RMJM designs Public Academy campus for entrepreneurs in Suzhou, China – Building Design & Construction

Building Design & Construction reports

“RMJM today unveiled the design for a unique campus in Suzhou, China, which is designed to provide the most sophisticated facilities in the country for nurturing a future generation of entrepreneurs. The project is being designed through international architecture firm RMJM’s new Global Education Studio, which is headquartered in Princeton with an office in Cambridge, U.K.”

SOURCE: Building Design & Construction – RMJM designs Public Academy campus for entrepreneurs in Suzhou, China

Competition set to breathe new life into London’s Docklands – British Waterways


British Waterways, in partnership with H20 Urban Ltd, has today announced the winners of a competition to remodel five historic Spits Barges to create an exceptional mixed use scheme in London’s Docklands.

The winning practices have been announced as:

• BACA – an award winning research led practice noted for their work around climate change and flooding, and;
• PCKO – also an award winning practice, noted for their work in creating attractive buildings that respect the environment and utilise innovative technology.

Both submissions impressed the judges with their ability to challenge traditional perceptions of waterspace design, whilst retaining continuity with the commercial past of the Barges and their surroundings.

SOURCE: British Waterways

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Foster + Partners appointed to design Slussen masterplan in central Stockholm

Foster + Partners and Berg Arkitektkontor, part of C.F. Møller Architects, have been appointed to design a masterplan for the heart of Stockholm, transforming the waterfront area of Slussen from an urban aberration to a popular destination. The proposal will bring new life to the area, linking the islands of Södermalm and Gamla Stan and stripping away the layers of history to reclaim a valuable city quarter.

SOURCE: Foster + Partners

Big green roof planned atop Weave Building – Daily Journal of Commerce

Daily Journal of Commerce reports

“Skylab Architecture is seeking to reach lofty sustainability goals on a small footprint with its Weave Building design…………Jonathan Beaver, a principal with 2.ink Studio, the landscape architecture firm working on the Weave Building, said his firm approached the eco-roof as an “untapped landscape.” “

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Nature-based sculpture documentary airs in June – CLEMSON


CLEMSON — A documentary on the latest nature-based sculpture in the South Carolina Botanical Garden will air in June on public television.

“Touch the Earth: A Chameleon Meadow – In Praise of Shadows” tells the story of two artists of different cultural backgrounds who were invited to address a water runoff issue in the garden’s redwood meadow.

To meet this charge, Hiroko Inoue of Japan and Yvette Dede of Charleston had to merge not only their individual artistic styles and processes but also the requirements of environmental engineering, landscape architecture and aquatic horticulture.

“Touch the Earth” will air on S.C. Educational Television (SCETV) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, and on the South Carolina Channel at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. It is the seventh program in a series detailing creation of the garden’s 16 nature-based sculptures.

For more information goto www.clemson.edu/scbg

SOURCE: CLEMSON – Nature-based sculpture documentary airs in June

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