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Halifax Farmers' Market

Farmers Market, Halifax – Construction in progress

 

The construction work on the Halifax Farmers Market is well underway and still on course for a summer 2010 opening, just in time for the glorious Nova Scotian peak tourist and fresh produce season.

The new envelope is taking shape, the east facing seawall is complete with new insulation, doorways and natural ventilation dampers. The lanterns that provide heat and light throughout the year are now clearly visible.

The rainwater harvesting systems that collects, filters and supplies water from the 20,000sqft []

Earth coupled ventilation

Earth Coupled Ventilation – LIVE Data

 

The Wilden Community in north Kelowna has attracted attention as Kelowna’s green community, as it is linked to geo-exchange systems for the residential units there. However, one particular house has stretched the boundaries even further.

The house incorporates an earth coupled ventilation system – to supply fresh air that is tempered through underground ducts. Whilst this technology is common in Europe, this is the first of it’s kind in the Okanagan.

Both Archineers and the house owner are keen to monitor the []

Resource Recovery Pyramid

Ministry of Community and Rural Development’s Integrated Resource Recovery

British Columbia: The Ministry of Community and Rural Development has completed its evaluation process and has announced that Archineers working with Urban Systems are now Qualified Consultants for the range of services related to Integrated Resource Recovery as follows:

Anaerobic Digestion of Wet Organic Waste;
Cogeneration of Electricity and Heat.
Combustion of Dry Organic Waste;
Composting of Organic Waste;
District Energy Systems for Heating and Cooling;
Gasification of Dry Waste to Synthesis Gas; and
Nutrient Reclamation from Wastewater;
Reclamation of Heat and Cold from Wastewater Using Heat Pumps; []

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 []

Mansfield St

Mansfield Street, Marylebone, London

 

With interior surfaces of perforated aluminium, bleached oak panels and light linoleum flooring give this penthouse apartment an ethereal beauty.

Archineers provided M&E services and assisted the architects (Tonkin Liu) with the design of the shades, that cleverly disguise the lighting, heating and ventilation.

Further project details can be found here

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 []

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

Farmers Market, Halifax – Construction underway

The new home for Halifax Farmers Market, on the seawall, is underway. The project incorporates living green roofs, solar thermal, geoexchange, rainwater harvesting within the sensitive refurbishment of the derelict former Pier Building on the Historic Waterfront.

News articles – new to Archineers.com

We’re pleased to announce the launch of news pages here at Archineers.com. In future articles we hope to bring you all the latest on the projects we’re involved in and the stories that are making headlines in the world of sustainability.

A news RSS feed is available.

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 []