Estidama chooses X-Architects’ work as reference project – Zawya

Zawya reports

“Dubai-based X-Architects masterplanning for the Al Naseem project in Al Ain will be used as a reference project by Abu Dhabi-based Estidama, according to the local practice.

“Estidama is the new authority in Abu Dhabi and they are recognising projects based on sustainability in this part of the world,” said Farid Esmaeil, founding partner at X-Architects.”

[SOURCE: Zawya - Estidama chooses X-Architects' work as reference project]

UAE is well-positioned to survive the economic crisis – AMEinfo.com

HH Sheikh Nahayan stated at the ‘The Gulf Region in the Global Economic Crisis: Force for Stability’ Forum that,

‘Our national leaders, our Government agencies, our businesses and our universities are examining the questions related to the nature and size of this economic downturn. They are continually monitoring its effect on the sectors most affecting the UAE – finance, real estate and tourism and they want to know how long it will last, and what measures are needed to deal with its ramifications.’

[SOURCE: AMEinfo.com - UAE is well-positioned to survive the economic crisis | Dubai Chamber]

ADB to invest over Rs 13 bn on urban development schemes-The Economic Times

The Economic Times reports

“The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest Rs 13.71 billion for developing urban amenities and solid waste management in the capitals of five under-developed states, officials on Sunday said.

The ADB-assisted North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme will be implemented over six years and will cover Agartala (Tripura), Shillong (Meghalaya), Aizawl in Mizoram, Kohima (Nagaland) and Gangtok (Sikkim). “The central government has approved the ADB-assisted programme,” said Tripura Urban Development Minister Manik Dey.”

[SOURCE: ADB to invest over Rs 13 bn on urban development schemes- Finance-Economy-News-The Economic Times]

Auto dealerships get new purpose – azcentral.com

azcentral.com reports

“Think big. That’s what urban planners, real-estate developers and business leaders say Scottsdale should do when it tackles the revitalization of its aging automobile row known as Motor Mile.

“This is an instance of ‘make no small plans,’ ” said Bill Sanderson, whose Cleveland-based development company has found a still-risky niche in turning outdated spaces around the country into new communities.”

[SOURCE: azcentral.com - Auto dealerships get new purpose]

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Giant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi – Building

Building.co.uk reports

“The world’s biggest flatbed delivers diamond-shaped glazing panels for the RMJM-designed Capital Gate building

Monster glass panels for Abu Dhabi’s ‘leaning tower’ development have arrived on what the project team claims is the world’s biggest flat bed truck.

The panels are for the Capital Gate building, which architect RMJM recently submitted for the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s most inclined building’.”

[SOURCE: Building.co.uk - Giant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi]

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