Beijing sets temperature limits in public buildings – People’s Daily Online

November 25, 2008,AEDT

People’s Daily reports “Recently, the Beijing Municipal Construction Committee, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning, and the Beijing Municipal Commission for Reform and Development have called for strengthening management on indoor temperature in Beijing’s public buildings. The indoor temperature in all public buildings that are using air conditioning systems | Read More

Projects worth $800bn under way in the UAE – Emirates Business 24/7

November 24, 2008,AEDT

Emirates Business 24/7 reports today that “Despite caution over future projects, $800 billion (Dh2.9 trillion) of projects are currently under construction in the UAE, according to a survey by Proleads, the research partner of The Big 5. Though the analysis covers all industries, civil construction developments continue to dominate projects | Read More

Martha Schwartz Partners to undertake landscape design and public realm for pioneering educational discovery centre in Damascus

November 23, 2008,AEDT

Martha Schwartz Partners Ltd has won an international design competition to provide the public realm and landscape design for Massar Children’s Discovery Centre and public park in Damascus, Syria. [SOURCE: – Martha Schwartz Partners to undertake landscape design and public realm for pioneering educational discovery centre in Damascus | | Read More

Cultural Landscape Exhibition – Landslide 2008

November 22, 2008,AEDT

Cultural Landscapes often never get the praise that architecture receives, often looked at as no more than a garden. People often lack the understanding and knowledge of landscape architecture and its impact on day to day lives through creating liveable spaces that often hold more cultural significance as bare witness to | Read More

Building could slow at Ajman emirate’s dream city

November 22, 2008,AEDT

The Guardian (UK) reports that “Construction of a $60 billion city in the emirate of Ajman could be slowed, its developer says, in another sign that the global economic crisis is hitting the Middle East’s grand development plans.” [SOURCE: Business Feed Article | Business |]

Landscape Institute 2008 awards

November 21, 2008,AEDT

The awards comprised 15 categories in 2008, including landscape design, planning, science and research with 38 entries recognised as winners, highly commended or commended. Overseas winners include New Providence Wharf in Ontario and a development along the Haihe river in China. SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Project to deliver sustainable communities | Read More

Bahrain planning green areas

November 20, 2008,AEDT

Gulf Daily News reports that Bahrain is looking to go green with a ‘one plan’ initiative. The initiative is lead by Skidmore Owings Merril (SOM) who are looking into several areas for building communities and waterfront areas. SOURCE: Gulf Daily News – Greener Bahrain

Scott Wilson win award for Tianjin Hai He River

November 20, 2008,AEDT

The Hai He River Landscape Design project in Tianjin, China, was joint winner in the Consultancy Project (<£2m) of the Year category. Through landscape design and the creation of high quality public space, this project, in the heart of Tianjin, is a successful example of environment-led regeneration creating a sustainable | Read More

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