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MVRDV . BIG . Penhuel . Hamonic Masson . SOA

The Montpleyel(+) . Saint Denis

MVRDV . BIG . Penhuel . Hamonic Masson . SOA . The Montpleyel(+) . Saint Denis (1)

MVRDV . BIG . Gaëtan le Penhuel & Associés . Hamonic et Masson et Associés . SOA Architects

The Montpleyel(+) project is a 180,000m2 mixed-use development consisting of housing, offices and a range of cultural activities part of a wider masterplan intended for the upper northern part of Paris, and on the west side of the city of Saint-Denis. MVRDV’s project is part of a larger masterplan to develop the entire area around the metro station area of Grand Paris. In addition to the future transportation hub, this former industrial area will soon reconnect the rest of the city thanks to a new bridge spanning the entire rail network that at present, separates Saint Denis in two parts. Continue reading MVRDV . BIG . Penhuel . Hamonic Masson . SOA

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EAD | East Austin District . Austin

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The new East Austin District is an entirely new sports and entertainment neighborhood tailored to celebrate world-class sports and cultural experiences under one checkered roofscape. Located at the site of Rodeo Austin, the 1.3 million sf East Austin District is a world of worlds for sports fans, music festival-goers and adventurists, capturing the distinct spirit of Austin with the city’s first pro-sports stadium and large-scale music arena. Inspired by local vernaculars including the Jefferson Grid, the individual buildings in East Austin District are arranged as a checkerboard of different functions, appearing as a latticed roofscape from above. Offering more than protection, the rooftop covered in red photovoltaic panels could someday allow the self-sufficient district to share its energy resources community-wide—powering East Austin’s electricity and economy. Continue reading BIG

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Resilient by Design | Design Opportunities . San Francisco

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BIG . ONE . Sherwood

The Bay Area is a place of natural beauty, richness, and resource. For centuries, it has been inhabited by those taking advantage of its sheltered waters, from early native settlement, to the gold rush, to modern times. These development patterns and lifestyles have both helped generate, and have left the Bay vulnerable to the climate stresses it feels today – sea level rise and storm flooding – drought and wildfires – earthquakes and liquefaction. And at the same time, this growth has been the source of many of the urban challenges that we know now today – declining ecology – massive congestion and pollution – strained infrastructure bringing flows from far away – and an affordable housing crisis. Continue reading BIG