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Thames Tidal Powered School

Thames Tidal Powered School (2016/17)

The concept comprises a new building poised on the Thames wharf side at Cannon Street that is an exemplar of low embodied energy and carbon construction technologies, using natural and bio-renewable materials sourced through local supply chains.

The school will be a recognised centre of excellence at a European level, providing world-class facilities through its sustainable design and use of materials. The site is located directly at the narrowest section of the Thames – meaning that the velocity of the tidal []

Okanagan College Daycare

Okanagan College Daycare – Passive House (2016/17)

 

The Okanagan College Daycare project is seeking Passive House Certification, with specific focus on reducing primary energy consumption and improving occupant health and comfort.

The building envelope designed by LandformADB and constructed by Ritchie Design Build provides the most energy efficient barrier between the indoor comfort and external extremes of -20°C to +40°C.

BC Building Science carried out the Passive House envelope tests, supported by Certiphiers group.

Archineers provided the integrated design services to assist with securing []

Vineyard Marina Project – Kelowna

Vineyard Marina Project – Kelowna, BC (2008-14)

 

The Project

The project is centered on a winery and marina in West Kelowna, British Columbia. Located on picturesque Okanagan Lake, this comprehensive development will include a world-class vineyard, winery, boutique hotel, marina, boardwalk, yacht club and several restaurants.

The Brief

The goal of the project is to develop a destination in the Okanagan that provides a world-class example of true sustainable development in the agro-tourism sector. Sustainability has been a key driver from the project inception and throughout the process. In order []

Blatchford

Blatchford – Edmonton, AB, Canada (2010-2013)

 

The Project

http://www.edmonton.ca/blatchfordedmonton/about-blatchford.aspx

The City of Edmonton held an International Design Competition inviting designs for the transformation of the downtown airport into a new sustainable community.

The Brief

http://www.edmonton.ca/blatchfordedmonton/designing-blatchford.aspx

The ECCA lands will be home to 30,000 Edmontonians living, working and learning in a sustainable community that is carbon neutral, using 100% renewable energy and served by North America’s greenest utility infrastructure. Perkins+Will invited Archineers to join their master planning team to work on the district []

UNDP – Mauritius

UNDP – Mauritius (2011-2012)

 

The Project

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) requested proposals for the Preparation of standard designs for low and middle-income housing, schools, and other building needs in Mauritius.

The Brief

The project “Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in buildings in Mauritius” required development of Standard designs for low and middle-income housing (new and major renovations); and development of Standard designs for targeted non-residential building use (new and major renovations).

The overarching objective in the above endeavour is []

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

Seaport Farmers’ Market – Halifax, NS, Canada (2010)

 

A new home for the Farmers’ Market in the disused Pier 22 building on the Seawall in Halifax.

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Completion: 2010

Project value: $12 Million

Size: 55,000 sq ft

The existing heritage building has been sensitively re-insulated to reduce heating energy whilst allowing the strong Nova Scotian sun to provide some free heat and plentiful daylight. The energy and water systems include solar tubes linked with ground-sourced heat pumps, heat recovery systems, in-floor heating, roof mounted wind turbines and gravity-fed rainwater harvesting. []

Al Gharbia

Abu Dhabi – Regional Infrastructure for Al Gharbia (2008)

 

The infrastructure plan for Al Gharbia 2030 is to provide adequate needs for the Region’s communities and the increased demand that they produce through new infrastructure systems that run in parallel with the existing infrastructure.

The overarching principle is for the new infrastructure to be located locally to the Region’s communities and with capacity to meet all the needs of the increased population Al Gharbia to 300,000 residents.

The new infrastructure will be zero-carbon, providing leading edge technology and building on the []

Meadowbrook

Meadowbrook – Montréal, QC, Canada (2007)

 

The Project

The creation of a new sustainable community in the city of Montreal, Canada, for developer Groupe Pacific.

The Brief

The sustainability targets raised the bar for the city of Montreal with aspirations to achieve WWF’s One Planet Living status. L’Oeuf Architects organised a two day “charrette” – a workshop to explore, discuss and develop sustainable design options with the inter-disciplinary team of landscape architects, urban designers, engineers and architects.

The Solution

The outcome of the charrette identified opportunities and clarified []

Riverview

Riverview Destination Resort – Edmonton, AB, Canada (2006)

 

The Project

Creation of a self-sufficient destination resort including golf course, hotel, spa and residential property.

The 1500 acre site borders the North Saskatchewan river and comprises areas of plains, forest, ravine, flood plain and riverbank. The site has 4km of frontage on the river and the area has convenient relationships to the nearby town of Devon and the Edmonton International Airport.

The Brief

To establish the project as a leader in sustainability with a goal of self-sufficiency in terms of energy, water and []

Pictou Landing

Pictou Landing First Nation Health Center – NS, Canada (2004)

 

The Project

A new health centre for Pictou Landing First Nation (PLFN) Community in Northern Nova Scotia.

The Brief

A highly sustainable building that demonstrates its ecological design through use of traditional and modern technology, whilst enabling the users to operate effectively and efficiently.

The Solution

The bent timber frame trusses pioneered by Richard Kroeker were constructed on site by workers from PLFN. The building itself is highly insulated, provides shelter from the ocean and opens up to the sun through its open “arms”. This []