The Athletes’ Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park and Stratford City sites, will accommodate athletes during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and will leave the legacy of thousands of new homes after 2012. ODA Chairman John Armitt said: ‘Providing a world-class Village will play a crucial role in helping athletes deliver record-breaking performances in 2012 but we are also focussing on creating Gold-medal-standard housing in legacy. SOURCE: London 2012 outlines plans for ‘Gold medal standard’ Athletes’ Village – London 2012
FOLLOWING an international design competition, one of the region’s most ambitious seafront regeneration plans was unveiled today (3 July) which will transform Redcar seafront and create the first-ever 80ft ‘vertical pier’ on this stretch of coast.
A total of £30m is planned to be invested in the seafront defences and to create a unique and vibrant promenade which will attract visitors with a network of beautifully designed public spaces incorporating water cascades, sunshine traps, performance space and sheltered seating from which to view the towns distinctive seascape.
The winning design team led by Harrogate-based landscape architects Smeeden Foreman working in collaboration with Seven Architecture, Arup and Davis Langdon, aims to bring characteristics of the beach up onto the promenade, using textures, colours, shapes and sights from the seafront in seating, paving and the ribbons of a wave canopy stretching along the coastline.
Text and Image SOURCE: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
The Globe and Mail reports
Landscape architect Randy Sharp knew he was onto something big back in 2005 when, while planning the ultimate urban-style garden for the Vancouver Aquarium, he discovered there was a growing interest in vertical garden systems, also known as green or living walls.
SOURCE: The Globe and Mail – Aquarium’s green roots go deep
International architecture firm RMJM has been appointed as lead design consultants for the Deerfields project.
Mandated to review the architectural design of the entire development and responsible for the engineering delivery, RMJM will also work on implementing improvement changes to the facade, interiors, and landscape design of the mall.
SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Ground work begins at Deerfields Town Square in Abu Dhabi | MBI
Daily Commercial News reports
The University of Western Ontario is poised to break ground this summer on a $100 million building to house the Richard Ivey School of Business. The project is the largest in the university’s history.
Landscape architect is Janet Rosenberg + Associates.
SOURCE: Daily Commercial News – Western’s school of business to get new home
Contract Magazine reports
RMJM’s Singapore studio has revealed the designs for the new Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa located on China Beach in Vietnam
SOURCE: Contract Magazine – RMJM Unveils Design for Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Vietnam