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Building Envelope

Safdie Architects’ Monumental ‘Raffles City Chongqing’ Begins Phased Opening on Historic Chaotianmen Square

Following eight years of design, development, and construction, Safdie Architects is nearing completion on its latest project in China: Raffles City Chongqing, a vibrant complex which combines office, residential, hotel,....

THE GREEN ARK, FIRST PRIZE WINNER Belgian Pavilion, World Expo 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Belgian Pavilion finally unveiled ! During the next World Expo in Dubai in 2020, Belgium will show the world its technological progress to connect minds and create the....

Stefano Boeri Architetti unveils Smart Forest City in Cancun, Mexico

The new city will host, on a land area 557 ha, 130.000 inhabitants, giving back to nature a large area where it would have been built a shopping district. 400 hectares of....

Cairo vertical forest

Stefano Boeri Architetti signs the project of the three green architectures designed for the new capital (the new administrative city) under construction in the south east area of ​​Cairo. The three "green cubes"....

Heady times for Chelten Homes as they reach goal as certified net-zero builders

It should come as no surprise that Chelten Homes would want to cement a reputation as certified net-zero builders. Anyone familiar with the Waterdown, Ontario, company would be the first to....

Bleutech Park, The First Digital Infrastructure City Of Its Kind In The World, Selects Las Vegas As Inaugural Site To Break Ground With $7.5 Billion Project

Bleutech Park Las Vegas will break ground in the Las Vegas Valley in December of this year as the first city in the world to boast a digital revolution in....

Singapore’s new 1.3 billion Jewel Changi Airport welcomes the world

Safdie Architects’ Jewel Changi Airport features world’s tallest indoor waterfall View of the Shiseido Forest Valley and HSBC Rain Vortex from Changi Airport Terminal 1 Upon setting foot into Jewel, visitors are greeted....

BIG AND PARTNERS UNVEIL OCEANIX CITY AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Image by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group As part of UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda, floating cities non-profit OCEANIX, the MIT Center for Ocean Engineering, BIG and partners propose a vision for the world’s....

CREATING A PATHWAY TO CLIMATE POSITIVE COMMUNITIES

By Charlotte Matthews, Director of Sustainability, Sidewalk Labs I love buildings. When I was eight years old my family moved to Hong Kong, one of the world’s most amazing cities. But....

Safdie Architects to Set New Standard for Community-Centric Airport Design With the Opening of Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore in 2019

Features include an expansive indoor forest, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, tree-top walking trails, restaurants, retail, and a variety of gathering places Jewel weaves together an experience of nature and the....

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