Imagining a Green Space in Downtown Dallas

Re:Vision Dallas reveals the finalists' designs for their "sustainable city block" project.

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Forwarding Dallas is modeled after one of the most diverse systems in nature, the hillside.
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The site is a series of valleys and hilltops.
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The valleys contain trees and more luxurious plants which transition into more resistant plants as the altitude increases.
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Atop the hills, solar thermal, photovoltaic and wind energy is harvested.
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Inspired by Darwin’s Entangled Bank, this fully-integrated project is designed to create a network of reliance that supports residents of all income levels.
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The mixed-use development combines residence and retail, making each sustainable through the integration of education and green technology.
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Entangled Bank offers amenities which include an organic grocery, a slow food restaurant, a spa, a fitness facility and a day care center where children, the disabled and the elderly can all be cared for in one space.
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David Baker and Partners Architects and Fletcher Studio
The Greenways Xero Energy design, which centers around a working landscape, focuses heavily on making connections with surrounding neighborhoods.
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By nature of its concept, Greenways Xero Energy allows for easy integration of surrounding areas into the block, each ‘district’ having a unique identity; one might be the arts district while another is the historic or design district.
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David Baker and Partners Architects and Fletcher Studio
The 12-story building is divided into three, four-story sections and houses 210 bedrooms total.
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Elements of this unique platform include public orchards, community gardens, private planter boxes, food stalls and locally supplied restaurants, all designed to appeal to the surrounding Dallas community and connect this block with surrounding neighborhoods.
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