The Regenstein Learning Campus is a new environmental discovery center and nature playground at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This six-acre horticultural center is LEED Platinum certified and serves as a vibrant community for more than 125,000 visitors each year. The design immerses families and children of all ages in a variety of outdoor experiences that engenders a deeper understanding of ecological systems. Visitors encounter a variety of natural experiences and explorations as they weave through the grassy mounds, water runnels, boulders, diverse woodland plantings and willow tunnels.
WeTown provides a sustainable city for 40000 residents in Canada. Reducing people reliance on automobiles, the project provides 36 buildings with apartments, offices, retails and green spaces within an infinitive loop. The 8 minute journey from home to work will be filled with greenery, activities and excitement. Different active and passive strategies are also used in the buildings and master plan to promote a healthy lifestyle. In the next 15 years, 10 phases of construction will start and each phase will balance work, live and play with minimum impact to the environment.
The City of Pearl harmonizes with its surrounding through the allocation of Community Oriented Facilities to instil a sense of place among tourists and residents. In the coast and across the golf course lies a waterway that is streaming with water taxi, an amazing way of moving around coastal parts, enjoying view of sea and green areas. Tourists and visitors could try luxurious lifestyle of Manila in the City of Pearl.
1785m is the result of the substitution of an infrastructure like an airport, for another infrastructure also with global influence like a cross-border space of competition. A benchmark on the Bidasoa river estuary which suggests tourism as a catalyst for economic, social and environmental change in the region. A project capable of managing and mobilizing a “glocal” network, that allows to implement a sustainable format of tourism acting as a new experience gatherer and offering that hybrid and complex leisure offer that works as a point of attraction for both local and global tourism.
The design challenge of this project is to balance the visual penetration and keep the sense of security at the same time. How to reserve four old Comphor trees in this site is also the issue. The designer tries to hierarchy the boundaries as the design strategy. The 5 concrete walls overlap each other and placed unparalleled by the big trees. They create transitional spaces for wandering and planting between the public field. For people both inside and outside, the walls become the canvas of shadows and light.
Design Concept Reconstructing a brand new style of the space with modern approach, the design blends the clear and refined ancient rhyme into the elegant space, creating a poetic atmosphere as described in the Chinese poetry from Tang Dynasty, “Your villa lies in a deep seluded gloom, who won't be a hermit in your room?”