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Has Cycling Hit A Speed Bump?

There are few recent trends in urbanism that have received such widespread support as cycling: many consider cycling the best way for cities to reduce congestion and pollution, make cities more dense and vibrant, and increase the activity and therefore health of citizens. Thus, it's no surprise a number of schemes have been proposed worldwide to promote cycling as an attractive way to get around.

However, recently it seems that many cycling schemes are running into bumpy ground. Read on to find out more.

Extension Of The Fray Pedro Ponce De Leon Special Education School / A3gm Arquitectos

  • Architects: A3gm Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle Calzadas, 6, 09004 Burgos, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Jesús Mª Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
  • Contractors: Jovilma Construcciones SL
  • Quantity Surveyors: Ignacio Martínez Fernández, José Manuel Alarcia López
  • Area: 1575.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Jesús Granada

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Art School in Burgos / Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez

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Burgos Justice Palace / Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Interpretation and Visitors Center / VAUMM Architects

Courtesy of VAUMM Architects
Courtesy of VAUMM Architects

VAUMM architects shared with us their proposal for the Interpretation and Visitors Center of the Technology Development Plant for Co2 Geological Storage. The Energy City Foundation plans to build an Interpretation Center to publicize the project of Geological Storage of CO2, a new project which is one of the main mechanisms in the fight against global climate change. It is intended that after visiting the Center, people have learned how Co2 affects the planet, the solutions that arise, the reasons for storing CO2 and overall operation of the Co2 Storage Plant at Hontomín, Burgos and also has experienced the feeling of having been inside the earth and having watched direct injection of CO2. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Clares Sisters Convent Refurbishment / a3gm

  • Architects: a3gm
  • Location: Burgos, Spain
  • Architects: a3gm
  • Project Architects: Jesús Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
  • Collaborator: Ignacio Martínez Fernández
  • Area: 3150.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: a3gm

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San Miguel Arcangel School / a3gm

  • Architects: a3gm
  • Location: Escalada, Burgos, Spain
  • Architects: a3gm
  • Project Architects: Jesús Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
  • Collaborators: Alfonso Navarro Prado
  • Investor: Junta de Castilla y León
  • Contractors:  Manuel del Río
  • Budget:  434,435 €
  • Area: 465.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: a3gm

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