Berlin Tegel to become a smart city
Where aircraft used to take off and land, a new project aims to work on how to save the world. Berlin Tegel is due to be transformed into a research park for climate protection strategies and a smart model residential district for the future.
The old harbour district Katendrecht has long since morphed into the trendy quarter of Rotterdam. And soon it will be one gem richer: the master plan by Powerhouse Company is transforming the site of the historic Codrico factory into a sparkling mix of old and new.
Traditionally, people in Denmark leave their country to go skiing. But now the CopenHill waste incinerator provides them with a ski slope all year round. Seriously! It is all thanks to a truly spectacular architectural project.
The beautiful heart of Amaravati
The new capital of Andhra Pradesh is to be given a new, sustainable heart. Foster + Partners have designed a stunning master plan for the government complex in this Indian state. The concept pays homage to India’s architectural heritage in exquisite fashion.
With a total of €600 million being invested, Siemensstadt 2.0 is the largest development project in the history of the Siemens Group. The winning design was submitted by Ortner & Ortner Baukunst. The new site will cover an area of 70 hectares and includes listed architectural monuments.
Skyscrapers used to be unchartered territory in France’s “Pink City”. The city of Toulouse, famous for its many terracotta brick buildings, will soon boast its first tower: exquisitely designed by star architect Daniel Libeskind – and with the potential to become a new landmark.
The Imperial Shipyard in Gdańsk has had an eventful history. This historical setting is now to be revitalized and transformed into an attractive district. The master plan for the old shipyard is the brainchild of Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen. Before construction work begins, fields of sunflowers will be used to prepare the ground – in every sense of the word.
The Smart Urban Park System (SUP) is intended to solve several of the most pressing urban parking space management issues. The underground car park of the future is space-efficient, cheaper and faster to construct, climate-friendly, largely maintenance-free, fully automated and equipped with an intelligent charging system for electric vehicles.