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Why are landmarks so important to cities? They create a sense of identity and symbolize to citizens and visitors a city’s history and values. Skyscrapers frequently celebrate a city’s successful times or new advances in technology. Today’s urban city planning creates future beacons for cities which convey the new messages of sustainability, green choices and living responsibly. From aerodynamically designed glass towers to updating old landmarks with green solutions to designing state-of-the-art transportation halls and tunnels, city development can display all the advances in technology and thinking in landmarks.

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Urban mobility in LATAM

URBAN HUB looks at eleven infrastructure and building projects in Latin America which not only impress with their architecture and sustainable building concepts but also with seamlessly integrated mobility systems that promise energy efficiency and speed.

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Mobility makes the museum

19.05.2021

Museum visitors want to enjoy an uninterrupted experience. Long waits at elevators, levels that are difficult to access or confusing, and poorly marked mobility solutions are big no-nos for museums. URBAN HUB checks out museums with mobility solutions that ensure seamless connectivity with an extra flair.

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Mobility drives hospital efficiency

21.01.2021

Any project related to healthcare bears a huge responsibility. In short, equipment cannot fail. This also holds true for in-house mobility solutions. URBAN HUB looks at modernized and some brand-new hospitals on the frontline benefiting from cutting-edge technology in elevators and escalators.

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Describing China’s high-rises

20.11.2020

The number of skyscrapers built in China in recent years is mind-boggling. Equally amazing is the wide variety of designs that architects are using to distinguish each structure. One way to understand all of these new buildings is to describe them with one, distinguishing word. Here’s a start.

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New building in Scandinavia

30.09.2020

Scandinavia continues to raise the bar on modern, sustainable buildings that boost the quality of life across cities in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. URBAN HUB takes a look at some of the most inspiring buildings and facilities that merge evocative design with innovative, reliable mobility solutions.

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Seattle Building Elevator Modernization

23.04.2020

Fixing up the old doesn’t grab the headlines as much as bold, new architecture. Smith Tower in Seattle changes that. The historic details were preserved, and technology installed to give the tower a LEED Gold certification. URBAN HUB talks building modernization and sustainability with Steve Vining.

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Buildings inspired by reality

18.12.2019

Mimetic architecture is when a structure mimics something like a real object. These ten buildings all look like something else: from a fish building to a blooming lotus. There’s no need to squint or tilt your head to the side. These architects took their sources of inspiration very literally.

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