Bahrain names mega project master planner | ConstructionWeekOnline.com

ConstructionWeekOnline.com

Bahrain’s massive commerce, entertainment and education facility, @bahrain, has chosen architectural major Aedas as the master planner for the project.

Aedas has teamed up with Mohamed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering Bureau (MSCEB) to provide consultancy services, and will also be assisted by Scott Wilson, which will provide transport and infrastructure consultancy work.

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Has New York Lost Its Great Chance With Frank Gehry? – New York Magazine

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Frank Gehry’s New York looks so vivid in miniature, a parallel city of masterpieces in plastic, cardboard, and painted foam. Let’s start our fantasy tour at the vantage point of Brooklyn Heights. That’s the Guggenheim’s downtown branch across the East River, on the Manhattan side, rearing out of the spume, whipping together water, sky, and steel.

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Muncie’s Urban Garden project utilizes abandoned lots to grow plants – NEWS

Ball State Daily News Online

North Street Urban Garden – the brainchild of Colby Gray, a landscape architect from Ball State University and Jason Donati, the director for the Department of Stormwater Management – is working to provide a sustainable source of vegetables by offering their abandoned house lot for cultivation. The garden has already planted more than two dozen vegetable types, as well as a handful of herbs and flowers.

SOURCE: Ball State Daily News Online – Muncie’s Urban Garden project utilizes abandoned lots to grow plants – NEWS

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Dubai development may be down, but it’s not out – Los Angeles Times

Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic  for the Los Angeles Times writes

Reporting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates — If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai’s gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up and down Sheikh Zayed Road, its high-rise spine……………….

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Dubai development may be down, but it’s not out

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Construction companies need to take steps to manage waste – Emirates Business 24/7

Emirates Business 24/7 reports

Architects and designers need to create future projects in such a way that waste can be eliminated right at the construction site, said James Hurley, Head, Resource Efficiency Group (REG), Hyder Consulting.

Speaking during a recent conference on construction waste management, he said the present slowdown in construction activities should be utilised to implement measures for better waste management……

SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Construction companies need to take steps to manage waste

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