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Fonroche solar streetlights to be rolled out in Senegal

Fonroche solar streetlights to be rolled out in Senegal

French solar lighting specialist will provide 50,000 street lamps to cover a quarter of Senegal. The French State is a major stakeholder in the deal having provided financial support, whilst French construction company Eiffage will undertake street-level installation.

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Copenhagen – the pragmatic smart city champion

The Danish capital placed first in a recent global ‘smart’ cities index [1]. But in Copenhagen, technology is first and foremost at work to enhance the pleasure of life.

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India : 99 cities chosen as demonstrator “smart cities”

India’s government launched its ambitious Smart City Mission in 2015, with support from France. The mission envisions incentivising cities to take charge of their own ‘smart’ development and become demonstrator smart cities. Almost one hundred pilot cities have so far been selected to implement solutions for sustainable and inclusive development.

India : Business is booming for Enia Architectes

The Parisian architecture practice set up a design studio in New Delhi in 2014 and is seen as a pioneer. Yet India’s market offers many opportunities across a diverse range of sectors.

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Subway : XXL projects in Middle East

While Dubai has the world‘s largest automated metro line, many other cities in the Middle East are carrying out major automated metro projects.

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Hydrocarbon-free Stockholm: the 6-point pledge

Sweden’s capital has committed itself to become fossil fuel free by 2040. First imperative: to decarbonise transport.

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Algiers’ new Grand Mosque: a “golden” opportunity for Franklin France

Franklin France – global leader in lightning protection – has been commissioned by the China state construction engineering company to design the lightning protection system for Africa’s largest Mosque.

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In Stockholm, Renault trials new sales channels for its electric vehicles

Electric vehicles demand new sales channels, especially given that their target ownership is first and foremost city-dwellers. In Sweden, Renault has recently opened a store in one of the capital’s shopping malls. It’s an example that is already being emulated.

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Alexandre Ziegler : “For French city planners and developers, India is a country that simply cannot be ignored”

The French Ambassador to India explains the 100 smart Cities mission and advices to the French companies to participate to the transformation of this great country.

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Patrick Schweitzer: “our greatest success has been to showcase Rwandan savoir-faire”

Designed by Patrick Schweitzer & Associés and the only school of its type in the country, the new Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design in Kigali, Rwanda, recently opened its doors. With its emphasis on local resources and its forms drawing inspiration from Rwanda’s topography, the new building itself is a pedagogic tool. We speak to Patrick Schweitzer.

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Elizabeth de Portzamparc achieves new heights in Taiwan

The project for the 2nd largest tower in Taiwan was awarded in late 2017 to the Franco-Brazilian architect who imagined a "vertical district" interconnected to the city. The culmination of long years of experimentation with "link architecture".

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Bouygues Construction will transform a disused railway yard in Cardiff into a campus dedicated to innovation

Cardiff University in Wales, has awarded a contract worth 134 million euros to Bouygues UK, the British subsidiary of France’s Bouygues Construction, to build two high-tech centres on the site of a disused railway yard. Designed by architecture practices Hawkins Brown and HOK, construction on the project will begin in September.

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Senegal: Hardel Le Bihan creating housing for 10,700 students in Dakar

As part of the rehabilitation of the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, itself closely linked to the ‘Plan for an Emerging Senegal’ launched in 2015 by President Macky Sall, architecture practice Hardel Le Bihan is creating 27 new buildings designed to house 10,700 students on behalf of Amsa Realty, the real estate subsidiary of the Compagnie Financière de l’Ouest Africain.

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Coldefy weaves its ‘Living Canvas’ in China

With its Public Culture and Arts Centre in the Bao’an district of Shenzhen, architecture practice Coldefy & Associates gains a foothold in China.

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Cycle super-highway in the Ruhr

A cycle super-highway four metres wide,…...

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Copenhagen: a city of sustained – but carbon neutral – growth

With Denmark’s capital continuing to attract more young people and families, the municipality’s urban planners must abide by strict constraints. Because the city has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

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Dubai: Veolia subsidiary Enova wins three RetrofitTech 2018 Awards

The company, a joint venture between Veolia and Majid Al Futtaim, the Middle Eastern facilities management specialist, won three RetrofitTech 2018 Awards at the 4th RetrofitTech UAE Summit held in Dubai on 10-11 April 2018.

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