Entries in Sustainability (29)
Image © Gensler
In April and May, Gensler made its first appearance at the La Biennale di Venezia (15th International Architecture Exhibition) and the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. The challenge: to envision a “living plan” for a new port town in the Amazon as a model of sustainable development—in the form of a dinner table installation.
Lynn University International Business Center. Image © Michael Moran
When it comes to design, the higher education sector is often faced with a quandary: pursue trends or pursue sustainability?
Image © Gensler
Shanghai is one of 17 cities worldwide that recently hosted a walking tour focused on outdoor urban spaces, organized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The outdoor spaces that participants visited were selected based on their relationship with the buildings that shape them. The September “warm weather” tours followed a similar event this past January during the winter weather. The topics of better urban design and more efficient use of outdoor spaces surrounding tall buildings are particularly relevant to CTBUH and its http://www.ctbuh.org/tabid/6686/language/en-US/Default.aspx?group=20Urban Habitat/Urban Design Committee. In 2016, the committee will publish a technical guide for the design and development of urban public spaces.
The Tower at PNC Plaza. Image © Gensler
On October 1, The Tower at PNC Plaza opened to the public, completing a five year design and construction process that started with a powerful and singular vision: create the world’s greenest skyrise. The Tower represents the culmination of a 10 year journey Gensler has taken with PNC, beginning with the first high-rise erected in Pittsburgh in decades (the mixed-use Three PNC Plaza) and followed by the first LEED Platinum office building in Washington, D.C., a net-zero bank branch building, and countless LEED-certified workplaces and bank branches across the country.