In the News – August 13

RIBA calls for national minimum space standards in all new-build housing [RIBA]

A New Wing, a New Direction (Cleveland Museum) [Wall Street Journal]

Titanic Memorial to given a facelift [getsurrey]

ODOT prepares for Highway 224 project to begin [Estacada News]

More public input sought on project [Kalona News]

Shoreham Port masterplan to be drawn up

PropertyWeek reports

Hyder Consulting has been appointed to prepare the masterplan for Shoreham Port near Brighton.

Hyder Consulting, a design and advisory consultancy, has been commissioned to prepare the masterplan for Shoreham Port Authority, …….

The port forms a major part of the overall regeneration of the Shoreham Harbour area, which is covered by the Government’s Growth Points programme and is one of the largest regeneration projects in the South East.

Read more at the SOURCE: PropertyWeek -Masterplan for Shoreham Port to be drawn up

PIA announce Australia Award for Urban Design

The Planning Institute Australia (PIA) announced the Australia Award for Urban Design on 11 August.

This year saw a record number of entries, as well as a richness of creative projects from
around the nation. This year PIA awarded 2 winners and 1 commendation

Winners
1. TRANSFORMING AUSTRALIAN CITIES
Cities around the world are in the process of redefining their form to deal with issues of
climate change and sustainability, and to make them more liveable.
This significant piece of research was commissioned by the Victorian Government and
undertaken by a team led by the City of Melbourne and supported by a range of specialists.

2. PADDINGTON RESERVOIR GARDENS
Over the past two years, the City of Sydney, together with its collaborative design team of
architects, landscape architects, engineers, planners and access consultants has created a
unique, surprising, functional and totally engaging public park that has captured the
imagination of all those fortunate enough to pass or live nearby.

COMMENDATION
SUSTAINABLE SYDNEY 2030 – THE VISION

SOURCE: PLANNING INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA

In the News – 12 August

Berney to Join School of Architecture [USC News]

Excellence Award in Sustainability (Swindon Library) [24dash.com]

Urban Gardens May Soon Pop Up In Springfield [ozarksfirst.com]

Leighton’s Theiss in consortium for $2.25 billion M80 Ring Road upgrade [The Australian]

Giant ‘meat-eating’ plant found [bbc.co.uk]

Edgewater proposal gets mixed response on Urban Design Commission [Badger Herald]

RMJM designs first ‘green’ development in Turkey’s financial district


RMJM has today announced details of the US $1 billion development it is designing in Istanbul’s new residential and business district, which will be one of the ‘greenest’ projects in Turkey.

The luxury development – being designed by RMJM’s New York and Istanbul studios – will be located in the Atasehir district of Istanbul.

Set on a highly visible site that features panoramic views stretching from the Bosphorus Strait in the west to the Princes’ Islands and the Sea of Marmara to the south, the 372,000m² development includes a 60-storey tower, 1,500 residential units, a five-star hotel, offices and conference facilities with landscaped public areas and parking facilities.

The aim is to create an iconic complex that takes an innovative approach to planning and sustainability. The development is designed to achieve the ‘LEED’ sustainability accreditation from the US Green Building Council and, as such, would be the first mixed use development of its kind in Turkey. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2011.

SOURCE: RMJM

IMAGE CREDIT: RMJM

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