Heralded as the world’s most sustainable education building, the Atlas building at the University of Eindhoven has taken the top award in the Education category at the 2017 BREEAM Awards. The project achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and the highest ever BREEAM score for an educational building with 93.86%.
La Seine Musicale is a performing arts centre located on an island between the River Seine and Paris’ commune, Boulogne-Billancourt. Designed by French and Japanese Architects Jean de Gastines and Shigeru Ban, La Siene Musicale’s design is intended to evoke the emotions of artists, adults, children and curious passersby.
Designed and created by Danish architecture firm 3XN, the Royal Arena project in the historic city of Copenhagen opened earlier this year and has since been awarded the ‘Jury Winner’ in the Sport and Recreation category at this year’s Architizer A+.
It’s a given that fossil fuels are a finite resource and it’s only a matter of time before they run out. The problem is buildings use a lot of energy, so planning for the future has never been more important.
Spanish-Swiss Architect, Santiago Calatrava, has received the MIPIM Award for ‘Best Innovative Green Building’ for the design of Rio de Janeiro’s most-visited science museum, the Museum of Tomorrow. Here, FC&A celebrates this accolade with a tribute to Santiago Calatrava’s Neo-futuristic, green design.