MVRDV wins bid for green-roofed Zhangjiang Future Park in Shanghai

October 18, 2017 by  
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MVRDV just unveiled competition-winning designs for Zhangjiang Future Park, a 100,000-square-meter park and cultural center—the latest in a rapidly growing list of large-scale developments in Shanghai . Designed for the city’s Pudong district, the Future Park expands on the existing Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, a bustling business and industrial district for national and international companies established in 1992. The Future Park will serve the over 100,000 workers that live in the area and add 10,000 square meters of public plazas, a 56,000-square-meter public park, and green-roofed community buildings. Located on an island, the Zhangjiang Future Park will serve as an easily accessible community-gathering place. The urban complex comprises four major buildings at its heart: a library , an art center, a performance center, and a sports center. All the buildings will be topped with accessible green roofs connected by pedestrian bridges. The sloped building volumes are varied in height and blend into the landscaped environment. Related: Drone video reveals progress on Heatherwick’s “tree-covered mountain” in Shanghai “We wanted to respect the natural green landscape for Zhangjiang Future Park and drew from its island location separated by two rivers”, says Nathalie de Vries, co-founder of MVRDV. “The entire complex will provide high quality public space with public and cultural facilities, making it a place for relaxation and excitement for the people who work and live here.” The project is set for completion in early 2019. Via MVRDV

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Dramatically Daylit Kansas City Kauffman Center By Moshe Safdie Now Complete

June 30, 2011 by  
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Read the rest of Dramatically Daylit Kansas City Kauffman Center By Moshe Safdie Now Complete Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , arts center , BIM , BNIM , cultural center , Daylighting , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , kauffman center , kauffman center for the performing arts , Moshe Safdie , moshe safdie architects , nagata acoustics , performance center , safdie architects , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , yasuhisa toyota

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Abu Dhabi Unveils Its Shahama and Bahia Green Revitalization Plan

June 30, 2011 by  
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Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council recently unveiled their revitalization plan for a messy 1770 hectare sprawl between Abu Dhabi and Dubai . The Shahama and Bahia Revitlization Plan is the result of a concerted collaboration between the Abu Dhabi Municipality, local residents, and prominent community members to develop a coastal upgrade that meets all four pillars of the Estidama sustainability program. The sprawl will be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly, dense, mixed-use complex that makes the most efficient use of natural resources.

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Off the Grid Tropicana Billboard is Powered By What it Advertises – Oranges

June 30, 2011 by  
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DDB , an advertising agencies that specializes in creative experiences, has harnessed the power of oranges for their Tropicana campaign. Using the product’s very ingredients to run the electricity for the billboard that advertises it, the French Tropicana ad reads “Energie Naturelle” (Natural Energy) and is lit in neon lighting

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New Building Panel Promises High R-Values and Comfortable Interiors

June 30, 2011 by  
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Try to imagine the perfect wall system — it would be durable, super-efficient, thin and simple to install. Researchers at HTWK Leipzig , a German university of allied sciences, are currently working on such a system that promises to revolutionize building efficency by combining the best of all building components into a single, lightweight panel.

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