Monday, June 14, 2010

beyond the hive

I guess I wasn't the only one thinking about planning for biodiversity.
Thanks to my UK subscribers for sending in the link below.

"The Beyond the Hive competition, run by British Land and the City of London Corporation, sought proposals for an ecologically sustainable and creative insect habitat. The hotels were designed to attract stag beetles, solitary bees, butterflies, spiders, lacewings and ladybirds and will be built at Bunhill Fields, West Smithfield, Postman’s Park, St Dunstan’s in the East and Cleary Garden, all in the City". via

the insect hotel by arup associates

"The shortlisted projects are: the Inset Hotel by Arup Associates; Brookfield Bug Buddies by Brookfield Europe and the Pinnacle team; Bumblebee City Nesters by Fisher Tomlin; Inn Vertebrate by Metalanguage Design; and Beevarian Anstel and Gretel Chalet by German Women in Property. Two “golden beetle” awards will be presented – one to the winner of the public vote and one to the judges’ favourite – during the London Festival of Architecture. Sue Ireland, the corporation’s director of open spaces, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the high standard of design and presentation that went into all the entries. “Ultimately this will enhance the City’s biodiversity, through the provision of well-crafted, sustainable and beautiful insect hotels.” via

bumblebee city nesters by fisher tomlin

beevarian anstel and gretel chalet by german women in property

brookfield bug buddies by brookefield europe and the pinnacle team

vertebrate by metalanguage design

to vote for your favorite project visit

1 comment:

  1. Il me semble que ça pourrait être une jolie forme pour une maison où habiter. :)