Dubai has been chosen as the site of the 2020 World Expo. HOK led the design team that developed the master plan for the Expo, which is expected to draw more than 25 million visitors from October 2020 through April 2021. Dubai’s selection – themed “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” – was announced Nov. 27 by representatives of the 168 Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) member nations. Selected over three cities in Brazil, Russia and Turkey, Dubai will become the first Middle Eastern city to host the event in its 150-year history.
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West of Cologne the RWE trust is creating the biggest open brown coal pit in Europe. The mine will be open until 2050 and will reach a depth of 400 meters below the existing surface level. The remaining hole will be filled with groundwater until 2100, thus becoming the second largest inland lake in Germany.
Back in September, the Natural History Museum placed a call for EOI for firms interested in creating an innovative exterior setting that matches the architectural excellence of the iconic 19th Century site, whilst ensuring that the Museum grounds are easily accessible to all visitors.
The Natural History Museum recently announced the shortlist for the competition to find an inspired team to redesign and re-imagine its grounds.
The five teams − given by team-lead −and comprising architects in collaboration with landscape architects and other sub-consultants (not listed here) are:
BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with Martha Schwartz Partners
Grant Associates with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Niall McLaughlin Architects with Kim Wilkie
Land Use Consultants (LUC) with Design Engine
Stanton Williams Architects with Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects
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Back in February 2012, we reported that Hapa Collective had won the Market Lane Design Competition. Now, we see the realised project from Hapa Collective that is set to revitalize a narrow but critical linkage in the urban fabric of downtown London.
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The Landscape Institute has announced the 2013 Landscape Institute Awards with Leicester Square City Quarter by Burns+Nice winning the President’s Award. Leicester Square City Quarter in London has been named winner of the 2013 Landscape Institute President’s Award. Burns + Nice, the landscape architects behind the reshaping of the central London site, were selected from 41 landscape projects competing for the prestigious landscape award. Other entrants included Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, the Olympic Park design for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Gorky Park in Moscow. The winners received their award at a lunchtime ceremony hosted by Wayne Hemingway MBE. Congratulations to all category winners and for a full list….
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