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Underground Economy:
How Smarter Waste Management Can Create Space

In conjunction with our visit to Stockholm’s Royal Seaport development, we had an opportunity to learn more about how the district manages its waste collection. As the Royal Seaport aspires to be a global model for sustainable building, its methods of waste management play an important role. The area is serviced by an underground automated […]

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Case Studies

Royal Seaport Development, Stockholm

Sweden – To set the stage for the type of sustainable new developments being built in Sweden we kicked off our field research with a tour of Stockholm’s Royal Seaport Development. With the construction of 12,000 new homes and 35,000 new workplaces spread out over 236 hectares it is considered Sweden’s largest urban development. Started […]

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NEWS

We’re off to Sweden and Norway

Sweden & Norway – We are excited to be embarking on the second leg of our Prix de Rome research trip in Sweden and Norway. We will be posting about the innovative projects and developments that we visit in Stockholm and Oslo, interviews with leading Swedish and Norwegian architects, and meetings with research organizations. We […]

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NEWS

Recent Lectures on The Next Green

During our research trip to Denmark this past summer we gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about sustainable approaches to architecture that were both inspiring and innovative. One of our goals with The Next Green project has always been to disseminate this information to Canadian audiences so that they can learn of the advances being […]

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Case Studies

Visit to DTU Compute – Christensen & Co

We were fortunate last week to have Michael Christensen, Creative Director and Founding Partner of Christensen & Co., give us a tour of some of their projects at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). One of these projects, the DTU Compute building, is an anomaly within the IIT-inspired campus of low brick buildings. This is […]

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Case Studies

Visit to Musholm – AART

While we often denote sustainability with environmental advances in energy efficiency, the broader meaning of sustainable architecture in Denmark includes social and economic sustainability as well. We visited a great example of an architectural response to social sustainability, the Musholm project in Korsør, Denmark, by AART architects. This holiday and sports facility is one of […]

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Case Studies

Visit to UN City – 3XN/GXN

Yesterday we visited 3XN/GXN’s studio in an old gunboat shed in Holmen, Copenhagen. We learned about their combined research and architecture divisions and saw some of GXN’s material research first hand. To learn more about this research, see one of our previous posts. They gave us a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the UN City building […]

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Case Studies

Visit to Bo01 Development | Malmö, Sweden

Sweden – Today we visited the “City of Tomorrow,” otherwise known as Bo01 in Malmö, Sweden. The site of a former brownfield along the city’s western harbour was developed beginning in 2000 as part of an international housing exhibition, and Bo01 is as much a modern architectural endeavour as it was a testing ground for […]

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NEWS

We’re off to Denmark!

Denmark – We are excited to embark on the Denmark leg of our Prix de Rome research trip today! Starting on Monday we will temporarily divert from our weekly post schedule with daily posts for 8 days journaling our findings from Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. We will be posting about the innovative projects that […]

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Policy

Danish Architecture Policy

Denmark – With the sheer number of buildings under construction in our cities, it’s easy to dismiss architecture as something that’s predictable and inevitable at the hands of developers. But what if developers and policy makers favoured other objectives, like people and sustainability, through government initiatives? Denmark’s government has done just this through the development […]

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