AIVP Recommendation

Many cities around the world now apply bioclimatic design principles to reduce their energy use and mitigate their impact on the climate. This approach involves rethinking the shape of buildings and the way they are integrated into the surrounding environment, while making optimum use of specific local features and potentialities (climate, materials, environment, etc.). Port cities certainly have considerable potential in this respect.

Trondheim (Norway)

Waterfront Architecture bioclimatique

Powerhouse Brattørkaia, a positive energy building, was officially opened on Trondheim’s waterfront on 30, August 2019. Its designer, Snøhetta, has combined various solutions for the new office building: choice of construction materials, building orientation, …

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Vancouver (Canada)

The Vancouver Convention Centre, completed in 2009, is a cornerstone of the urban ecology strategy for the city’s waterfront, created to address the aim of becoming « the world’s greenest city » by 2020.

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Dunkirk (France)

The Grand Large project in Dunkirk marks the second phase of the Neptune project launched in 1991, the principal aim of which was to reorient the city back towards the docks…

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