Thunder Valley Regenerative Community is currently underway on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, which is home to the Oglala Lakota Nation. The project brought together the local community and several organizations and design studios around the idea of creating a visionary community design. Local community members worked together with the Oglala Lakota nonprofit organization Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (CDC) , and architecture firms BNIM and Pyatt Studio , with support from KLJ Engineering and Studio NYL . Related: 8 ways to help the water protectors at the Standing Rock Reservation As the lead planner for the project masterplan, architecture firm BNIM designed the multifamily and mixed-used buildings and created a high-performance water collection and reuse system, wastewater treatment systems, and on-site solar, wind and geothermal energy generators. Related: Brad Pitt’s Make it Right delivers first 3 LEED Platinum homes The architects completed the first two buildings – the Thunder Valley Community Center and Guest House – both of which function as community gathering spaces . The first phase of the single family homes—by Pyatt Studio—is scheduled for completion this year. + BNIM + Pyatt Studio + KLJ Engineering + Studio NYL + Thunder Valley CDC

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New York City unveils massive green-roofed film and fashion hub in Brooklyn

February 23, 2017 by  
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Two warehouses in Brooklyn ‘s Sunset Park will soon be transformed into state-of-the-art, affordable production spaces for film, television production and garment manufacturing. The green-roofed Made in NY Campus, designed by WXY architecture + urban design , will modernize the industrial waterfront site and create several pedestrian-friendly spaces and public plazas. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the City’s commitment to the $136 million overhaul expected to create 1,500 jobs. Conceived by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the project will include a comprehensive planning and investment strategy aiming to renovate the site’s aging infrastructure and introduce quality manufacturing and public spaces . WXY architecture + urban design re-envisioned two existing warehouses and public spaces at Sunset Park as a new green-roofed film and fashion hub with 300,000 square feet of new production spaces. Related: New photos reveal Domino Sugar Refinery’s terraced form rising on the East River The Made in NY Campus will offset the city’s lack of filming spaces and provide high-ceiling sound spaces and various other production areas, along with new facilities for fashion and garment manufacturing industry. It will be one of three business campuses in the new Sunset Park District Plan, including the renovated Brooklyn Army Terminal to be completed this fall. + WXY architecture + urban design Renderings by nightnurse images

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Urban farming, food markets and parks replace banks and parking lots in this masterplan for Amsterdam

November 16, 2016 by  
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The project offers a solution to some of the issues plaguing the city center which is crowded with tourists, suffers from dense traffic and high rents. The innovative plan connects the northern district to the rest of the city and creates a circular path through the city, thus restoring Amsterdam’s historic connection to the water and opening up the waterfront . Related: This window transforms into a balcony right before your eyes A natural park would be introduced to areas along the road and canals, while a new food market would occupy the place of the current parking lot. Urban farming spaces would be housed in a former bank building, and various sports facilities would line the new ring and the waterfront. This ambitious plan envisions a future where the city would have air ships, interactive features, holograms, silent floating cars and delivery drones. + HofmanDujardin

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Green-roofed Neben development preserves public space in the heart of Gothenburg

October 14, 2016 by  
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In an effort to preserve the public qualities of the Heden area in downtown Gothenburg , Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture designed an underground, mixed-use complex that offers a variety of amenities while maintaining the advantages of open spaces. The project will offer open-air cafes, restaurants, work and retail spaces, sporting facilities, greenery, and an underground car park . The project aims to densify and activate the Heden area expected to become a catalyst for the development of Gothenburg city center. The new functions, nestled underneath a large green roof used for sports, would be interconnected by ramps and walkways . Related: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects Unveil Sweden’s Largest Passive House School A 10-meter-high facade will provide sufficient natural lighting and create a connection with the adjacent boulevard with open-air cafes, greenery and pedestrian areas. Workspaces, stores and restaurants would open up along the street, forming a dynamic, car-free environment. + Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

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COBE Architects transform Copenhagen’s Paper Island into a bustling cultural hub

February 16, 2016 by  
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Malaysia’s Forest City will feature the world’s largest green roof system

February 3, 2016 by  
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Foster + Partners’ winning design aims to rejuvenate Cairo’s Maspero Triangle District

November 10, 2015 by  
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The Egyptian Ministry of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements (MURIS) just announced that Foster + Partners has won the competition to design the masterplan for the Maspero Triangle District in downtown Cairo. The new masterplan aims to regenerate the district dominated by informal settlements and provide new residential, commercial and retail spaces while retaining the areas unique character. Read the rest of Foster + Partners’ winning design aims to rejuvenate Cairo’s Maspero Triangle District

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Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai

September 27, 2012 by  
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Construction is officially underway on Foster + Partners ‘ sustainable masterplan for the  Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre , a sustainable mixed-use development in the heart of the Shanghai Hongqiao Central Business District. The 1.7 million-square-foot development will include include offices, restaurants and shops. The new development is centered around a 10-acre park, and it’s designed to maximize natural light and ventilation. Read the rest of Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , Daylighting , energy efficient , Foster + Partners , green masterplan , green roof , Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre , natural daylight , natural ventilation , shanghai , Shanghai Hongqiao CBD , SunnyWorld Centre , Sustainable Building

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