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Interactive façade of dance club reflects the mood of the dancing crowd

CODA Award for Guto Requena’s Dancing Pavilion

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The poetic Dancing Pavilion that Brazilian architect Guto Requena made for the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016 won a CODA Award last month. Requena, we’re happy to say, is one of the speakers at WDCD Live São Paulo on 22 & 23 November. ...  Read More

WDCD Climate Action Challenge enters next round; nominations on show during Dutch Design Week

Decision day for the nominations

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Today, Sustainability Day in the Netherlands, the selection committee gathered in Amsterdam to decide on the nominated projects of the Climate Action Challenge. The shortlist will be announced on 21 October and the projects will be exhibited at our Embassy of Climate Action during the World Design Event at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (21-29 October). ...  Read More

‘Quality of entries for the WDCD Climate Action Challenge is very high’

Entries from 70 countries, many from the global south

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Analysis of the WDCD Climate Action Challenge entries shows that, again, submissions came in from all corners of the globe. Participants from 70 different countries entered 384 projects. The top contributing countries are The Netherlands and Brazil underlining the strong base WDCD now has in both countries. India delivered the third most entries. ...  Read More

WDCD Climate Action Challenge draws submissions from all corners of the world

Lots of brilliant projects among 384 entries

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It’s final; the open call of the WDCD Climate Action Challenge has ended. We received 384 entries from 70 countries. Ideas from Indonesia to Brazil, from Singapore to Italy, and from India to Ghana. We’re still analysing the projects, but already we’ve some seen great concepts across all topics from students and professionals alike. ...  Read More

Improved design of sustainable emergency shelter now ready for implementation

‘In three weeks we start building the first real AGRIshelter’

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While all our focus is on climate change, these days, we haven’t forgotten our five finalists of last year’s WDCD Refugee Challenge set up together with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and IKEA Foundation. Hence a series of updates, this time on AGRIshelter.  ...  Read More

GreenWave offers a sustainable alternative to industrial fishing

Ocean farmers create jobs and feed communities

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This year, one of the prestigious INDEX: Awards went to GreenWave, a New York based nonprofit whose polyculture ocean farming technique is designed to restore ecosystems, reimagine the food system and build a new blue-green economy. The floating farms mitigate climate change as well as feature structural solutions that withstand extreme weather conditions. ...  Read More

Architect Marko Brajovic reports on the result of the Floating Architecture workshop in the Amazon

‘We were absolutely surprised by the outcome’

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‘I believe we have an important global message and a real, locally strategic project, designed to evolve and resonate thanks to local communities,’ São Paulo based architect Marko Brajovic says about the result of the Floating Architecture workshop he led in the Amazon. The nature of the project remains a secret until it is entered ...  Read More

The WDCD Refugee Challenge update 2: Makers Unite

‘We are on track to become a healthy social enterprise’

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While all our focus is on climate change these days, we haven’t forgot our five finalists of last year’s WDCD Refugee Challenge set up together with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and IKEA Foundation. Hence a series of updates, this time on Makers Unite. ...  Read More

With half a million cars ready for the scrapyard in Houston alone we might want to think of adaptive mobility solutions

Do we need resilient car design?

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Again we’re confronted with scenes of devastation, now in the Caribbean where hurricane Irma is raging with wind speeds up to 350 km/h. Irma is the strongest storm ever measured in the Atlantic. Such winds are catastrophic, but even more damage is caused by higher flood waves and heavy rainfall as a result of rising ...  Read More