Construction companies need to take steps to manage waste – Emirates Business 24/7

Emirates Business 24/7 reports

Architects and designers need to create future projects in such a way that waste can be eliminated right at the construction site, said James Hurley, Head, Resource Efficiency Group (REG), Hyder Consulting.

Speaking during a recent conference on construction waste management, he said the present slowdown in construction activities should be utilised to implement measures for better waste management……

SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Construction companies need to take steps to manage waste

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King’s Cross Square contenders in the dark | News | Architects Journal

Architects Journal reports

The architects shortlisted in the prestigious King’s Cross Square contest remain unbriefed about the project – six months after being selected

Despite being named as finalists for the 7,000m2 project outside the central London station in January, the six firms have yet to receive any further details of the scheme.

SOURCE: Architects Journal – King’s Cross Square contenders in the dark | News |

Shortlist for the project includes Stanton Williams, Gehl Architects, Field Operations, Martha Schwartz Partners, Gustafson Porter, Gross.MaxTechnorati

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Second Wavedeck Simcoe opened in Toronto – West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture reports

Waterfront Toronto, together with the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario and City of Toronto, officially opened the Simcoe WaveDeck, the second and most dramatic urban dock, designed by West 8+DTAH, being built along Toronto’s central waterfront.

The Simcoe WaveDeck, one of four uniquely Canadian wavedecks planned for the area, is as artistic as it is functional. Located just west of Simcoe Street at the water’s edge, the wooden wavedeck features an informal public amphitheatre-style space with impressive curves that soar as high as 2.6 metres above the lake.

Built in less than eight months, the Simcoe WaveDeck joins the Spadina WaveDeck which opened last year in creating more public space along one of the most heavily used parts of the Toronto shoreline. Construction of the third wavedeck at Rees Street is well underway and will open in August.

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For a tour of the Central Waterfront with Adriaan Geuze, Principal at West 8 and Waterfront Toronto Vice-President of Planning and Design, Chris Glaisek,

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One of the World’s Most Innovative Sensory Gardens Opens at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine

Every garden is a sensory garden, but on June 19 Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay opened a remarkable garden planned and planted specifically to appeal to each of our senses. The Lerner Garden of the Five Senses, which occupies nearly an acre, is likely to be among the very finest sensory gardens in the world. Here, all visitors — including those with disabilities — can get in touch with their senses in innovative, appealing ways.

In 2004, renowned landscape architect Herb Schaal created the master plan from which the garden was built. In designing the sensory garden, Schaal, an award-winning Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects and a principal in EDAW, Inc. in Colorado, drew on his extensive experience designing accessible and therapeutic gardens. He is exceptionally pleased with and proud of the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses.

SOURCE: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

UK plans to embed its pavilion with seeds — Shanghai Daily | 上海日报

Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 reports

“THE United Kingdom will embed more than 60,000 seeds, which can be planted after the World Expo 2010, into the structure of its pavilion to urge people to protect natural species from extinction…..”

SOURCE: Shanghai Daily | 上海日报  – UK plans to embed its pavilion with seeds

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