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NYC's High Line: round 3

NYC's High Line: round 3 | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

As one of the most well-known and popular urban revitalization projects in recent memory, New York's High Line has proven the effectiveness and impact of adaptive reuse and urban green space...

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Mahoney Architecture promote scheme for derelict Anglo HQ

Mahoney Architecture promote scheme for derelict Anglo HQ | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The Trees on the Quays project, designed by Paschal Mahoney, proposes to radically transform the shell of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank Head Quarters into an innovative Public Park which will become a focal point for the commemoration of the Centenary of the Irish Republic. The building is currently controlled by NAMA after being taken over from developer Liam Carroll. It was originally planned as a landmark headquarters for the bank, but work stopped in 2009.

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Brooks + Scarpa’s Contemporary Art Museum Canopy in Raleigh

Brooks + Scarpa’s Contemporary Art Museum Canopy in Raleigh | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum chose its new home in the city’s Depot District carefully. Located in a former produce warehouse, the project calls attention to the city’s history of railroad transportation and red brick architecture while emphasizing its commitment to sustainability and adaptive reuse. Led by Brooks + Scarpa Architects, the project included renovation of the existing 21,000-square-foot structure and the addition of a 900-square-foot entry pavilion. The glass-enclosed lobby reinterprets the location of the original building’s loading dock with an expanded and folded canopy that announces the building’s new purpose and balances the effect of daylight on its interiors.

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Design Bureau » Urban Renewal

Design Bureau » Urban Renewal | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

When you first pass through the gates of the Philadelphia Navy Yard onto the campus headquarters of retail-clothing conglomerate Urban Outfitters, you know you’re on hallowed ground.

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