Holcim Foundation

Project Summary

Responsive urban downtown activity center

The new YMCA is located on a bisecting garden and path that meanders through the city’s heart. The Responsive urban downtown activity center continues this existing green space with a program of fitness, cultural and housing elements.

Energy from all activities (e.g. a jogger) can be collected to then power the infrastructure on-site (e.g. path lighting).

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Urban fitness concept wins “Next Generation” prize
“No energy source is too small to be exploited” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for North America
Project Details
Boston, USA
Andrew Edward Lantz
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Andrew Edward Lantz
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), USA
"Next Generation" 3rd prize 2008
North America
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