Moscow Circus School
Winning design entry for a new circus school in Moscow for aspiring circus performers.
Described by the designers as a "gem towering over Moscow’s culturally attractive Tverskoy District, brimming with a new vivid artistic scene" the building design is based on the idea of the forewings of insects which open up like a protective shell to aid the act of flight.
Architects: Belinda Ercan and Maryam Fazel for HLM
Reisseck Top Terminal
Winning design entry for a restaurant and mountain station of the Reisseck railway, Austria.
Designed to blend in naturally with the surrounding topography. Power is supplied largely by renewable forms of energy.
Architects: Zechner & Zechner
Constructed above and around Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, Spain.
The world's largest wooden structure. Designed as a cultural hub for both, residents and tourists, comprising an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants
Construction: 2005 - 2011
Architects: J. MAYER H.
Under construction in Jena, Germany.
Mixed use (office, residential, public)
Scheduled construction: 2010 - 2012
Architect: Jürgen Mayer
Winning design entry for a new aquarium in Batumi, Georgia.
The design is inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach. Four aquarium exhibitions are connected by a central, multipurpose space including café, auditorium and retail functions.
Eco City Hamburg
Under Construction in the harbour area of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.
Germany’s first entirely sustainable creative-industrial corporate development.
Comprising ten major structures of different spaces for different purposes, rangeing from studios to large warehouse and production facilities.
The design proposes two large wind turbines atop high-rise towers. These building-integrated turbines will generate more than 10% of the complex’s power, surpassing any other high-rise project in the world. Solar water heating will be used to offset the use of natural gas.
Site lighting will be powered by solar technology. Over forty percent of Eco City’s footprint will consist of open air. The majority of all visible roofs will be green roofs, serving to slow storm water runoff and significantly reducing the heat island effect.
Green areas will be elevated to the second story where there is more access to air and sunlight. In addition to roof gardens, more than half the site will be covered with vertical gardens, further minimizing the development’s carbon footprint and maximizing leisure space.
Scheduled Completion: 2010
Architects: tec architecture