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Dezeen Debate features MVRDV's "awfully idyllic" 2100 vision for Vancouver's waterfront

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features MVRDV's reimagining of Vancouver's waterfront in response to rising sea levels. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change, which reported that sea levels could increase as much as two metres by 2100, MVRDV has released proposed plans for Vancouver's waterfront featuring resilient architecture and rewilding.

"As sea level rise is gradual, there is time to develop and implement this change if we start now," said MVRDV.

Some readers thought there were more pressing issues to be addressed, with one saying "Vancouver has a much greater problem with housing and social issues than rising sea levels". Whilst another hoped "for a more realistic portrayal of climate change and rising sea levels".

Exterior of Villa BW by Mecanoo
Mecanoo has created a tile-covered house in the Netherlands

Other stories in this week's newsletter include a house designed by Mecanoo covered in pearlescent tiles, a study from MIT which found a huge carbon cost to self-driving cars and Rezvani Motors' launch of the "world's most aggressive SUV".

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