Gallery: Temporary Dutch Parking Garage Is as Green As It Looks

 

Here in the United States, we’re only starting to kick the habit of designing cities around cars. But in Leiden, Netherlands, designers were asked to build a parking garage that would last between 10 and 20 years — after that, the land will go back to the city for redevelopment. The temporary structure will use recyclable, sustainable, and nature-mimicking materials.

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    […] Designboom tells us that last week, the city of Guadalajara opened a new volcano-like soccer stadium that is veritably exploding with green features! Created for the popular Chivas team by French architects Jean-Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet, the eco-friendly stadium features a volcano-evoking exterior that captures rainwater and processes it through wetlands for use in watering the pitch. All lighting is energy efficient, and the parking garage features natural ventilation. […]

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