“The world’s biggest flatbed delivers diamond-shaped glazing panels for the RMJM-designed Capital Gate building
Monster glass panels for Abu Dhabi’s ‘leaning tower’ development have arrived on what the project team claims is the world’s biggest flat bed truck.
The panels are for the Capital Gate building, which architect RMJM recently submitted for the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s most inclined building’.”
[SOURCE: Building.co.uk – Giant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi]
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Copenhagen Capacity reports
“The Danish architect company Henning Larsen Architects is to design a new concert hall.
In collaboration with Spanish architect Carlos Morales the Danish company has won an international competition of designing a new concert and congress centre on the holiday island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.”
SOURCE: Danish architect company to design concert hall on holiday island – Copenhagen Capacity
Yale Daily News reports
“Architecture is one of the numerous industries deeply affected by the global financial crisis, forcing students to pursue alternate job options. Accepting a temporary post in a different country or choosing a related profession may be the best options for recent graduates, three professors interviewed said.”
[SOURCE: Yale Daily News – Yale’s aspiring architects face a job shortage]
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Scottish Architecture reports
“Aedas, has received planning consent for its masterplan, architectural and landscape design for Bothwell Plaza, in Bothwell Street Glasgow.
The completed scheme is set to be be the tallest commercial building in Glasgow. The 60,000 square metre, 18-storey development will comprise a mixed-use scheme including office, retail and leisure space and a five-star, 320-bed hotel.”
[SOURCE: Scottish Architecture – Glasgow superhotel receives planning permission]
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The Windsor Beacon reports
“The new police facility will be a green building, using Best Practices building standards to design an energy-efficient, cost-savings home for the Windsor Police Department.
But the Windsor Town Board opted Monday night to not take the next step and make the building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified……..cost an extra $107,450 in design fees…….”
SOURCE: New police facility will have ‘green’ design but won’t be LEED certified | WindsorBeacon.com | The Windsor Beacon