The Matrix- Sustainable Projects

  • Christchurch wastewater treatment plant CWTP (upgraded). The purpose: to increase the capacity of sewage processing.

    Christchurch wastewater treatment plant CWTP (upgraded). The purpose: to increase the capacity of sewage processing.
    CWTP was built in 1961. To avoid the bad smell in pipes, the water should reach the plant no longer than during 24 hours. In 2010 CWTP was upgraded with a lot of features. Currently, CWTP is a sustainable loop. It was a unique and temporary project from CCC. Sewage from residents goes to the pump station. After the treatment process biogas is used for power generation, biosoil is used for land fertilising and the clean water goes to the ocean. https://discoverywall.nz/album/2674/3190
  • One Central Park, Australia (The purpose of this project is to provide residents with an environmentally friendly and lively public space)

    One Central Park, Australia  (The purpose of this project is to provide residents with an environmentally friendly and lively public space)
    This is a "living architecture" project. It had a start and end date. It was proposed by Stuart White in 2008, planned for around 3 years by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, and completed in 2014 in Australia. It is a unique project because it is the first building that has a combination of two systems of living walls and green facades in Australia. The major deliverable is a comfortable and sustainable public space for people.
    https://www.archdaily.com/551329/one-central-park-jean-nouvel-patrick-blanc
  • Christchurch Townhouses - The purpose of the project was to design and construct two architectural inner city townhouses in Christchurch that are environmentally friendly and practical while still appealing to look at.

    Christchurch Townhouses - The purpose of the project was to design and construct two architectural inner city townhouses in Christchurch that are environmentally friendly and practical while still appealing to look at.
    Designed and built by Christchurch architect Mitchell Coll these townhouses have won many architectural and sustainability awards. They are unique because they are small, energy efficient, sustainable and durable townhouses constructed on a site in central Christchurch. The project had a defined start and end date. The end result is a comfortable house that Mitchell and his partner now live in with low heating and running costs.
    http://collarchitecture.co.nz/xkrn1cdztkogv3b2e5jpllvr4e8jde
  • Floating Dutch Dairy Farm - The purpose of the project was to construct a diary farm on a three story floating pontoon moored in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam using waste products from the city to feed the cows.

    Floating Dutch Dairy Farm - The purpose of the project was to construct a diary farm on a three story floating pontoon moored in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam using waste products from the city to feed the cows.
    Dutch property company, Beladon built the farm on a pontoon as a way to minimise its environmental impact. This is the first time this has been done anywhere in the world. The farm cost about NZ$5 million to construct and had a defined start and end date. Robots milk the cows and turn their waste into a fertiliser. The 35 cows produce approximate 800 litres of milk a day which is pasteurised and used to make dairy products.
    www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/113929405
  • Ultra-Fast Charging Station for Electric Vehicles, Denmark (The purpose of this project is to provide people a comfortable charging place which meets their needs for charging electronic vehicles and devices.)

    Ultra-Fast Charging Station for Electric Vehicles, Denmark  (The purpose of this project is to provide people a comfortable charging place which meets their needs for charging electronic vehicles and devices.)
    This is the first ultra-fast charging station for electric vehicles, was built by COBE in Denmark. It had a start and end date. It started in 2018 and finished in 2019. It is unique because it is a non-commercial green space, was built with renewable building materials. In this short charging time, people can breathe fresh air. The major deliverable is to bring an efficient charging station for people.
    https://www.dezeen.com/2020/09/09/cobe-charging-stations-electric-cars-fredericia-knudshove/
  • One & Five Bank Street London

    One & Five Bank Street London
    One & Five Bank Street was developed by the Canary Warf Group. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 27-story building is an office space and has received a BREEAM rating of 87% which means it is in the top 1% of UK non-domestic builds. Measures used to accomplish this were having efficient planting irrigation system linked to weather data and moisture sensors and achieving 60% water savings using low flow fittings and a grey water system https://group.canarywharf.com
  • Plenty - San Francisco

    Plenty - San Francisco
    Plenty is an indoor vertical farming company based in San Francisco and founded by Matt Barnard. Designed to increase the production of crops by 350 times the traditional farming rate, Plenty now has a new farm, Tigris, where they grow produce hydroponically — without soil — with LED lights year-round. As they are indoor, Plenty’s engineers don’t have to worry about seasons meaning no halts for farming.
    https://www.agritecture.com/blog/2019/6/24/plenty-unveils-its-largest-most-efficient-farm-yet
  • Single-use plastic shopping bag ban in New Zealand

    Single-use plastic shopping bag ban in New Zealand
    The ban took effect on 1 July 2019. It was executed by New Zealand Government. More than 92% of people around New Zealand supported the Government during the public consultation phase. According to research on average a plastic bag is used for 12 minutes. It was a unique project because New Zealand implemented it to the whole country. The project was temporary because it was implemented once. https://www.plasticstoday.com/business/economic-effect-plastic-bag-bans