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Arcosanti – Mayer, Arizona, U.S.

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Name: Arcosanti
Location: Mayer, Arizona, U.S.
Architect: Paolo Soleri
Began Construction: 1970

AE Interest:  focus on arcology  [combines architecture and ecology];  highly integrated and compact 3D urban form  [opposite of suburban sprawl]; 7000 volunteers since 1970

Video: 1
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Written by Stephen Waters

September 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Posted in Under Construction

NFU and SZU Advanced Technology Park – Shenzhen, China

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Name:  NanFang University (NFU) of Science & Technology and Shenzhen University (SZU) Advanced Technology Park
Location:  Shenzhen, China
Architect:  Jaeger and Partner Architects, Ltd. and Saltans Architects Intl, Ltd.
Began Construction:  2010

AE Interest:  integration of nature and advancement of technology;  technology facilitates extraction of truth from nature;  4 Districts [Inspiration; Investigation; Knowledge; and Realization]
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Written by Stephen Waters

September 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Posted in Under Construction

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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Name: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Location: Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Architect: HOK
Architect of Record: Oger International
Completed 2009

AE Interest: LEED-NC Platinum;  less than 30 months to design and construct 5.5 million square feet of complex space across 27 buildings; 100% of wastewater reused

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Written by Stephen Waters

September 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Posted in Built

Tianjin Eco-City – Tianjin, China

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Project: Tianjin Eco-City
Location: Tianjin, China
Architect: Surbana Urban Planning Group
Began Construction: 2008
Expected Completion: 2020

AE Interest:  developed on non-arable land and in an area facing water shortage;   incorporates sustainable technologies  [solar and wind power, rainwater harvesting, and desalination];  vision is to be “A thriving city which is socially harmonious, environmentally-friendly and resource-efficient – a model for sustainable development”

Video: [1]

Written by Stephen Waters

September 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Seguin Island – Boulogne-Billancourt, France

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Name: Seguin Island
Location:  Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
Architect:  Jean Nouvel Atelier
Garden Landscape Architect:  Michael Desvigne
Soil Remediation Engineers:  Antea Group
Expected Completion:  2023

AE Interest:   required extensive soil remediation after use as Renault automobile production site; will become France’s top urban photovoltaic laboratory with installation of 30 000 m² of photovoltaic solar panels; water from Seine to be used as thermal moderator for offices

Video: [1]

Written by Stephen Waters

September 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Posted in Under Construction