Ross Barney Architects has unveiled designs for McDonald’s net-zero energy restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The McDonald’s-Disney flagship aims to be the first net-zero energy quick-service restaurant, and represents the company’s commitment to building a better future through “Scale for Good.”
Concrete emits carbon dioxide (CO2) during production, installation, and maintenance. Installing with modern internal curing technologies will reduce concrete’s overall (CO2) emissions by making it stronger and reducing construction timelines.
Forty of the world’s top cement and concrete companies have unveiled a joint industry ‘2050 Climate Ambition.’ The statement demonstrates their commitment to drive down the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint of the world’s most used manmade product, with an aspiration to deliver carbon-neutral concrete by 2050.
International architecture firm Büro Ole Scheeren has revealed the Shenzhen Wave, the new headquarters for ZTE, a telecommunications and technology company in China. Shenzhen Wave reimagines the urban cityscape as an interactive and integrated spatial ecosystem of the future hovering above ground level.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced the winners of its 2020 Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding industry leadership and have made significant contributions to the council’s mission to advance green building in Canada.
Katerra has emerged as North America’s largest end-to-end mass timber design, manufacturing, and construction firm with the capacity to produce 185,000 m3 (653,3213 cf) of cross-laminated timber (CLT) annually.
Construction has begun on the workplace component of the Bayside Toronto waterfront master-planned community with the groundbreaking of T3 Bayside (T3 stands for timber, talent, and technology). The first of two twin, heavy timber office buildings at Bayside Toronto, T3 Bayside will be constructed using an innovative and highly sustainable mass timber structure, and feature market-leading amenities.
MAD Architects unveil its design for the 2024 Paris Olympics’ Aquatic Centre. The firm has teamed up with three French studios, Jacques Rougerie Architecture, Atelier Phileas Architecture, and Apma Architecture on this project.
A new building planned for the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough will create a major student hub on the north part of the campus. The Instructional Centre 2, or IC-2, will have nearly 18,500 m2 (1719 sf) of academic space, including 21 technology-enhanced classrooms and lecture halls, labs, as well as study spaces, lounges, and open seating areas.
Software company Atlassian plans to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber building for its new headquarters in the tech precinct of Central Station, Sydney, Australia. The tower will be 180-m (590-ft) high.