Orange County Great Park

November 30, 2007,AEST

In another small step toward the construction of the Orange County Great Park, Irvine will spend $14 million during the next year and a half to spruce up the area around the tethered orange balloon ride that opened this summer | Read More

AIA – Green Building Report

November 30, 2007,AEST

‘Cities with Green Building Programs Have Increased More Than 400% since 2003’ American Institute of Architects report spotlights geographic breakdown, case study examples and recommendations for local program development Washington, D.C., November 28, 2007 — Since 2003 the number of | Read More

Waste Management in Europe

November 30, 2007,AEST

This new brochure examines the contribution the LIFE programme has made to promoting innovative waste management in Europe. It sets out the major European waste legislation and provides information on a series of LIFE projects engaged in innovative solutions to | Read More

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

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