Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People

Thema: The longest car-free transit bridge in the U.S. and the first multi-modal project of its kind. Beschreibung: The Tilikum Crossing Transit Bridge is a critical component of a new 7.3-mile light rail alignment that will connect north Clackamas County, Milwaukie and inner SE Portland with downtown Portland and the regional MAX system. At more … Weiterlesen

Al Fayah Park

Thema: Designing a park in the desert. Beschreibung: A series of cracked pieces of the desert surface raised on columns will form a gentle dome across the site. These elevated pieces create a perforated canopy of partial shade under which a lush garden can grow, protected from the harsh excesses of the hot desert sun. … Weiterlesen

Clearpoint Residencies

Thema: The world’s tallest vertical garden. Beschreibung: When construction ends in late 2015, Clearpoint will be the tallest residential vertical garden in the world, with planted terraces circling the entire structure and inbuilt self-sustaining watering systems. Measures will be in place to reduce energy and water consumption, including the use of solar energy for communal … Weiterlesen

Pertamina Energy Tower

Thema: A 99-storey „beacon of energy“. Beschreibung: Pertamina Energy Tower is the world’s first supertall tower for which energy is the primary design driver. Sustainable strategies at the core of its design are exposed in its simple profile yet sophisticated architectural expression. Gently tapering towards a rounded top, the tower opens up at the crown, … Weiterlesen

San Francisco: Yellow taxis turn green

Thema: San Francisco’s green taxi programme Beschreibung: The taxi cabs in San Francisco, USA, take the lead in the struggle for a better environment. Today, more than half of the city’s taxis are hybrid vehicles or run on compressed natural gas. The objective is clear: by 2012, the city’s taxi operators must reduce their emissions … Weiterlesen