Bennetts’ New Street Square green wall lives on

October 9, 2009,AEDT

Architects Journal reports Teething issues with a wall of plants pictured at Bennetts Associates’ New Street Square office complex in central London have been addressed, says director Rab Bennetts. He added that the wall has been replanted and will be ‘fine by next spring’. read and see images at the | Read More

Irish Government publishes policy for the future of Architecture

October 9, 2009,AEDT

Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government(Ireland) on 8 October 2009 published the Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015 Towards a Sustainable Future: Delivering Quality within the Built Environment. At an event to launch the Policy in the Custom House, the Minister outlined his belief that | Read More

I. M. Pei to receive the Royal Gold Medal for architecture

October 8, 2009,AEDT

The Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei, who is best known in Europe for his transformation of the Louvre in Paris, has been named today (Tuesday 6th October 2009) as the recipient of one of the world’s most prestigious architecture prizes, the Royal Gold Medal. Given in recognition of a | Read More

West 8 wins architecture award Rietveldprijs 2009

October 7, 2009,AEDT

The design for Papendorp Business Park, West 8 designed together with Wissing Stedebouw en Ruimtelijke Vormgeving, has won the Rietveld Award 2009. For the first time a landscape and urban design project has won the award in stead of a building. The awards ceremony takes place on the 15th of | Read More

Indianapolis Museum of Art to Open on June 20, 2010

October 6, 2009,AEDT

The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced recently that 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park will open on June 20, 2010 with a public grand opening celebration including tours and a Summer Solstice program. Located on 100 acres of land that includes untamed woodlands, wetlands, a lake, | Read More

TED Talk – Carolyn Steel – How food shapes our cities

October 6, 2009,AEDT

Carolyn Steel recently gave a presentation at TED Global 2009 in Oxford, UK last July. Architect and author Carolyn Steel uses food as a medium to “read” cities and understand how they work. In her book Hungry City she traces — and puts into historical context — food’s journey from | Read More

Will Alsop to take the reins at RMJM’s London studio

October 2, 2009,AEDT

Will Alsop OBE, one of Britain’s most renowned architects and winner of the coveted Stirling Prize, has announced that he is to create a studio called ‘Will Alsop at RMJM’ as part of the RMJM worldwide architectural firm. Will Alsop’s appointment completes the recent management reorganisation at RMJM’s base in | Read More

Southend Pier Head design contest winner unveiled

September 16, 2009,AEDT

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is delighted to announce the winner of Southend Pier Head design contest – renowned Swedish based landscape architecture firm White arkitekter. The company – which has also won awards for other maritime architecture projects throughout the world – clinched the top place with a design called ‘Sculpted | Read More

Winner announced for new School of Design competition

September 15, 2009,AEDT

John Wardle Architects and Office dA have been named the winners of the competition to design the landmark new Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning site at the University of Melbourne. The building will include dedicated spaces for research into sustainable precinct design and performance, along with lecture theatres, a | Read More

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