Category Archives: Sustainability

Snohetta’s Vulcan Beehive in Oslo

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In an effort to promote beekeeping and plant pollination in Oslo, Norway, architecture office Snøhetta has designed and realized ‘Vulkan Beehive’, perched atop a roof adjacent to the Mathallen Food Hall. The project’s location relates both to the cuisine center as well as various green spaces in the urban area.
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Green your Neighbourhood

14361026506_80bc2cf55e_kGreen your Neighbourhood (Planta tu Barrio) is an urban intervention developed by Ciudad Emergente (previous interventions include Okuplaza and Valparaiso Recycling Plaza) under the Clean and Connected Antofagasta Plan as part of  an initiative to transform illegal landfills into usable public spaces through active citizen participation. Continue reading

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Daan Roosegaarde beautifies Toronto

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OpenCity Projects recently met with Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and asked him how he would beautify Toronto?

DR: Well, it’s not so much about beautifying, it’s about reforming it in a way. When you look at the grid and when you look at the city, it’s quite weird in a way in that you don’t feel the architecture you feel the roads. Continue reading

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