Both the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup will showcase not only Brazil, as an emerging power on the global stage, but also give solar power an opportunity to showcase its further potential as a global sustainable energy source.
The site is surrounded by the unique hills of Chianti, covered with vineyards, half-way between Florence and Siena. A cultured and illuminated customer has made it possible to pursue, through architecture, the enhancement of the landscape and the surroundings as expression of the cultural and social valence of the place where wine is produced.
The huge number of plain tiles (8350 pieces) and the chosen range of colour lead to an interplay between the very traditional building material in its almost handmade haptic quality and the pixel-like apearance of the whole facade from a distance.
The terrain is located on a slope looking at the valley that dominates the Strait of the Gibraltar. The climate is Mediterranean with hot summers and soft winters, both humid, and very much influenced by the strong winds of Tarifa.
The Bone Conceptual Building includes the advantages of high-rise buildings. It can accommodate a lot of residents in a limited land area. Therefore, people can own their large houses in dense cities where the land is expensive, and don’t need to move to the suburbs.
The competition proposal for Europa City by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture exists with the intent of producing a destination for Triangle de Gonesse that is not only French, but international in scope and aspirations. ”The goal is to give a first vision of Europe, before continuing the trip,” explained the architects.