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

Architect Frank Gehry Is Picked to Design D.C.’s Eisenhower Memorial – washingtonpost.com

washingtonpost.com reports

“Frank O. Gehry, one of the world’s leading architects, has been selected to design a national tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower……..The other finalists were Krueck & Sexton of Chicago, PWP Landscape Architecture of Berkeley, Calif., and Rogers Marvel Architects of New York”

SOURCE: washingtonpost.com – Architect Frank Gehry Is Picked to Design D.C.’s Eisenhower Memorial

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World-class educational legacy unveiled for Olympic Village – London 2012


The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and Lend Lease released new images today of a world-class education campus to be built within the Olympic Village.

The Olympic Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park and Stratford City sites, will accommodate athletes during the 2012 Games and will leave the legacy of thousands of new homes, parks, and community facilities after 2012. At the heart of the community facilities to be left in legacy will be Chobham Academy – a world-class new education campus. The Academy is scheduled to open in September 2013.

Chobham Academy has been designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (who designed the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Westminster Academy), and landscape designers Kinnear Landscape Architects. BAM are the preferred bidder for the construction contract for Chobham Academy.

SOURCE: London 2012

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