Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced THE LINE, a 170km urban belt of hyper-connected future communities, without cars and roads and built around nature. Breaking ground in the first half of 2021, the smart city is a direct response to some of the most pressing challenges such as legacy infrastructure, pollution, traffic, and human congestion.
The BIODIVERCITY masterplan for Penang south islands aims to become a sustainable destination where cultural, ecological and economic growth is secured and where people and nature co-exist in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
Lambert Lénack architects’ masterplan for the new Joia Meìridia neighbourhood in Nice features a tower with undulating, tree-covered canopies by Sou Fujimoto as well as buildings by Cino Zucchi, Chartier Dalix and more.
Legacy-driven Deodoro Olympic Park by Vigliecca & Associados for Rio 2016 Olympics features a canoe slalom stadium built on irregular slopes, a wind-proof BMX circuits and a multitasking Youth Arena that can operate with only natural ventilation and illumination.
German-Australian firm LAVA designs Hangzhou Zheijang Gate Towers, a masterplan featuring twin towers with shimmering facades of fins that are inspired by the Chinese character and concept of gate.