Archinect - News 2017-08-22T07:21:12-04:00 ARPT Headquarters in Algiers by Mario Cucinella Architects Alexander Walter 2013-07-02T14:28:00-04:00 >2013-07-10T09:25:13-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Italian firm Mario Cucinella Architects has won the international competition for the design of the new headquarters of telecommunications agency ARPT (Autorit&eacute; de R&eacute;gulation de la Poste et des T&eacute;l&eacute;communications) in Algeria's capital city Algiers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UNRWA goes green in Gaza Nam Henderson 2011-12-14T22:57:32-05:00 >2011-12-14T23:44:26-05:00 <img src="" width="560" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A fusion of traditional Islamic architecture and modern sustainable design, Gaza&rsquo;s new green schools will cost the same to build as their less-sustainable counterparts.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The UNRWA is partnering with architect Mario Cucinella to build up to 20 &ldquo;zero impact&rdquo; schools in the Gaza Strip. The schools will include room for 800 students and will rely completely on renewable energy sources. Specifically, solar panels will be strategically placed and geothermal technology will&nbsp; provide additional heating and cooling.&nbsp;</p> <p> Via <a href="!/subtopes/status/146820277706293248" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">subtopes</a></p>