West 8 receives Bijhouwer Award

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture will receive the Bijhouwer Award for its exceptional and high quality design and implementation work in the areas of Garden Design and Landscape Architecture. The jury’s report stated that West 8 has been of significant importance to the development of the Dutch Landscape Architectural profession, since the practice was founded in 1987 by Adriaan Geuze.

West 8 has been awarded the prize for its unique contribution to developing the profession of Landscape Architecture. The Jury also recognized the important role West 8 has played in bringing the subject of Landscape Architecture to a comparable level to that of Architecture and Urban Design, within the public eye. In addition the award acknowledges the activities West 8 have contributed to, in the areas of urban development as well as West 8’s understanding, appreciation and protection of the Dutch landscape.

The prize will be awarded on the 7th of November by Eric Luiten, chairman of the foundation of NHBOS. Preceding the presentation of the Bijhouwer Prize a lecture will be given by Andre Dekker, artist of Observatorium Rotterdam.

The Bijhouwer Award is an initiative of the foundation of NHBOS, whose primary objective is to support Dutch Garden Designers and Landscape Architects. The prize, that comes with an award of € 25.000,-, is granted every two years. The primary criteria for spending the prize money is that it has to be spent on projects, activities or events which have a close relation to the work for which the prize was awarded. For more information see: www.nhbos.nl.

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / West 8 receives Bijhouwer Award.

China’s developers suffer a pig of a year

“Until only a few months ago, property developers in China thought they were at the forefront of one of the great booms of the age, the fastest urbanisation in history.

Even in China, however, where the financial system has been relatively isolated from the global meltdown, a sharp downturn in the property market has caused many companies to rethink their plans.”

SOURCE: FT.com / Home UK / UK – China’s developers suffer a pig of a year.

Ajman Marina prepares infrastructure for big projects with Dhs3bn | Ajman Marina

Ajman continues to pave the way for big real estate projects to be developed in the emirate by continuing to execute various infrastructure projects, including road networks, and water and drainage systems.

SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Ajman Marina prepares infrastructure for big projects with Dhs3bn | Ajman Marina.

Two Eminent Landscape Architects join Innovation Council

Senator Kim Carr, Australian Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research today said the members of the newly established Built Environment Industry Innovation Council (BEIIC), should champion innovation in the industry.

Among the members appointed are two Eminent Landscape Architects

Prof Catherin Bull – Elisabeth Murdoch Professor of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

Ken Maher – Chairman, Hassell

SOURCE: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Vestas Wind Systems opens S$500m R&D firm in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The world’s biggest supplier of wind power technology is pumping S$500 million into Singapore over the next ten years.

SOURCE: Channelnewsasia.com.

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