There are many reasons for which architecture might be classified as ‘eco-friendly’. In the broadest sense of the term, green buildings take into consideration the full life cycle of existence, from design and material usage to energy resources and potential demolition. Whether you’re comparing LEED ratings or BREEAM scores, there’s no escaping the modern requirements for sustainable design. As we aim to move closer towards a zero-footprint society, we take a look at five projects that include ‘eco-friendly’ within their credentials.

Anne-Marie Edward Science Building by Saucier-Perrotte Architectes
Photo and lead image Marc Cramer / Olivier Blouin

MONTREAL – Canadian flag-bearer for a shift towards a more forward-thinking approach to architectural design, Saucier + Perrotte Architectes recently brought to the public’s attention its latest contribution to the Greater Montreal’s institutional architectural repertoire.


LIKO-Noe by Fránek Architects
Photo Jakub Skokan / Martin Tůma (BoysPlayNice)

SLAVKOV U BRNA – Originally constructed in 2015, the eco-friendly LIKO-Noe project is now seeing results. Czech company LIKO-S carried out research around the concept of self-sufficient buildings and approached local firm Fránek Architects to make it a reality.


School by Zigzag Architecture
Photo Julien Lanoo

SIN-LE-NOBLE – An eco-school complex for a new sustainable development in North-Eastern France is designed by Lille-based Zigzag Architecture. The site connects the existing district of Epis and the new district of Le Raquet, offering educational facilities for both areas.


Eco Capsule by Nice Architects

Photo Tomas Manina

SLOVAKIA – In today’s society where levels of wanderlust are riding high, people are thriving to find new ways to explore the world they live in. Slovakian firm, Nice architects has responded to this desire by designing the Ecocapsule; a portable, self-sustaining, luxury micro-home.


Allianz Riviera Stadium by Wilmotte Associés
Photo Milène Servelle

NICE – The objective of the newly-built Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, France by international design practice Wilmotte & Associés goes beyond the simple yearning to build a visually appealing sports facility. This large-scale intervention works in a coherent and intelligible manner so as to encourage urban synergy.