Thursday, February 8, 2018

ARCHITECTURAL RECORDS:Children's Hospital Named First LEED-HC Platinum Building

Salvaged materials, sensory gardens, and non-toxic medical equipment have all helped the recent expansion of Dell Children’s Medical Center earn the first-ever LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) Platinum designation.
Measures taken for the $49 million W.H. and Elaine McCarthy South Tower include sourcing 60 percent of the building’s materials from salvaged or reused materials—effectively diverting 3,000 tons of waste from the landfill—and installing efficient appliances to reduce water waste by 38 percent.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

dezeen: Herzog & de Meuron, the City of Basel

Basel Nordspitze by Herzog & de Meuron

Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron has won a competition to design a new masterplan for Basel's Nordspitze area, including three residential skyscrapers.

The masterplan by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Mueron's Basel-based firm will transform a commercial area of the city into a new urban quarter, with high-density residential blocks and two new parks.

Three slim, cylindrical towers are planned – one at 160-metres tall and two at 135-metres – along with a row of 30-metre-high cubic residential buildings. A new city park will fill the space around the towers.


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