Construction Week Online reports “The parks will be located in residential areas and will create more than 60,000 square metres of public space, the municipality said.”
Construction of the parks is set to start in September 2009
[SOURCE: Design News from Construction Week Online – ‘Abu Dhabi approves public park plans’ ]
BBC News reports “Multi-million pound plans to transform the Luton campus of the University of Bedfordshire have gone on display.
Luton Borough Council has approved the project and building will start as soon as the site has been cleared.
It has been designed by Cambridge-based architects RMJM”
[SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | England | Beds/Bucks/Herts | Green light for university plans]
The Landscape Institute is running a competition for
“Dover Esplanade design competition is a two-stage design competition to produce an innovative design for a significant section of harbour-side beach and public realm on Dover’s waterfront. The aim is to create a modern and attractive new seafront that will become a major attraction to visitors and residents of Dover alike.
The competition is being run by the Landscape Institute Competitions Office under the auspices of a partnership comprising Dover Harbour Board, Dover District Council, Kent County Council, SEEDA, and English Heritage.
The project is being funded jointly by SeaChange and the partnership. SeaChange is a government initiative led by CABE in partnership with Arts Council England, BIG Lottery, English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, and the Regional Development Agencies.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 23 January 2009
Contact Sabina Mohideen, firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the stage 1 brief.
[SOURCE: Landscape Institute: Dover Esplanade Design Competition]
“The target is to have the event coincide with the opening of the Metro on 09/09/09,” a person close to the matter told Emirates Business.
[SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Burj Dubai all set for 09/09/09 soft opening]
Regen.net(subscription) reports “Understanding densities at the level of the suburb and the city can promote better quality in housing development and bring shape to urban extensions, Jesse Honey concludes”
[SOURCE: Regen.net(subscription) Densities data set measures]
OregonLive.com reports “One of Portland’s most venerable architecture firms is closing its doors, another victim of a stumbling economy.
Sienna Architecture Co., founded in 1951….in October, Sienna downsized its downtown Portland office from 45 to 25 and retained only four of its nine Seattle employees” sadly now it is set to close its doors.
[SOURCE: OregonLive.com – Sienna Architecture will close its doors]