Where the future is radically car-free
The city of San Diego in Southern California has plans for a new district, one that will be entirely void of cars. Known as Neighborhood Next, it must be one of the most radical projects in the USA.
The new urban quarter Zwhatt near Zurich is designed to enable climate-neutral living at affordable prices. One of its buildings is a 75-metre-high timber hybrid tower known as Redwood, whose facade generates solar power.
The “golden city” is breathing new life into the embankment of the river Vltava: long-standing revitalization plans are now progressing. Thanks to the creations of Petr Janda, Prague can enjoy some attractive new highlights.
Urban densification is experiencing a fresh take in Amsterdam West, where a new neighbourhood is being built on existing buildings. It is a mega-project with extravagant architecture, apartments and public green space. One of the sections will be the OKU House, designed by KCAP for above the Fashion House.
Vertical allotments for urban farming
Self-sufficiency is no longer a dream reserved for downshifters. The modular building system named The Farmhouse designed by Studio Precht allows residents to grow food in big cities.
Oslo was once built entirely of wood. The project chosen to redesign the area around its railway station heralds the return of this traditional building material to the Scandinavian metropolis. A spectacular office tower with an innovative hub is being developed, named Fjordporten.