BMI/pace have been selected to upgrade the streets of Parry Sound as apart of the 2010 G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario.
The streetscape works are budgeted for $700,000 from the total $50-million G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund. Most of the $50 million will be spent on the Expansion of Huntsville Centennial Centre to create G8 Centre, Huntsville budgeted at $16.7 million. (figures from Industry Canada)
LOT-EK, West 8, and Beyer Blinder Belle have been selected as the design team for Pier 57 at West 15th Street and the Hudson River as part of the development group lead by New York-based real estate developer YoungWoo & Associates (YWA). YWA was awarded the project by the Hudson River Park Trust on July 30, 2009.
The 375,000 square foot vacant, former passenger ship terminal will be transformed into a world-class cultural center, small business incubator, and public park, including a dramatic rooftop venue for the Tribeca Film Festival. The plan builds on the successes of the adjacent High Line park, West Chelsea arts district, Meatpacking entertainment and retail district, and Hudson River Park itself. It will create more than a third of a mile of new public waterfront access around the pier’s perimeter.
SOURCE: West 8
IMAGE SOURCE: West 8
White and his colleagues at the Chilterns Conservation Board, the public body responsible for protecting the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty, fear this bit of south Buckinghamshire could be “trashed” if the government goes ahead with its plan to drive a high-speed London-Birmingham line through the Chilterns.
SOURCE: Guardian.co.uk – Conservationist fears high-speed line will scar Chiltern landscape
Construction works on the new public transportation terminal at Rotterdam Central Station have started. In 2012 the station will have a spacious, comfortable and well accessible new terminal that can cope with the increased passenger flow. It is expected that over the next 15 years the average number of passengers will rise from 110.000 to 330.000.
SOURCE: West 8
IMAGE SOURCE: West 8
This year, the Ball State Backyard will have a new, fresh design. Located in the Ball State Ag/Hort Building and hosted by 16 student ambassadors, the Backyard will feature the Digital Dome and a garden railroad. A 50-inch plasma screen will show five video stories that visitors can view, in addition to plasma screens in columns running slideshows of pictures of campus.
The Backyard was designed by landscape architecture faculty and students, when it debuted at the fair in 2004. Landscape architecture professors Malcolm Cairns, German Cruz, Cynthia McHone and Les Smith designed this year’s presentation of the Backyard.
Les Smith instructs and oversees the interdisciplinary Summer Semester Design/Build class and student set-up team, providing guidance in the design, construction and layout of the structures that compose the Backyard exhibit.
“The Department of Landscape Architecture is committed to conceiving, developing and promoting the practice of sustainable design principles by providing distinctive professional learning experiences to its undergraduate and graduate students,” Smith said.
“The Ball State Backyard demonstrates a number of sustainable-design techniques, such as use of recycled materials, use of renewable materials, simulation of pervious paving surfaces and enrichment of the environment and habitat through dense vegetation.”
SOURCE: Ball State University