Slough £450 million masterplan wins planning – Building Design

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The £450 million Heart of Slough masterplan, which includes a dramatic new library building by 3DReid, has won planning permission from Slough Borough Council.

The 11.75ha masterplan includes offices by Sheppard Robson along with a new bus station by Bblur Architects’ Matthew Bedward and the new central library and cultural hub.

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Bruce Lee home competition opens – news.gov.hk

Creative proposals are being invited on restoring Bruce Lee’s former residence in Kowloon Tong to turn it into a tourist attraction.

Initiated by the property owner, the Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee’s Residence will select the best ideas to restore the residence to its original appearance and provide an exhibition hall, an audio-visual room, a kung-fu corner, a library and souvenir counter.

“We are grateful to Yu Pang-lin, the owner of the residence, for his generosity in donating the property. Mr Yu has also agreed to be the promoter of the competition and the honorary chairman of the adjudication panel, and will sponsor $100,000 in prizes for the winners,” Mrs Lau said.

“The support and advice given by various professional bodies, and Bruce Lee’s family, friends and supporters are also crucial to the successful launch of the competition.”

Participants can register until August 31 and must submit entries by October 15. Competition results will be announced by year’s-end.

For more information goto the competition website

SOURCE: News.gov.hk – Bruce Lee home competition opens

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Heathrow expansion masterplan up for tender – Building Design

Building Design reports

BAA has launched an open competition to develop a masterplan for the extension of London’s Heathrow Airport which will include a third runway and new terminal building. Pre-qualification closes for the tender on July 27.

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Citygarden’s popularity boosts Gateway Mall development – STLtoday.com

STLtoday.com reports

The public’s embrace of the Citygarden sculpture park is helping push more work on the Gateway Mall, the 16-block strip between the Old Courthouse and Union Station.

Citygarden has been open for a little more than two weeks and remains a hit with visitors drawn to the nearly three-acre park of sculptures, tree-lined paths and fountains.

Tricia Roland-Hamilton, director of the Gateway Mall Project, said Citygarden was prompting skeptics to re-evaluate their opinion of the Gateway Mall as an endeavor whose time would never come.

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West 8 confirmed by City for Miami Beach project

MiamiHerald.com reports

Dutch design firm West 8 will replace world-renowned architect Frank Gehry on a Miami Beach park project, the final component of the massive New World Symphony complex now under construction.

The firm was selected from a dozen applicants for the $13 million park project and ratified by the Miami Beach Commission in a 6-1 vote Wednesday.

Despite Gehry’s fame, West 8 was hailed by backers as better suited to design the park because of its experience in landscape architecture.

SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Dutch firm picked for Miami Beach park project

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