Born of the desire to swim in new york city's rivers, '+pool', the world's first floating water-filtering aquatic facility, will be the largest publicly funded civic project ever.
Three new yorkers have worked with international engineering and design firms such as ARUP to create '+pool', the world's first recreational floating aquatic filtering facility. The layered structure is designed to purify river water, over a half million gallons daily.
Composed of four sections forming the '+', the program is designed to accommodate everyone -- children and adults, athletes and bathers alike. the project is finished 'tile by tile', where each block is inscribed with a name or personal message of a sponsor or group of sponsors who donate over 25 USD.
The cola-bow is a public art installation made out of more than 17.000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo.
The bottles were collected by a joint initiative of universities around Beijing and Coca-Cola China to create an entrance conopy to the Student Beijing Design Exhibition, with the installation also serviong as a statement against plastic pollution by taking waste and turning it into a shelter.
Conference and Meetings World (press release) Accreditation: Meeting the industry standard Conference and Meetings World (press release) ISO 20121 is based on BS 8901, the British Standard for sustainable events management, but for international...
The Civic Data Challenge turns the raw data of ‘civic health’ into useful applications and visualizations that have direct impact on public decision-making. In order to achieve an exceptional level of real-world usefulness, designers, data scientists, researchers, and application developers will collaborate with local leaders and respond to the needs of specific communities or social issues.
The Côte Saint-Luc Grown initiative begins in 2013. Urban agriculture will be implemented on multiple fronts simultaneously across the City so that every resident can participate in his or her own way. This is a community project, and only community involvement will make it a success.
Soucieuse dattirer lattention du public, Gestev a eu lidée de promouvoir les Championnats du monde FIS de surf des neiges en implantant des télésièges dans différents lieux de Québec ville hôtesse des compétitions.
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Gestev est également en nomination dans la catégorie GMR pour les Vivats 2013
Creatives from China’s Jikerzhicheng Product Design has transformed a shipping container to be a beautiful, modular, flexible space.
The designers used as little material as possible and incorporated circular cutouts at the tops and sides in order to allow natural light to enter, and cutouts at the bottom allow for movement in and out of the container.
The ability and flow of the space was to be seamlessly integrated to nature. The mobile container also has the potential for constant evolution and multiple uses, such as transforming from a stage set to sleeping quarters and even a tea house, if you desire.
Taking inspiration from a geometric möbius strip, architect Vincent Callebaut has designed an impressive new building for Taiwan's Taichung gateway park.
The Swallows Nest's form starts out with a triangle that is then rotated around an elipse. Reaching a height of eight-stories, the building will house shops, cafes, and an "endless patio" which opens up into the park and is found in the center of the structure. It will host a variety of art within the many interior galleries.
The Swallows Nest also features various eco-friendly features. The undulating roof will have a number of solar panels attached to it, while the building's glass construction allows for natural light to enter. Three vertical gardens are found in the park's center, with one at each arched entrance. Most impressively, there will be continued efforts to make the Swallows Nest a zero carbon emissions structure.
MeetGreen Offers New Sustainability Tool Exhibitor Online MeetGreen® clients can now access Sustainable Event Solutions' Sustainable Event Management System (SEMS) and Policy Wizard through meetgreen.com specifically at...
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In 2012, EIBTM sustainability education provided education and advice clinics delivered by industry experts speakers from leading brands, including partners Positive Impact, and other associations and organisations such as GMIC, Coca Cola, Siemens Crystal Building and Commission for a Sustainable London 2012.
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Rarely has a new ISO management standard been put to such immediate and successful use as ISO 20121:2012, Event sustainability management systems - Requirements with guidance for use. The 2012 Olympic Games in London ....