At Gamuda Land, we are continuously inspired by incredible projects around the globe that continue to take biophilic design integration to greater heights.
Take a look at three global projects that are embracing the philosophy:
ARCOS Fukuoka Building, Japan
In 1995, the Tenjin area of Fukuoka City in Japan welcomed an ambitious and refreshing project, the ARCOS Fukuoka building.
Designed by renowned architect, Emilio Ambasz, the multi-purpose space, also known as the Prefectural International Hall, features an unrivalled level of terraced green roofs that climb its façade and create a seamless connection to the natural world.
The project’s overarching goal is the lessening of heat islands in the dense downtown districts of the city where increased population growth meant a rapid decline in available greenspace.
High Line Park, New York
On the western side of Manhattan, a 2.33km long former railway line has been turned into an elevated nature trail that features over 500+ species of plants and trees.
High Line Park is the result of a collaboration between interdisciplinary design studio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Landscape Architects and Urban Design Practice, Field Operations and Dutch Garden Designer, Piet Oudolf.
Maintained and operated by the Friends of High Line, a not-for-profit that played an integral role in its creation, the space offers a communal greenspace home to world-class artwork, public programs, and community initiatives.
In the 1990’s a residential building was constructed in Darmstadt, a city near Frankfurt in Southwest Germany. The complex was named Waldspirale, which when translated to English means ‘Forest Spiral,’ a direct reflection of the project’s unique diagonal roof planted with grass, shrubs, flowers and an array of trees.
The project was designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, known for his eclectic style and use of curved, spiral forms, and was planned and implemented by architect, Heinz M. Springmann.
Biophilic Design in Gamuda Land’s Projects
It’s projects like these that offer our local team a great source of inspiration and cement our focus on creating connections between our residents and nature in all our projects.