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GREENPASS-Certification for Biotope City Wienerberg

GREENPASS-Certification for Biotope City Wienerberg

Kathrin Gaál, Deputy Mayor of the City of Vienna, and GREENPASS CEO Florian Kraus (from right to left) at the awarding of the Platinum certificate to the Biotope City Wienerberg neighbourhood on 21.6.2021 It is a special day - in two respects:Vienna is the world's...

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THE ISLAND OF THE WILD VIENNESE

THE ISLAND OF THE WILD VIENNESE

An uninhabited island in the middle of the big city, where deer and beavers live, where grey herons and cormorants find rich fishing grounds, where marsupial tits build their elaborate nests? A romantic dream? Inner-city nature reserves or fallow land are under high...

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First forest tower planted in the Netherlands

First forest tower planted in the Netherlands

Jannie Landa, Tom van Duuren and Harrie van Helmond Two years ago, we wrote an article on the start of construction of the Trudotoren on StrijpS in Eindhoven. Stefano Boeri's design is a variant of the Bosco verticale in Milan, but in this case built within the social...

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Urban Mining Technical Soils for Biotope Cities

Urban Mining Technical Soils for Biotope Cities

Pia Minixhofer, Bernhard Scharf, Sebastian Hafner, Thomas Romm Growing cities In the coming years, more and more people will live and work in cities (UN 2018). The accompanying need for more housing and infrastructure is causing construction activity to increase....

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Greener track and surroundings

Greener track and surroundings

https: www.spoorbeeld.nl NS, ProRail and Bureau Spoorbouwmeester Netherlands have plans to make the stations and their surroundings greener. Bureau Bosch Slabbers Landscape Architects has produced a handbook "New Handbook for...

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SPACE – TIME

SPACE – TIME

Presentation Colette van Landuyt - second participant in QuoVadis? 2222 Summary: The break between space and time in Western culture resulted in a radical break with nature. Nature is not sensitive to ideologies; it does for its effects. GAIA rebels through...

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A recyclable space-time ratio

A recyclable space-time ratio

This essay by Gilles Clement, the famous french paysagist is written 10 years ago – today his urgency is increased only! Recommanded by the editors.

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50 years ARCH+

50 years ARCH+

by Helga Fassbinder. Formerly a critical magazin.What function does it fulfil today? Are the major challenges of the future – climate change, loss of biodiversity, scarcity of resources – reflected in terms of construction and planning?

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Michael Sorkin 1948-2020

Michael Sorkin 1948-2020

On March 26, 2020, architect and publicist Michael Sorkin died after being infected with the corona virus. Sorkin was a warm advocate of “green urbanism”.

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Mercator Swimming pool Amsterdam

Mercator Swimming pool Amsterdam

10 Years ago: By protest of the neighbourhood the swimming pool in a inner city park of Amsterdam could only been built completely covered by green. Architect VenhoevenCS, green architekt Patrick Blanc

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Biotope City Symposium Eindhoven

Biotope City Symposium Eindhoven

Organized by Foundation Biotope City, Architectuurcentrum Eindhoven, Eindhoven University of Technology and Eindhoven municipality.
The Symposium, originally planned May 15, 2020, will take place later this year at Eindhoven. We hope to be able to announce the new date soon !

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Invisible Treasures of a Biotope City

Invisible Treasures of a Biotope City

The Biotope City Wienerberg contains many qualities that will not be immediately visible after completion at the end of 2020. Now IBA Vienna has published the broschure “Hidden Treasures”, which describes the hidden treasures of this forward-looking green district.

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REGE

REGE

Wie mache ich Bürgern klar, wie wichtig die verschiedenen Möglichkeiten von Regenwasser-Rückhaltung durch Begrünen sind? Prof. Daniel Roer, University of British Columbia,Vancouver, stellt eine Methode vor.

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KRISE FINDET STADT

KRISE FINDET STADT

Die KUPFzeitung ist das kulturpolitische Magazin der Kulturplattform OÖ. Sie ist ein zentrales Medium des Kulturdiskurses in Oberösterreich.

