Crowdfunded architecture

The crowdfunded Luchtsingel bridge in Rotterdam, designed by ZUS

While crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter have become established tools for designers to bring their products to market, 2015 was the year crowdfunded architecture moved beyond student projects and temporary popups.

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The proposed design for the Lowline in New York, billed as the world’s first underground park

This year saw the completion of the “world’s first crowdfunded public infrastructure project” – the 400-metre-long Luchtsingle pedestrian bridge in Rotterdam – while Danish architecture firm BIG launched a campaign to fund the smoke-ring-blowing chimney for its Copenhagen power plant.

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