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Below / Earth Award goes to POLLI-BRICKS POLLI-BRICKS, billed as the world’s first 100 percent carbon neutral building cladding and made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, was recently awarded a 2010 Earth Award in the product category. The product is a creation of Arthur Huang’s (B.Arch. ’03) company MINIWIZ. The Earth Awards are chosen by a selection committee that is made up of leading entrepreneurs, designers, architects, conservationists, and thinkers, including Richard Branson, Terence Conran, Peter Head, Jane Goodall, Bill McKibben, and Ken Yeang, among others. Above / Savina Kalkandzhieva (M.Arch. ’09) received a 2010 :output award for City Densifiers, an examination of the critical built conditions in Las Vegas. The annual :output competition is the biggest international competition for students in design and architecture.
Above / Michael Singer (B.F.A. ’67) led the recent redesign of 12½ acres of waterfront in West Palm Beach, Florida. The $30 million project includes a park, water gardens, two boat piers, walkways, and a “living dock,” in which native mangroves, spartina grass, and oysters live. The opening in February 2010 drew nearly 80,000 people.
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