Fram Museum extension is dedicated to environmental education

November 25, 2020 by  
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Norway- and Denmark-based architecture firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has won an invited competition for the new extension of the Fram Museum, a museum in Oslo dedicated to the stories of Norwegian polar exploration. Dubbed Framtid — Norwegian for ‘future’ — the museum extension stands out from its sharply angular neighbors with its church bell-shaped gable and fully glazed end wall that allows views into the building and out toward the water. The timber-framed building will also be engineered with environmentally friendly considerations as part of the firm’s vision “that architecture exemplifies how we care for our environment.” Inaugurated in 1936, the Fram Museum was primarily built to honor the three great Norwegian polar explorers — Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen — and is named after the original wooden exploration vessel Fram that sits at the heart of the museum . Although the new curved extension will be visually distinct from the museum’s A-frame buildings, the modern structure will also take cues from the existing layout with its long form set perpendicular to the water. Related: RRA unveils mountain-inspired ski resort that emphasizes nature and community The new Framtid wing will expand the footprint of the museum with gathering spaces, exhibition spaces, a café with an exterior amphitheater and an auditorium. The light-filled café and gathering spaces will be located at the north side of the building for optimal views of the water and easy access to the boat shuttle. The shore, which is currently private, will be made publicly accessible with these new spaces. Framtid’s exhibition spaces will be placed farther back into the building and be equipped with full light controls to create sensory experiences; passageways connect the new exhibition spaces to the museum’s other three wings. “An important aspect of polar expeditions was research on climate and the environment,” the architects noted. “Like the crews of Fram, Gjøa and Maud, the museum’s guests will be inspired to seek knowledge on environmental education in regard to current climate change and sustainable solutions.” + Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Images via Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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Three Times the Action: Build Your Own Triple Compost Bin

August 26, 2020 by  
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Why do large asset managers vote against most climate-related shareholder proposals?

March 18, 2020 by  
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If the Big Three institutional investors vote “For” a climate proposal, odds are the company that received the proposal will take action to address the issues raised.

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How 3Degrees helped Etsy lead e-commerce towards carbon neutral shipping

April 3, 2019 by  
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Sponsored: Discover the three key elements that enabled Etsy to offset 100 percent of its shipping emissions.

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Episode 144: Genentech’s energy formula, water advocacy and that depressing IPCC report

October 12, 2018 by  
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Plus, tune in for the final installment of our three-part series on clean energy equity, featuring Greenlining Institute.

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Recycling Mysteries: Brick

November 6, 2017 by  
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How a science museum is changing the culture of resiliency

August 24, 2017 by  
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Jonathan Foley, executive director of the California Academy of Sciences, shares the three pillars of wide-scale climate action.

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Amazons biospheres spring to life with first planting in Seattle

May 9, 2017 by  
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Tech giant Amazon took a big step towards completing its incredible nature-filled biospheres last week. The company celebrated its ceremonial “first planting”—an Australian tree fern—inside the campus’ three giant geodesic spheres . The 11-foot-tall fern is the first of what will be hundreds of tropical plants to fill the domes in the heart of Seattle. Designed by NBBJ , the three steel-framed spheres are part of Amazon’s $4 billion planned campus that will cover 10 blocks of downtown Seattle when complete. Although the greenhouse-like biospheres will not have official office space, they will be filled with hundreds of tropical plants. Workers can use the space as a therapeutic outlet, which the company believes will help encourage employees to “think and work differently.” Related: Amazon’s biosphere domes are slowly taking shape in Seattle The giant spheres—the tallest of the three reaches 90 feet in height and 130 feet in diameter—will be set to 60 percent humidity and 72 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. The multistory glass buildings can accommodate over 800 staff and personnel. Over 3,000 exotic plant species are currently being incubated and tested for the spheres at a nearby greenhouse. The high-tech greenhouses are slated for completion in early 2018. Via Daily Mail Images via seattle spheres

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The battle continues: GRI vs SASB vs IR

March 15, 2016 by  
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Which of the three big environmental, social and corporate governance reporting frameworks reference the topics your company cares about?

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United States and China enter new era of climate action. Where next?

September 30, 2015 by  
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The world’s two biggest emitters are entering a new phase, with common ground on the three most critical elements on the road to Paris.

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