Category Archives: Sustainability

Old tires new tricks

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A surreal sight has taken over part of the urban landscape in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain. Artist collective CÚMUL installed ‘ONA,’ a public art installation, made from old tires, that calls attention to waste and the threat it poses to the environment. Created for the city’s Cultura de la Calle Festival, ONA takes on the shape of an emerging wave symbolizing the notorious sea of old tires dumped in the nearby Spanish town of Seseña. Continue reading

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OMA wins 11th St. Bridge Park Competiton

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International architecture OMA recently won the competition for the 11th Street Bridge Park — the Anacostia Crossing — in Washington D.C. Described as a place of exchange; the park at Anacostia Crossing will connect two historically disparate sides of the river with a series of outdoor programmed spaces and active zones that will provide an engaging place hovering above, yet anchored in, the Anacostia River. To create this place — more destination than elevated thoroughfare — OMa designed the bridge park as a clear moment of intersection where two sides of the river converge and coexist. Anacostia Crossing will offer layered programs, presenting a new neighborhood park, an after-hours destination for the nearby workforce, a retreat for residents and a territory for tourists to explore. Continue reading

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