Orange Sky Laundry

Thema: Australia’s first mobile laundry for the homeless. Beschreibung: We are Australia’s first mobile laundry service providing homeless people with access to free washing/drying facilities. We are a new not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. We want to harness the energy of the 18 – 30 year olds who are not given an easy outlet for … Weiterlesen

NextDrop

Thema: Improving access to water for poor families. Beschreibung: Get an SMS to know: When you’re getting water. When there’s a delay in your supply. When a pipe damage might affect you. When someone in your community provides water updates. NextDrop is a tech start-up transforming the world’s urban water systems. Everyday, they send citizens … Weiterlesen

Phoenix Towers

Thema: Urban reinvigoration. Beschreibung: Phoenix Towers will be an iconic landmark within an ambitious environmental master plan for Wuhan, the capital of central China. Situated on the Yangtze River at the crossroads of nine provinces, the ‘City of 1000 Lakes’, population 10 million, has recently been designated an environmental ‘Super City’ by the regional and … Weiterlesen

Spread the Word Campaign

Thema: Opening a library in every homeless shelter. Beschreibung: The Spread the Word Campaign aims to introduce libraries in homeless shelters across London, restoring faith and rebuilding lives through literature. The idea is to get people to donate a book that has influenced them personally to their local homeless shelter. Instead of just providing homeless … 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

BrightFarms

Thema: Urban agriculture. Beschreibung: As BrightFarm Systems, an urban greenhouse consultancy, we worked on a dozen farms over two years, including the rooftop greenhouse at The Manhattan School for Children, and the rooftop greenhouse at Forest Houses, an affordable housing project in the Bronx. BrightFarms’ mission is to improve the environmental impact of the food … Weiterlesen

#ANOTHERLIGHTUP

Thema: A project combining street art and crowd-funded community engagement. Beschreibung: The City of Cape Town supplies Monwabisi Park with free, clean water, distributed via public water taps. The ‚emtonjenis‘ (public tap spaces) have become communal gathering areas. Residents develop daily routines around necessary trips to the nearest tap. However, seeing as these spaces and … Weiterlesen

Energy Bunker

Thema: Urban transformation. Beschreibung: Wilhelmsburg’s former air raid bunker has been transformed into a symbol of the “Renewable Wilhelmsburg” Climate Protection Concept. Having languished almost unused since the end of World War II, the monument has now been renovated during the IBA Hamburg and converted into a power plant using renewable forms of energy, with … Weiterlesen

BIQ – Das Algenhaus

Thema: Nachhaltig wohnen. Beschreibung: Innen wie außen mit Leben gefüllt leitet BIQ eine neue Ära des Wohnens ein. Mit dem innovativen Projekt entsteht in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg das erste Haus weltweit, das sich über eine Gebäudefassade aus Photobiokollektoren selbst mit Energie versorgt. Das kubische viergeschossige Wohnhaus weist zwei unterschiedliche Fassaden auf. Die sogenannte Bioreaktorfassade ist dabei … Weiterlesen

Riverpark Farm NYC

Thema: Urban Gardening in NYC. Beschreibung: Created in 2011 as one of the largest, most urban farms in New York City, the award-winning Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center™ is a landmark example of a temporary alternative use of a stalled construction site. Just as innovative as the Farm’s location are the methods used to operate … Weiterlesen