The annual eVolo Magazine's award established in 2006 recognizes visionary ideas - projects that through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.
Enter the mixed-use development of two 30-storey blocks of offices and two 34-storey blocks of luxury residences on top of a four-storey retail block, and you’ll find a lush tropical biodiversity garden. Enter the Marina One complex in Singapore, which has received the MIPIM 2018 award for Best Innovative Green Building.
The year 2019 will bring a turning point for the City, a financial district of London. Great Britain will officialy leave the EU after Brexit referendum. But some companies are going in opposite way - leaving the City and moving to continental Europe. The year 2019 will be also a year when a new dominant of the City and the second-tallest building in EU is about to be completed.
Green facades of high-rise buildings will have a capacity to absorb few tons of CO2 annually. They are also an answer to the question, how to spread urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. Italian architect Stefano Boeri belongs to pioneers of vertical forests.
The Jeddah Tower. When the 1,000-meter-tall building, now constructed in the Saudi Arabian town of Jeddah, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa off its throne as the tallest skyscraper in the world.
Two years ago, the IT company Tieto moved its headquarters to the new Keilalahti Campus administration building (in the city of Espoo in southern Finland). Since then they have built it up into one of the smartest offices in Scandinavia. Up to eight thousand sensors watch literally every employee’s trajectories. According to the vision laid out in the promotional video, very soon workdays will be organized through a special mobile app—it will show you the best route to work, automatically open the garage door, make your favorite latte even before you step out of the elevator, and automatically turn on your computer when you walk up to it... “The way we work today has changed dramatically from even a few years ago. Driven by new technology, people have greater expectations than ever before when it comes to their working life - they expect it to be as flexible as their personal life,” decribes Patrik Etelävuori, Head of Concepts and Innovations - Facilities at Tieto.