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Responsive urban downtown activity center

The new YMCA is located on a bisecting garden and path that meanders through the city’s heart. The Responsive urban downtown activity center continues this existing green space with a program of fitness, cultural and housing elements.

Energy from all activities (e.g. a jogger) can be collected to then power the infrastructure on-site (e.g. path lighting).

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Urban fitness concept wins “Next Generation” prize
 
“No energy source is too small to be exploited” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2008 for North America
Project Details
Location
Boston, USA
Authors
Andrew Edward Lantz
Main Author
Andrew Edward Lantz
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), USA
Prizes
Awards
"Next Generation" 3rd prize 2008
North America
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