The Herald (Scotland) reports “Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014 should bring about an improvement in the health of every citizen, if the investment opportunity is used wisely.
That is the view of one of the world’s leading consultants on sustainable urban development, Gary Lawrence of Ove Arup, who was in Scotland recently talking to civic and business leaders.”
SOURCE: The Herald – Sustainability Built Into One Grand Design
Building Design reports that “Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled designs for the Madrid headquarters of Spanish bank BBVA.
The design concept proposes creating a small city and artificial oasis on a site on the outskirts of the city, described by the architects as a “desert-like” space”
read the full article with images @ [SOURCE: Building Design – Herzog & de Meuron reveals design for Madrid bank HQ – Building Design].
Scottish Architecture reports “Russian energy giant Gazprom has pledged to fund the 396m-high RMJM-designed Okhta Centre tower in St Petersburg after the city government suspended its contribution to the project.
Read more at the SOURCE: Scottish Architecture – Gazprom pledges to fully fund RMJM’s St Petersburg tower
Daily Post North Wales reports “NORTH Wales’ first-ever green school opens its doors to more than 300 pupils on Anglesey today.
The relocated £3.7m Ysgol-y-Graig, which is built from sustainable timber, will generate its own electricity.”
[SOURCE: Daily Post North Wales – North Wales’ first eco-friendly school opens]
“Dallas-based HKS Inc., the world’s ninth-largest architecture firm, has launched a group to promote eco-friendly design with its staff and clients.”
[SOURCE: dallasnews.com – HKS begins green design group | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas Business News].