Placing of new pedestrian bicycle bridge Twist – West 8

West 8 reports

“Last Wednesday the new pedestrian bicycle bridge ‘The Twist’, designed by West 8, was placed at its final destination at the shores of the Vlaardingse Vaart in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. The transportation and the lowering onto pilings and notch piers, accurate to a millimeter, was an impressive sight and attracted hundreds of spectators. The iconic bridge will officially open to allow pedestrians to cross the Vlaardingse Vaart in April 2009 and will be a crucial link within the regional bicycle path network.”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Placing of new pedestrian bicycle bridge Twist

Canadian Navy National Monument Design Competition Launched – Ottawa Start

The National Capital Commission (NCC) calls on teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects and landscape designers to take part in a design competition to build a monument to the hundred years of service of the Canadian Navy. They are invited to forward their credentials and examples of prior experience for this first stage of the two-phase competition.

The year 2010 will mark the centennial of the Canadian Navy. To celebrate the occasion the National Capital Commission and the Canadian Navy are pleased to announce this design competition for the creation of a new monument at Richmond Landing, in the core of Canada’s Capital. The unveiling of the monument will take place in May 2011.

Four internationally renowned art and design professionals and a Navy representative, will select up to five finalist design teams, based on qualifications and past experience. Members of this jury are: Malaka Ackaoui, landscape architect; Dr. Laura Brandon, art curator and historian; Joe Fafard, artist; and Don Vaughan, landscape architect. Representing the Canadian Navy is Captain K.J. Pickford.

The teams of finalists will be invited to participate in phase two of the competition, where they will be asked to prepare a design concept and present it to the jury in October 2009.

The Request for Qualification document will be available between February 19, 2009, and May 4, 2009 on the NCC’s website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca/navy You can also contact Shirley Chartrand by e-mail at schartra@ncc-ccn.ca, by phone at 613-239-5407 or by fax at 613-239-5007 to receive a copy of this document.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 3 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on Monday, May 4, 2009.

The NCC and the Canadian Navy look forward to working together throughout this project which will result in the creation of an important symbol of Canada’s history and a new public gathering place where events of national scope will be held on an annual basis.

For information regarding the Canadian Navy Centennial please visit: http://www.navy.forces.gc.ca/centennial.

For more information on the National Capital Commission please call 613-239-5000 or 1 800 465-1867 or visit our website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca. TTY (text telephone for the hearing impaired) is available at: 613-239-5090 or toll-free 1 866 661-3530.

SOURCE: Ottawa Start

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‘Best possible’ team for plan – Carrickfergus Today

Carrickfergus Today reports

“THE architects appointed to draw up Carrick’s masterplan played a key role in the regeneration of Belfast’s Laganside area.
The Paul Hogarth Company was involved in the redevelopment of five kilometres of waterfront between the harbour and Stranmillis, as well as the Cathedral Quarter, the oldest part of the city.

Investment of £15 million in the area’s public spaces, including the £4 million Custom House Square, winner of a Principal Civic Trust Award in 2006, followed production of the masterplan.”

SOURCE: Carrickfergus Today – ‘Best possible’ team for plan

Zeidler Partnership Architects to design Camrose Performing Arts Centre – canadian architect

canadianarchitect.com reports

“Zeidler Partnership Architects has been selected to design the University of Alberta’s Performing Arts Centre at the Augustana campus in Camrose. The facility, to cost an estimated $22 million, will provide performing space for local arts groups, schools and touring groups, as well as for the University. It is slated for completion in late 2010.
Zeidler’s Victoria office will act as landscape architects.”

SOURCE: canadianarchitect.com – Canadian Architect – 2/18/2009

Market Square Makeover Plans Unveiled – msnbc.com

msnbc.com reports

“PITTSBURGH – In an effort to attract more visitors and businesses to Pittsburgh’s Market Square, the city is planning a makeover for the gathering spot.”

SOURCE: msnbc.com – Market Square Makeover Plans Unveiled

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