CONSTRUCTION of the world’s second seven star hotel will begin in Sanya, Hainan Province this year with a budget of up to 2 billion yuan (US$292 million).
The 120-meter-high hotel is expected to open to the public in 2011. It will be managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc, which manages 120 hotels in 23 countries and regions around the world, Beijing Times reported today.
SOURCE: Star studded hotel plans — Shanghai Daily
Pursuing a longtime quest to foster academic collaboration in the education of architects and landscape architects, a Penn State alumnus has committed $20 million to encourage even more cross-disciplinary learning opportunities for students in the two programs.
SOURCE: Penn State Live – Stuckeman gives $20 million to architecture and landscape architecture.
The annual number of students applying to study architecture has jumped by almost 10,000 in the past four years, making architecture degrees more popular than ever.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Architecture degrees leap in popularity – Building Design.
Telegraph.co.uk is listing the world’s 50 most beautiful gardens a great list and quick summary for all those students learning landscape architecture history. Also good for those of us who have dreamt of travelling around the world visiting beautiful gardens.
The world’s 50 most beautiful gardens – Part one: Europe – Telegraph.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) today announced the winners of the 2008 National Awards in Landscape Architecture. Twenty seven projects were awarded, from a record ninety seven submissions.
The AILA 2008 Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd in association with Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment Pty Ltd Coastal Towns Design Frameworks
AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Taylor Cullity Lethlean with Paul Thompson The Australian Garden Stage One, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Category: Design
AILA 2008 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd Kubu River Hippos Exhibit Category: Land Management
See the AILA website for other 2008 award winners
SOURCE: AILA E-Bulletin.