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Nice Architects, Slovak architects, Adelaide architecture, Adelaide, Australian architecture, recycled building materials, recycled materials, architectural competition, artificial hill, green roofs The artificial hill in the middle of the block is a multi-layered space built around the principles of sustainability and public accessibility. The proposal comprises a strong urban gesture – a hill built from recycled building material. The hill acts as a recreational and visual center for the city and inhabitants of adjacent buildings and connects the green parklands to the city.

Besides its recreational function, the hill supports climate control of both interior and exterior spaces throughout the site, utilizes geothermal energy by extracting heat via a thermal chimney, and also houses a storage of cooling energy. Although the project is unlikely to come to fruition, it certainly presents several viable strategies for reusing waste materials and regenerating urban spaces.

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