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Jordan Dead Sea Development Zone Master Plan by Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Sasaki Associates, Inc.

In order to capitalize on its cultural and political assets, the Government of Jordan has established a series of six Development Zones in which directed efforts are being made to increase foreign and domestic investment. The Dead Sea Development Zone encompasses 40 square kilometers of coastal land along the lowest body of water on earth.

Image Courtesy Sasaki Associates, Inc.

  • Architects: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
  • Project: Jordan Dead Sea  Development Zone Master Plan
  • Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Owner: Jordan Development Zones Commission
  • Collaboration: Buro Happold; Sigma Consulting; Tetra Tech
  • Photography: Sasaki Associates, Inc.

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Transit Oriented City in Dongtan, South Korea by Ojanen Chiou Architects

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Article source: Ojanen Chiou Architects

Designed by SWA Group with Ojanen Chiou Architects LLP, the 157 hectare Dongtan Central Business Master Plan is at the heart of Dongtan City: a new urban center located just 30 km south of Seoul in South Korea.  The development zone is situated on a former agricultural plain that had been taken over by various industrial uses.  Bounded by a river to the west and mountainous terrain to the east, this zone is bisected by a major transportation corridor connecting Seoul with the southern reaches of the country.  At the core of the development is a transit center that will accommodate high-speed and metropolitan rail stations connecting with a bi-modal (bus + tram) transit system, and long-distance and city buses, establishing Dongtan City as a major regional transit hub.

Transit Oriented City

  • Architects: Ojanen Chiou Architects LLP (OCA)
  • Project: Transit Oriented City – Dongtan Central Business Master Plan
  • Location: Dongtan, South Korea
  • Client: Heerim Group
  • Landscape/ Master Planner: SWA Group
  • Project area: 157 Hectares
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite and 3Ds Max

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Equatorial Guinea’s Future Capital City in Equatorial-Guinea by IDF – Ideias do Futuro

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Article source: IDF – Ideias do Futuro

Located on the Wele-Nzas, the new capital city will be built in order to fulfill the President’s dream. The new capital city will be the attraction for an estimated 160.000 inhabitants and will extend for 8.150 Hectares. The concept is characterized by modernity and respect by the country’s cultural roots, optimizing its identity and the richness of the ecosystem where it belongs. Sustainability is also a privileged feature in every strand.

Cathedral

  • Architects: IDF – Ideias do Futuro
  • Project: Equatorial Guinea’s Future Capital City
  • Location: Equatorial-Guinea
  • Year: 2010
  • Intervention Area: 8.150 Hectares
  • Coordination: Arch. Miguel Correia, IDF – Ideias do Futuro
  • Urban Planning Team: Arch. Urbanista Mafalda Matos, Arch. Urbanista Mariana Fernandes, Arch. Urbanista Susana Mello
  • Architecture Team: Arch. Diogo Mello, Arch. Pedro Gonçalves, Arch. Susana Guerreiro, Arch. Teresa Lancastre, Arch. Vítor Santos
  • Landscape Architecture Team : Arch. Paisagista Ana Prata, Arch. Paisagista Sara Távora
  • Images and Movie: Arqui 300

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The Tolerant City in Helsingborg, Sweden by Schønherr Landscape and Adept Architects

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Article source: Schønherr Landscape and Adept Architects

SCHONHERR LANDSCAPE and ADEPT ARCHITECTS win H+ planning competition with “The Tolerant City” proposal.

The municipality of Helsingborg, Sweden, chose SCHØNHERR LANDSCAPE and ADEPT ARCHITECTS as winners of the planning competition of the 100Ha site of H+ in Helsingborg.

The competition was invited and included: White architects AB (Sweden), KCAP Architects & planers (the Netherlands), Space Group (Norway) and Foster + Partners (UK).

Images Courtesy Schønherr Landscape and Adept

  • Architect: Schønherr Landscape and Adept Architects
  • Name of Project: The Tolerant City
  • Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Function: Mixed use urban area
  • Client: City of Helsingborg, H+ delegation
  • Rendering: ADEPT, Schønherr Landscape and Luxigon
  • Copyrights: Schønherr Landscape and Adept share the copyrights.

