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Bo01, Malmö, Sweden (2001): Developed on abandoned industrial sites close to the center of Sweden’s third largest city, Bo01 is a high-density urban district completely reliant on renewable energy. It is known also for its innovative recycling of rainwater and wastewater. The dense, irregular street pattern was meant to provide both a pleasant pedestrian character as well as a buffer against strong winds coming off the ocean. Bo01 was designed by prominent architect Renzo Piano, among others.

The purpose of looking at this precedent was to spur the students’ thinking about sustainable features in terms of both planning and architecture.



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