West Harlem Piers Park opens in NY City

“Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber today joined community leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening of West Harlem Piers Park. The $20 million, two-acre park connects West Harlem to the Hudson River greenway and features a docking pier, a fishing pier, bicycle and pedestrian paths and landscaped open space.”

SOURCE: City of New York

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Rolex Learning Centre At EPFL, By SANAA – Video – Wallpaper* Magazine

Wallpaper* Magazine reports

“Scheduled for completion this summer, wallpaper.com go on site of Japanese office SANAA’s huge and ambitious Rolex Learning Centre at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The size of two football pitches the complex has been described as a ‘constructed landscape’ and includes libraries, multi-media centres, cafés and research spaces.”


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Wallpaper* Magazine – Rolex Learning Centre At EPFL, By SANAA | Video

Architects may complain to Brussels over design contest – The Irish Times

The Irish Times reports

“THE ROYAL Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is considering a formal complaint to the European Commission over rules set by the ESB for an architectural competition to redevelop its headquarters on Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Street. The RIAI maintains that criteria for entering the competition, such as that practices had to have an annual turnover exceeding €2.5 million, were “unneccessarily exclusionary”……”

read the full story at the SOURCE: The Irish Times – Architects may complain to Brussels over design contest

Re:Vision – Dallas announces Winners

The following winners of Re:Vision Dallas have been announced

Atelier Data & MOOV – Lisbon, Portugal

David Baker and Partners Architects and Fletcher Studio – San Francisco, CA

Little – Charlotte, North Carolina

Re:Vision – Dallas stated that

“The winners of Re:Vision Dallas have created plans that challenged us, engaged us and inspired us.

And their ideas, from local materials and vegetated screens to integrated greenways, will shape how people will live and work here in the future. Take a look at this visionary thinking. And watch how  ideas become reality in the months ahead.”

Go to the SOURCE: Re:Vision – Dallas website to see the winners designs

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First phase Pegaso Park completed – West 8

West 8 report

“The public space for the new business area Pegaso Park, West 8 designed for Inmobiliaria Urbanitas, has recently been completed. For the first time in Spain, the public space defines the quality of a business development for offices, retail, hotels and service buildings. The concept consists of various public spaces which create a clear address for the new enterprises and, at the same time, give the entire space a distinct identity, using the tools of landscape and urban design.”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / First phase Pegaso Park completed

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