Siemens headquarters Middle East

Light and shade – Siemens Middle Eastern headquarters

Masdar, in Abu Dhabi, is designed to showcase green technologies in the Middle East. Andy Pearson looks at how the city's masterplan helped determine Aecom's…

January 2016 Cooling
Irena headquarters Masdar

Beyond Oil – Irena Headquarters Masdar

The headquarters for the International Renewable Energy Agency boasts a huge PV array – but the real talking point is the 50% reduction in energy…

December 2015
Somerset House

Guaranteed performance – Somerset House’s risk-free services retrofit

London’s Somerset House comes to life in winter. Its illuminated neoclassical façades form a sparkling backdrop to the open-air ice-rink that, each year, attracts thousands…

November 2015 Cooling
Graphene

The home of graphene

The first big breakthrough in graphene took place in Manchester, and now the city has a £61m facility aimed at developing the material for everyday…

November 2015 BIM
DGIL-0192-00393

No compromise – Passivhaus Enterprise Centre in Norwich

In aiming for Passivhaus the project team at the Enterprise Centre worked to the tightest of parameters leading to the use of 70% bio-based materials,…

September 2015 Cooling
Guy_s Hospital Cancer Centre_(c) RSH+P

Light at the end of the tunnel

Endless corridors, dingy waiting rooms and basement treatment rooms will be a thing of the past at Guy’s new Cancer Centre when it opens in…

August 2015 BIM
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