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THE BIOTOPE CITY WIENERBERG

THE BIOTOPE CITY WIENERBERG

A BIOTOPE-CITY-QUARTIER FOR VIENNA Helga Fassbinder In Vienna, a 'Biotope City' district is currently under construction. A neighborhood based on the principles of Biotope City: the realization of a dense urban neighborhood as nature in a close juxtaposition with...

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Urban Farming by the City of Vienna

Urban Farming by the City of Vienna

Urban farming for climate change mitigation Press Service of the City of Vienna Mayor Ludwig and City Councillor Sima: Active against climate change with vegetables from ViennaVienna pensioners' homes enjoy organic potatoes from Vienna - new logistics save...

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pioneer ot hoffmann

pioneer ot hoffmann

Ein Gebäude mitten in der Stadt, bewachsen mit Bäumen auf allen Etagen, gebaut schon in den 70er Jahren, lange vor dem Mailänder Bosco Vertikale. Ein Interview mit dem Architekten

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WORLD CONGRESS OF BUILDING GREENING 2020

WORLD CONGRESS OF BUILDING GREENING 2020

    Congress of roof, façade and interior greeningThe Federal Association Building Green e. V. (BuGG) as organizer and organizer of the World Congress Building Green 2020 is an association of scientists, planners, executives, producers, countries / cities and...

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A CHARTER FOR THE BERLIN TOWN GREEN

A CHARTER FOR THE BERLIN TOWN GREEN

Vom 14. Mai 2019 bis zum 11. Juni 2019 fand die zweite Online-Beteiligungsphase zur Charta für das Berliner Stadtgrün statt. Sie ist nun abgeschlossen. Das Verfahren geht weiter.

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Ecology and a forest tower

Ecology and a forest tower

Eine Erkundung des Trudo-Waldturms durch Harrie van Helmond, Architekt und Mitglied von Biotope-City, Jannie Landa, aktiver Stadtgrüner und Mitglied von IVN Eindhoven und Tom van Duuren, Forstdirektor und Mitglied von Wilde Weelde, Abteilung für natürliche Umwelt.

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Biotope City – the Gardencity of the 21thCentury

Wie können wir den Lebensraum des Menschen so einrichten und regulieren, dass er in einem Zusammenspiel mit anderen Arten von Leben seine Lebenszeit so gut und gesund wie möglich verbringen kann? Es gilt, die guten Ideen der Gartenstadt zu übersetzen auf die Situation des 21.Jhds.
– Helga Fassbinder –

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Ecology and Madness

Ecology and Madness

‘Ökologie und Wahnsinn’ – ein Symposium auf Burg Hülshoff am 13.Sept.19 im Rahmen des Festivals ‘Natur am Bau’

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The Vienna Biotope City in the Press

The Vienna Biotope City in the Press

The Vienna Biotope City in the Press   In the Austrian daily newspaper DER STANDARD an article about the Biotope City in Vienna is published in March 2019. Woichiech Czaja emphazises the stimulating effect of green on people’s mind and adds by this another argument to...

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To grow a fence, a bench, a town!

To grow a fence, a bench, a town!

To grow a fence, a bench, a town! An interview with Bob Radstake    Leora Rosner When Bob Radstake returned from a trip to Australia he realised how much he missed seeing nature within urban areas. As he states, “I was walking along the street when the idea just fell...

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Amsterdam City Hall roof planted

Amsterdam City Hall roof planted

Amsterdam City Hall roof planted Leora Rosner Due to the tenacity of one person a seed was planted and nurtured until it grew and began to blossom. The story of planting the roof of the City Hall of Amsterdam (the Stopera) began in April of 2007 when a letter was sent...

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Wild or not: which do you prefer?

Wild or not: which do you prefer?

Wild or not: which do you prefer?  Leora Rosner Wild gardens in our steel, glass and brick jungles offer a softer view. Placed along facades where one would generally never see a garden, because of lack of interest, wild gardens would help create a greener...

