Wellington City Council doesn’t like its five-year old upgrade to the pedestrian Mall. The City has decided to reinstate the two-lane road with two-way traffic. The City’s reasoning is to reinstate the precinct known as the Golden Mile in Wellington, it would also allow bus routes to pass through the mall at a 30km/h(18mph) speed limit.
[SOURCE:Scoop: Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again].
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Architectural Record reports
“Polshek Partnership has designed a new, 161,000-square-foot facility for the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City. The $98 million project will enable the 45-year-old institution to better showcase its collection of fossils, rocks, minerals, and other artifacts.”
[SOURCE: Architectural Record – Utah Museum of Natural History]
Times of India reports
“When RMZ Millennium Park in Chennai was categorised as a LEED gold building by the Hyderabad-based Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
in September this year, the tally of certified green buildings in the city went up to nine.
Although Chennai’s realty sector embarked on the green quest in 2004, it is only now that the city is emerging as a top contender in energy-efficient and user-friendly office structures, ranking third overall in the country.”
[SOURCE: The Times of India – Chennai buildings get closer to nature]
Vienna-based Moh Architects has won the RIBA competition to design a new waterfront project in Walsall for Urban Splash.
[SOURCE: Building Design – Moh Architects wins RIBA contest for Urban Splash’s Walsall waterfront regeneration ] .
[IMAGE CREDIT MOH ARCHITECTS – IMAGE SOURCE: Building Design]
“Some future neighbors of the north downtown ballpark are worried that it won’t have the ground-level retail as originally recommended.
Recent plans for the new No-Do stadium, which include less ground-level retail space than originally planned, have caused concerns among the complex’s future neighbors.”
[SOURCE: Omaha.com Money Section].
People’s Daily reports
“Recently, the Beijing Municipal Construction Committee, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning, and the Beijing Municipal Commission for Reform and Development have called for strengthening management on indoor temperature in Beijing’s public buildings. The indoor temperature in all public buildings that are using air conditioning systems or equipment for cooling or heating must not be lower than 26 Celsius(79) during summer and must not be higher than 20(68F) Celsius during winter.”
[SOURCE: Beijing sets temperature limits in public buildings – People’s Daily Online].