With nearly every square inch covered in live vegetation, Amsterdam’s SportsPlaza Mercator complex takes the green roof/green wall trend to its logical extreme.
Stockholm’s sustainable new traffic and emergency center will include a green roof to absorb stormwater, add insulation, provide solar energy and reduce the heat island effect.
A planned mixed-use high-rise in Berlin mimics the look of an Olympic medals podium and integrates its green spaces with adjacent athletic fields and urban nature reserves.
The windows on the passive Equinox House in Bulgaria are angled outward to ensure that the noontime sun on the summer solstice is exactly parallel to the glazing to lessen solar gain.
An urban plot in Ghent, Belgium, is the scene of two competing ideas for a green apartment block that emphasizes city views, green roofs and natural ventilation and daylight.
The planned Aliah Hotel near Sao Paulo will feature green roofs, green walls, open-air atriums and rainwater harvesting systems just in time for Brazil to host both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Located on an old brownfield site, Austin’s Edgeland House is a gesture towards healing old environmental wounds and merging of modern and traditional designs.
Designer Elizabeth de Portzamparc uses a green roof in her design for the new Musée de la Romanité in France, to contrast with 2,000-year-old Roman ruins.
New York’s largest convention center has chosen Xero Flor America to roll out a 292,000-square-foot green roof that will absorb 6.8 million gallons of runoff annually.
The San Francisco 49ers, playing in tomorrow’s Super Bowl XLVII, may become the NFL’s new symbol of sustainability as their new stadium vies for LEED certification.