Visitors to the MVRDV pavilion will learn about the oceans by interacting with this user-friendly cube, which – as our friends at Evolo pointed out – looks a lot like an oversized aquarium. After accessing the center of the exhibit, users can navigate the individual basins that can even be illuminated for closer learning. The cube is wrapped in double-layer load-bearing glass walls with integrated structural support that can hold the heavy water basins while also providing excellent…
The bubble filled cube is fluid, formless and flexible and designed to promote movement and interaction. Outfitted with a slew of sustainable building strategies, like daylighting, renewable energy, water recycling, and natural ventilation, the art museum seeks to minimize energy and maximize resource use. This proposal was awarded an honorable mention out of 500 entries in the international design competition.
It’s no wonder that the judges of the Building to Building Pedestrian Bridge International Challenge awarded this mind-blowing, shape-shifting helix bridge by Sanzpont first place.Featuring a tensile fabric that allows the bridge to move as visitors walk across it, it also captures energy from the sun. If that’s not enough goodness for our strictest technophiles, check this out: the bridge also lights up at night with linear LED technology, and purifies the air in its immediate environment.
The Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas project in Spain is an installation of multi-coloured sunshades in the 128,000 square foot space near the central railway station. Shade during the day, light at night, and drainage during rain.
MVRDV's Water Cube Pavilion is designed to draw awareness to the plight of world oceans Read more: MVRDV’s Dramatic Glass Cube Pavilion Will Raise Ocean Awareness at the 2012 World Expo MVRDV Water Cube Pavilion – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building