Super skyscraper design takes it lying down — Shanghai Daily

Shanghai Daily reports

“THE new Vanke Center in Shenzhen, Guandong Province, is a “horizontal skyscraper” designed by maverick architect Steven Holl.

Due to be finished in 2010, the building will be the new headquarters for China Vanke, one of the country’s largest real estate developers. It will also house apartments, condos and a hotel.”

[SOURCE: Shanghai Daily - Super skyscraper design takes it lying down]

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What the future holds for landscape architects -

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports

“Despite the slow economy, designers are looking forward to the new green economy and more public work.

Landscape architects started seeing the impacts of the economic downturn last year……….”

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West 8 wins Almere Hout Noord competition

West 8 reports

“The competition entry for Almere Hout Noord West 8 prepared for housing corporation Ymere was unanimously chosen by the municipal assembly of Almere as the winning design.

Alderman Adri Duivesteijn of Almere stated: “We are convinced by the quality of the plans and like the idea that the corporation – especially now as we are experiencing a economical crisis – will be co-initiator of Almere Hout Noord, where we will realize 4.200 dwellings and 2.500 workplaces”.”

Image: WEST 8

SOURCE: WEST 8 – West 8 wins Almere Hout Noord competition

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Al Ain’s 20-year master plan revealed – The National Newspaper

The National Newspaper reports

“The Government today unveiled its master plan for Al Ain, a set of guidelines that will dictate development over the next two decades and help it mature without sacrificing the character of the city.

Plan Al Ain 2030, developed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), focuses on how the UAE’s fourth-largest city can grow to become a “dynamic hub”……”

SOURCE: The National Newspaper – Al Ain’s 20-year master plan revealed

Greenwich approves £1 billion Ferrier Estate regeneration- Architects Journal

Architects Journal reports

Greenwich Council has given the thumbs-up to Lifschutz Davidson(in collaboration with Gillespies) Sandilands’ masterplan for the £1 billion redevelopment of the 1960s Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke, south-east London.

SOURCE: Architects Journal – Greenwich approves £1 billion Ferrier Estate regeneration

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