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The birth of Living Buildings


The object in front of you is a trophy awarded to Australia’s first living building in 2021.

This building was the first to create more energy than it used and was part of a broader movement driven by the national CitySwitch program. Building owners came to realise that buildings could function like a forest generating clean water, food and renewable energy while also supporting healthy places for people.

In 2030, advances in synthetic photosynthesis led to the creation of huge food gardens in the heart of many city buildings. This is where the phrase “low hanging fruit meetings” originated.

Thanks to Charles Penton-Dodds at Design Awards

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