Wall Street 9/11 Memorial Fountain

November 29, 2007,AEST

What could be simpler than a glass bowl? Actually, when it is the nine-foot bowl of an outdoor fountain, just about anything could be simpler. “It proved to be a lot more difficult in the execution than anybody imagined,” said | Read More

Day of reckoning comes for Washington Square Park

November 29, 2007,AEST

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Robert Moses had to quit trying to remake Washington Square Park after decades of protest. Yet the Bloomberg administration is now closing in on Moses’ goal by keeping its redesign under wraps for nearly three years. The last | Read More

Seven win Designers of the Year awards

November 28, 2007,AEST

ARCHITECT Mok Wei Wei of W Architects has become synonymous with designing buildings that are sensitive to their surroundings. Mr Ban Yinh Jheow is the founder of toy company Stikfas, a multi-million-dollar enterprise famed for its three-inch-tall plastic action figures. | Read More

New Shenzhen Stock Exchange Building Starts

November 27, 2007,AEST

OMA Shenzhen; 22 November 2007) Officials from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) and local government together with representatives from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) have broken ground for the construction of the new headquarters for China’s equivalent of the | Read More

Planning Rwanda

November 26, 2007,AEST

Metropolis Magazine ‘Just before nine one morning in May, I arrived at the Alpha Palace Hotel, not far from the center of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. A team of American architects waited nervously outside, dressed in blue suits and | Read More

2014 Games offer a chance to rejuvenate Glasgow

November 26, 2007,AEST

Glasgow is to be the host city for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, signifying potential new opportunities for architects and regeneration in parts of the city. RMJM in Glasgow has worked with Glasgow City Council on the masterplan for the Athletes’ | Read More

Design at heart of sustainable Wales

November 26, 2007,AEST

DEVELOPERS should push the boundaries of design to help Wales achieve its sustainable development goals, the new development director of the Design Commission for Wales has said. Wendy Richards, an experienced urban designer and landscape architect, has been involved in | Read More

The politics of remembering Ground Zero

November 26, 2007,AEST

NEW YORK – Michael Arad achieved the dream of many architects: He won the competition to design the memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001, in Manhattan. If he had thought, somewhat naively, that his plans would be implemented | Read More

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