Building Design report
The £450 million Heart of Slough masterplan, which includes a dramatic new library building by 3DReid, has won planning permission from Slough Borough Council.
The 11.75ha masterplan includes offices by Sheppard Robson along with a new bus station by Bblur Architects’ Matthew Bedward and the new central library and cultural hub.
read the full article at the SOURCE: Building Design – Slough £450 million masterplan wins planning
In Youngstown, Ohio, mini master plans offer residents a peek of what they can expect their neighborhoods to look like in 2010, 2020, 2030 and beyond. The forecast informs some that their houses will not exist in the future.
Youngstown is one of America’s first cities to begin the downsizing process to become a smaller and stronger city. The former steel town has a population of 80,000, a drop from the 170,000 residents the city had four decades ago.
YOUNGTOWN’S PLAN: See the city’s vision for development at http://www.youngstown2010.com
SOURCE: Freep.com | Detroit Free Press | Ohio town is leading the way
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UNStudio’s design has been selected in the competition for a 21,000 square meter dance theatre in the historic centre of St. Petersburg. The new complex houses The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, headed by the prolific choreographer Boris Eifman. From the four projects presented (Jean Nouvel (FR), UNStudio (NL), Snøhetta (NO), ZAO (RU)), UNStudio’s design was yesterday unanimously chosen by the jury for realisation.
The Dance Palace forms an integrated part of the European Embankment city quarter masterplan for a new urban square in the historic centre of St. Petersburg.
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Creative proposals are being invited on restoring Bruce Lee’s former residence in Kowloon Tong to turn it into a tourist attraction.
Initiated by the property owner, the Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee’s Residence will select the best ideas to restore the residence to its original appearance and provide an exhibition hall, an audio-visual room, a kung-fu corner, a library and souvenir counter.
“We are grateful to Yu Pang-lin, the owner of the residence, for his generosity in donating the property. Mr Yu has also agreed to be the promoter of the competition and the honorary chairman of the adjudication panel, and will sponsor $100,000 in prizes for the winners,” Mrs Lau said.
“The support and advice given by various professional bodies, and Bruce Lee’s family, friends and supporters are also crucial to the successful launch of the competition.”
Participants can register until August 31 and must submit entries by October 15. Competition results will be announced by year’s-end.
For more information goto the competition website
SOURCE: News.gov.hk – Bruce Lee home competition opens
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Building Design reports
BAA has launched an open competition to develop a masterplan for the extension of London’s Heathrow Airport which will include a third runway and new terminal building. Pre-qualification closes for the tender on July 27.
Read the full article @ the SOURCE: Building Design – Heathrow expansion masterplan up for tender
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