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Solar-Powered Shape-Shifting Bridge Also Purifies the Air

In June 2011, judges of the Building to Building Pedestrian Bridge International Challenge awarded this mind-blowing, shape-shifting helix bridge by sanzpont [architectura] first place.

Featuring a tensile fabric that allows the bridge to move as visitors walk across it, it also captures energy from the sun. The bridge also lights up at night with linear LED technology, and purifies the air in its immediate environment. Continue Reading →

Singapore’s ‘Gardens by the Bay’ by Grant Associates

In 2009, Grant Associates won an international design competition to plan the largest garden project ever to be constructed in Singapore, the Marina South Gardens. The structure, which is inspired by the shape of an orchid, features a group of cooled conservatories in its center as well as a series of enormous solar ‘Supertrees’ that provide the gardens with an abundant source of rain water and renewable energy.

The 18 ‘Supertrees’ will serve as towering vertical gardens that collect rainwater, generate solar power, and act as venting ducts for the conservatories. Although the gardens aren’t expected to be complete for another full year, construction is moving right along and the ‘Supertrees’ are truly a magical sight to behold. Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for RecycleMania 2010?

RecycleMania 2010

Last year 4.7 million students and 1.1 million faculty and staff from 510 participating campuses collectively recycled or composted just over 69.4 million pounds of waste during the 10-week RecycleMania competition.

This “friendly” competition pits colleges and universities in a contest with cross town rivals and schools across the nation to see who can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most campus waste. It offers bragging rights and special awards made out of recycled materials to the winning schools. Continue Reading →