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Lisbon city hall has completed its energy transformation

As the only heritage building in Portugal to have undergone far-reaching energy improvement measures, this project marks an important milestone for the Sharing Cities programme, and a great success for Lisbon’s climate adaptation strategy. Designed by the architect Domingos Parente da Silva and completed in 1880, Lisbon city hall is considered one of the most …

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A victorian viaduct transformed into a public park in Manchester

The ancient Victorian railway structure, made of cast iron and steel, is now a « sky park », a green space in the heart of the city, accommodating the Museum of Science and Industry and an events area. Abandoned since the closure of Manchester Central Station in  1969, the listed Castlefield Viaduct was once used to transport …

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Brussels architects are outraged by the capital’s urban-planning situation

Lengthy planning permission procedures, bureaucratic obstacles, exaggerated consultation committees, refusals to reconsider, devious deafness of politicians… The Order of Architects denounces the sorry state of Brussels architecture and urban planning. Architecture and urban planning in Brussels are suffering! In an open letter, the chamber of Brussels affairs, the French and German-speaking advisory Council for the …

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Street art meets safety enhancement

After Glasgow, London and Amsterdam, the philanthropic foundation Bloomberg will subsidise street art in 19 new European cities, to revitalise urban centres and improve pedestrian safety. The Asphalt Art Initiative is inspired by the work of Michael R. Bloomberg during his tenure as Mayor of New York (2002-2013) to improve pedestrian safety and revitalise his …

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