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A BIOTOPE CITY QUARTIER FOR VIENNA

A BIOTOPE CITY QUARTIER FOR VIENNA

In Vienna, a ‘Biotope City’ district is currently under construction. A neighborhood based on the principles of Biotope City: the realization of a dense urban neighborhood as nature in a close juxtaposition with human, their homes, nearby shops, school, kindergarten, and species of flora and fauna, each with their own, closely interlinked sphere of life.

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A Wall in the Change of Seasons

A Wall in the Change of Seasons

A Wall in the Change of Seasons Irene Zluwa The contribution of Irene Zluwa is the result of a study of plants that have a good chance of surviving wall greening. This is certainly interesting for those who want to realize greening the grey house walls in densely...

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THE PIONEERS OF URBAN GREEN: HARRY GLÜCK

THE PIONEERS OF URBAN GREEN: HARRY GLÜCK

He is the grand old man of the Austrian social housing architecture, famous for Alterlaa, mass housing high-rise buildings, without any problems, but only highly satisfied tenants. By Helga Fassbinder

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FREI OTTO: HOUSES IN THE TREE – BERLIN 1987

FREI OTTO: HOUSES IN THE TREE – BERLIN 1987

FREI OTTO: HOUSES IN THE TREE - BERLIN 1987 Director, camera, Editor: Beate LendtProduction: Gerald Lindner & Beate LendtMusic and sound: Vladimir Rakic Film: House in the tree (trailer)            http://architekturclips.de/treehouse Living in a tree...

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A COMMUNITY GARDEN…. ON THE ROOFTOP OF A SCHOOL

A COMMUNITY GARDEN…. ON THE ROOFTOP OF A SCHOOL

A COMMUNITY GARDEN.... ON THE ROOFTOP OF A SCHOOL Editors Biotope City Journal Paris: A community garden as a green injection on the rooftop of a school - now 3 years later: Since several years the city of Paris makes great efforts to improve the air...

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I am the city

I am the city

I am the city   Leora Rosner   I am the city Stone, brick, mortar, steel and glass My arteries are the streets The sidewalks my veins My people are the muscles Of my perambulations My breath is short and strained and I am feverish I am the city Nigh...

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WILDLIFE IN THE CITY

WILDLIFE IN THE CITY

The formula “The City as Nature” asks for a definition how one understands by nature. Where to start? Where does it belong? The question is explosive, especially among biologists but also among ordinary people: when nature has to be saved: which one? The nature in the state of hundred years ago?

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE GREEN

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE GREEN

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE GREEN Statement at Alpbach Built Environment Symposium 31.8.-1.9.2012 "Creating Living Spaces - How will we live in the future"   Helga Fassbinder We are living in a time of fundamental changes. In building too, it seems as if we...

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HOMO URBANUS – the man of the urban future

HOMO URBANUS – the man of the urban future

HOMO URBANUS - the man of the urban future Jelle Reumer ‘The environment selects’ is a well-known Darwinist paradigm. The idea also holds water when the environment changes, in which case the changed environment selects. An environment without...

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THE LOWLINE AIMS HIGH

THE LOWLINE AIMS HIGH

Click on images to enlarge them. They will appear in a new tab. After years of planning, another ambitious project rivaling the Highline in all its aspects, both good and bad – is being realized in New York City. It is called the Lowline and is located in Manhattan’s...

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LIVING ROOFS – A catalyst for building communities

LIVING ROOFS – A catalyst for building communities

LIVING ROOFS – A catalyst for building communities Charlie Green, Jane Riddiford 1. Introduction This article is based what we have been discovering through the development of a Living Roof on top of an office building in Kings Cross, Central London. The project has...

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URBAN COOTS

URBAN COOTS

URBAN COOTS - URBANE BLESSHÜHNER -              FOULQUES URBAINES - WATERHOENTJES Sema Bekiroviç In the canals of Amsterdam they are often to be seen: coot that fourage on the caddis walls, build their nests and hatch their eggs and then swim through the water with...

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