24 Mar '12, 2pm

Award-Winning German Development Aims To Be 'The World's Most Sustainable Neighborhood'

Award-Winning German Development Aims To Be 'The World's Most Sustainable Neighborhood'

© Atelier Dreiseitl . Waterways provide natural flood control in Arkadien Winnenden. Economically depressed and the site of a tragic school shooting in 2009, the small German suburb of Winnenden didn't have much appeal despite its low home prices and proximity to Stuttgart. But an award-winning eco-friendly development is turning the town in a new direction. The architecture firm Atelier Dreiseitl , which also recently transformed Singapore's Bishan Park , calls its new Arkadien Winnenden development "the world’s most sustainable neighborhood." 2011 Green Dot Award Winner While that claim may be difficult to verify, the ecological city design was named the 1st place winner last month of the prestigious Green Dot award for 2011 in the "Build" category. And there's no disputing that Arkadien Winnenden, which was completed last year and is already fully occupied by both homeo...

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