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Beijing Yizhuang Mix in China by Design Crew for Architecture

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Article source: Design Crew for Architecture

Yizhuang is a new city in the south-east of Beijing. At the moment the area is only fields on which the infrastructures works have already started. So there is a main street that will go throughout the city from north to south. This main street will be crossed by 3 main knots defining 3 main districts : an administrative district, a cultural district and an offices district. Our project is located in the offices district and will be the first to be built. A train station stops right in front of the plot, the line will be linking downtown Beijing to the upcoming Yizhuang city.

Beijing Yizhuang Mix

  • Architects: Design Crew for Architecture
  • Project: Beijing Yizhuang Mix
  • Location: Yizhuang, Ludong district, Beijing, China
  • Partners in charge: CHAUSSON Nicolas, HUANG Jiaoyang
  • Renderings: GAGNON Nicolas
  • Local Partner:ACO (YUAN Tiesheng)

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Second Second City in Chicago, Illinois by Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer of Design

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Article source: Stewart Hicks

This project contends with the competing and overlaid desires for the site of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago by creating a new tourist destination and scenario-planning infrastructure from the existing architecture. On the roof, a 1:25 miniature replica of Chicago is constructed. A clear mound protects the model, provides space for artificial weather equipment and creates unexpected visual connections between both Chicagos. Within the mound, the model acts as a simulator for various future scenarios.

Web Layout 1

  • Architects: Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer of Design
  • Project: Second Second City
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Team: Stewart Hicks, Allison Nemwmeyer w/ Min Chen

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ResilienCity in Boston, Massachusetts by Map-Lab, inc.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Article source: Map-Lab, inc.

The International Living Future Institute launched the Living City Design Competition in 2010, seeking designs for our cities in the year 2035. map-lab’s submission was ResilienCity. ResilienCity seeks to set the vision for the future of Boston’s Innovation District, a new neighborhood built on greyfield and brownfield sites that will provide residences and workplaces for over 300,000 people. We have reached the tipping point where we need to think of the whole, not the self. We have arrived at a time when we need to stop behaving selfishly and begin to explore how we can all come together as a community to create environments that are culturally enriching, healthier, and equitable. We come back to nature to do this.

Congress St Revised by Ground

  • Architects: Map-Lab, inc.
  • Project: Resilient City
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Enoki Rome Ecocity in Rome, Italy by OFL Architecture

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Enoki rome ecocity is a project born from the desire of investigate the possibilities for future housing. The achievements in material science, energy conservation, aerodynamic and environmental solutions allow designers to experience new housing typologies that can be housed in self sufficient and highly innovative building envelopes. Paying homage to the new millennium and to the city of Rome with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city.

Enoki Main View

  • Architects: OFL Architecture
  • Project: Enoki Rome Ecocity
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Designer: OFL architecture_Francesco Lipari
  • Client: OFL proposal

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Qianhai Port City in Qianhai, China by OMA Architect

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Situated at the threshold of Hong Kong and Mainland China, Qianhai occupies a position of strategic significance in the Pearl River Delta. The planned intensification of transport through the site renders inevitable its emergence as a new center. The question is not whether Qianhai will develop, but how? If successful, a new city center in Qianhai could fulfill Shenzhen’s coastal ambitions and establish a node for interaction between various components of the PRD.

Qianhai Port City

  • Architects: OMA Architect
  • Project: Qianhai Port Cit
  • Location: Qianhai, Shenzhen, PRC
  • Status: Competition
  • Client: Shenzhen Urban Planning and Land Resources Committee

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Coral City in Taguig, Philippines by GOMMA modeled using Rhino & Grasshopper

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

CORAL CITY, a self-sustaining and disaster-resistant eco-village in the Philippines, designed by GOMMAdesign (in partnership with ITA Project), was chosen among almost 300 entries from all over the world and awarded with the special ENERGY AWARD in DAtE – Design Against the Elements international competition.

Coral City

  • Architects: GOMMA Design
  • Project: Coral City
  • Location: Taguig – Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Type: competition
  • Size: 3 ha
  • Year: 2010
  • Status: Energy Award
  • Credits: GOMMAdesign + ITA Project
  • Design Team: Francesco Bagni, Vittorio Menna, Gabriele Settimelli, Francesco De Luca, Paolo Gori, Romolo Nati, Valentina Murgia, Matteo Parigiani COLLABORATORS: Chiara Giunta, Ilaria Merola
  • Software used: Rhino + Grasshopper and Autocad to model and Cinema4d to render

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