D I Designs has released a 4-minute video presenting how Bangkok’s urban canal system can contribute to the city’s sustainable development. The short video provides an explanation of the project’s context, the historic role of canals in the city, how the canal system could be integrated with other mass transit systems, and how the project addresses the “target issues” for sustainable construction.Read more »
Main author of the “Chicoco Radio: Community building designed for urban flooding” project in Port Harcourt, Nigeria will present his recent work including the Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize-winning project at the Vitra Design Museum, Germany on April 2, 2015. The presentation is part of a series of talks with African artists, designers, and film makers as part of the “Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design” exhibition.Read more »
Revitalizing Bangkok’s urban canal system for transportation could improve the quality of life in the city. A video showcases the project by D I Designs that was recognized with a Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize. Learn more about the historic role of canals in the city, how the canal system could be integrated with other mass transport systems, and how the project addresses the “target issues” for sustainable construction.
The Holcim Awards Silver 2014 winning project for North America addresses the vulnerability of New York City to coastal flooding and proposes a protective ribbon around lower Manhattan. Designed by a consortium led Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a project film to document the vision co-developed with the people of New York City was launched at an exhibition of BIG’s work at the National Building Museum.
Board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction (l-r): Rolf Soiron, Roland Walker, Simon Upton, Enrique Norten, Marilyne Andersen, Alejandro Aravena, Harry Gugger, Marc Angélil and Maria Atkinson. Not pictured: Bernard …