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Lugano – There are plans to create a floating garden and reconfigurable roads in Lugano that will increase links between the city and the lake. The project
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Rotkreuz ZG/Dübendorf ZH – The Innovation Park Central Switzerland and the research building NEST in Dübendorf are entering a partnership. The aim is to develop, test and
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Aarhus – Denmark’s first wooden parking house will help the country to reach its goal to become climate neutral in 2050. The parking house will be made
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Dhaka – A polluted swamp in Bangladesh is set to be transformed into a green university. BRAC University will showcase sustainable, low-tech solutions, including natural cooling and vertical
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Chicago – COVID-19 could impact how cities are designed. Urban density, the decentralization of essential services, data aggregation and the digital response all come into play.
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Chicago – COVID-19 could impact how cities are designed. Urban density, the decentralization of essential services, data aggregation and the digital response all come into play.
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Ahmedabad – Stellar, a solar-powered commercial building, recently opened in India. It features a rainwater harvesting system and terraces to deflect the sun and mitigate high temperatures.
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Boston – A building destined for Boston could signal a new way of creating residential structures in cities. The cross-laminated timber structure eliminates most greenhouse-gas emissions associated with
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Edinburgh – A Scottish startup company has created a recycled building brick that is made almost entirely of construction waste. The brick generates less than a tenth
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Dübendorf ZH/Zurich - Swiss researchers are analysing the problem of increasing heat in cities. The Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology has developed initial model calculations for
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Lugano/Mendrisio TI - Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have won the Pritzker Prize 2020. This means that the two professors lecturing at the Università della Svizzera italiana
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Amherst - Two tree species native to Northeast America have been found to be structurally sound for use in cross-laminated timber – a new type of building
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London – Over 22,000 large trees and 28,000 small trees are to be planted in urban areas across England. These will help improve urban health and wellbeing,
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Paris – The French government has announced plans for all new public buildings to built from at least 50 per cent timber or other natural materials. The
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Bern – The National Research Programme launched the joint project Low Energy Concrete. The results now show the way to climate-friendly use of concrete.

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Toronto – Sidewalk Labs has an unveiled a digital prototype for what would become the world’s tallest mass-timber building. The architecture arm of Google parent company Alphabet
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Abu Dhabi – Cities are crucial for sustainable development worldwide during the next decade, according to UN chief António Guterres. Speaking at the World Urban Forum, he
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Lucerne – Researchers at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have developed a concept for high-rise buildings made from stackable wooden modules. These modules measure
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Yibin – An innovative tram has started traveling around Yibin in southwestern China. Combining a bus, train and tram, the vehicle is self-driving and can depart from
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Dübendorf ZH – Empa researchers are devising ideas to help buildings save power. In their experiments, they fed a self-learning heating control system with temperature data from
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