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It has been nearly 35 years since Herzog & de Meuron first won the commission to replace the outdated baths by the banks of the River Wiese with a new public pool in the town of Riehen. And now, decades later, residents can plunge into Naturbad Riehen, the town’s new chlorine-free, lake-inspired bathing facility, to cool off from the heat. The pool, a modern take on the traditional wooden baths along the Rhine, officially opened in late June. For visitors, the new building offers several amenities, including a café, showers, storage spaces, and a water pump station.

Photo © Leonardo Finotti

Doing Well and Doing Good with the Green Air Hotel

Doing Well and Doing Good with the Green Air Hotel
You don’t win the Radical Innovation Award without proposing to change an entire industry through design. Lip Chiong, principal of Studio Twist, won because his Green Air Hotels may revolutionize how the Chinese hospitality industry works and breathes.Chiong saw an opportunity for architecture and space-age science to come together to address two different challenges in one fell swoop: the troubled hotel industry and China’s severe pollution problems.

Photo © Studio Twist


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