Krankenhaus Nord Wein Hospital by Arup. By bagging the contract for the Northern Hospital Krankenhaus Wein, the company earned another feather to its cap international recognition for its expertise in health care. The hospital is supposed to be able to accommodate 250,000 outpatient visits, 40,000 hospital admissions receive and perform about 16,000 surgeries a year. Construction, which is linked to cost about 500 million pounds, has just started and will cost another £ 500 million for the hospital to accommodate world class standard to which hopes to achieve. The project must be completed in 2016.
Most modern buildings are made to look good with little regard for the impact on the environment. While they serve their purpose, there is no denying that consume too much energy and release greenhouse gases that pollute the air and strangled.But that does not mean that there are designers who strive to enter the building plans that are innovative and represent a minimal threat to the environment. Arup, an independent firm, recently won a contract to design a large hospital in Vienna, North Krankenhaus Wein, leading to a change in the design of the building and the environment as a whole.
Krankenhaus Nord Wein Hospital by Arup
Krankenhaus Nord Wein Hospital to incorporate high building standards, green living
With the completion of Northern Hospital Krankenhaus Wein, authorities are able to consolidate and reallocate existing health services around the area. To ensure that the hospital functions, built and designed to the highest standards possible, the city of Vienna and the Vienna Hospital Association have developed a new letter of sustainability. Installation of 800 beds, will have roof gardens, light-filled atrium, a high proportion of natural lighting and landscape gardens with water and grass. The height of the hospital is 55 meters with 240,000 square meters.
Once completed, we will see a building that respects the environment, large and also support a constant flow of health workers.
Images Credit: Arup
The Harlem Edge: Greenhouse Transformer offers Harlem tools for sustainability by PRAUD. Design competitions to give people the opportunity to present their concepts to the world, taking into account the change and innovation. Also pave the way for governments to establish an infrastructure based on them. The Harlem Edge is the competition so that encourages residents of Harlem coming up with ideas for remodeling the current Ministry of site remediation. Participants are invited to create a concept taking into account public access, urban agriculture, creative programming, facilitating economic activity and sustainability.
The Harlem Edge Architects
Some input is distinguished from the finalists who benefit greenhouse transformer, designed by Rafael Luna Yim and Dongwoo of Praud, a Boston firm.The design shows that food production is a catalyst for human activity. This will be the people who are actively involved in food production, making sustainable construction.
According to the designers, urban agriculture is limited largely due to weather conditions. From the rural base their practices on agricultural irrigation systems developed, it is easier to facilitate the production of food. To avoid this problem, Luna Yim and have considered the use of mechanical means to create artificial climate inside the building, suitable for food production.
Transformation of greenhouse gases not only in urban agriculture, however, is a place where farmers markets are created during the summer months, where products are sold to local food distributors in the open deck space. The building also will have a space to educate the public about the methods of urban agriculture and students will also be able to see the process firsthand. The proceeds of sales will be used to support the learning program. Promote the exchange of culture, the green areas of the house transformer for entertainment and leisure.
New concept of Luna Yim and seem to have built a community as a whole needs to function properly. How admirable is the level of participation that would be incurred if greenhouse Transformer ever see reality.
Project: Emerging New York Architects Competition 2012 (The Harlem Edge; Cultivating Connetions)
Result: Honorable Mention
Team: PRAUD (Rafael Luna, Dongwoo Yim)
Area: 2,475 m2
Find more plans, sections and elevations of Greenhouse Transformer in the image gallery below.
Images Credit: bustler
If you are really concerned about the environment around you, then you should pay attention to the increasing amount of gas emissions during the construction of residential buildings. Through out the buildings, there are many gases that are produced in large quantities and are harmful for the environment. So, are you aware of this fact? If so, then you should do something.
Each architect and engineer knows exactly what you have to do to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases significantly. But people do not want to compromise, either by changes in lifestyle or cash. We present some of the simplest ways to construct buildings to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
These are the things we could do to reduce global emissions:
1. Natural ventilation
Several years ago, even the small building in New York had an air duct. At this point, has not allowed the construction of toilets and kitchens without windows.The reason behind this, natural ventilation through windows helps reduce the effects of emissions of greenhouse gases. After a while mechanical ventilators have been approved for the same reason. Now is the time to put the old return policy. Natural ventilation and light should be accessible to all rooms.
2. Net zero energy for housing by 2016
Reach zero net energy means that the location in front of a large amount of energy in the network to carry. This is a supplemental indenture, from design to reduce waste, including photovoltaic solar energy sufficient to balance the little gas or energy is necessary. The zero of energy is achieved through the design presented considered to keep solar heat, straw bales and a remarkable 33.8 kilowatt array of photovoltaic solar energy.
3. Plan for people, not cars
The cars are superb transportation. They give us the freedom to go wherever we want and when we want. But that does not mean we should use every time. Emit many noxious gases into the atmosphere, so we try to minimize their use. For example, London or New York, people are ordinary cars, but only use them on weekends. So try to learn something from them, how they are concerned about the environment and aware of the means of reduction that might affect it. You can also do the same and save the environment.
4. Reoccupy the rust belt
To make your air clean and free of harmful gases, if the band had to re-occupy the areas of corrosion. There are a lot of infrastructure, that is, a lot of water, temperate climate, canals, power plants and elegant buildings are waiting to be fixed. Thus, the number of people followed the sun to the other with none of the above. What would it take to bring people back? You can do things like if enough people for a possible change laborious in Detroit, then Detroit will begin the exercise of firepower. In response to the growing population of people, useful infrastructure will grow. Employers will, among migrants. Use alternatives that reflect the feeling migrants arise. And finally the whole show becomes a success.
5. Design heat or cold proof houses
Did you know that air conditioners lift the load of harmful gases into the environment? These gases, mainly CFCs are the main cause of global warming.During the hottest days of the year when the electrical load is at its height, the atmosphere suffers greatly because of the electricity in the building with air conditioning. However, we have some good options to protect the environment from its dangers. The first thing we can do is plant the drill, as are the natural source of oxygen, therefore, help to absorb harmful gases. Second, we can obtain the natural conditioning when painting ceilings. Thus, by adopting these techniques can reduce emissions of harmful gases in the construction of buildings.