West-side ‘superblock’ plans unveiled – baltimoresun.com

Balitmore Sun reports

“One plan for the long-delayed revitalization of the “superblock,” a crucial piece of Baltimore’s west-side renewal effort, got its first airing before a city design panel today showing a 28-story, T-shaped apartment tower, a 120-room boutique hotel with a restaurant and small and medium size stores.”

[SOURCE: baltimoresun.comWest-side ‘superblock’ plans unveiled]

A New Cultural Center for Europe, Hermitage Amsterdam, to Open in June 2009 – MarketWatch

“AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Dec 11, 2008 – Beginning in June 2009, a major new European cultural destination, the greatly expanded Hermitage Amsterdam, will welcome visitors to its elegantly restored 17th-century building in the historic heart of Amsterdam. Renovated at a cost of some 40 million Euros (approximately $50 million), the building has been redesigned as a series of light-filled galleries by Dutch architects Hans van Heeswijk and Merkx + Girod.”

[SOURCE: MarketWatch – A New Cultural Center for Europe, Hermitage Amsterdam, to Open in June 2009]

SWA Group Project Awarded Prestigious 2008 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence

SWA Group project, Beijing Finance Street, was selected as one of five winning developments in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program. SWA projects have been honored with four ULI Awards for Excellence in the past three years (previous winning projects include Victoria Gardens, Hangzhou Hubin Redevelopment and Luohu Station). Earlier this year, Beijing Finance Street won the Business Week/Architectural Record China Award.

SOURCE: SWA

Archinect : Features : Beyond Organic – An interview with Landscape Architect David Font at Design Miami

Archinect features an interview with Landscape Architect David Font about his creation ‘Beyond Organic’ which was at Design Miami Click title to see the video


[Video SOURCE:  Archinect – David Font at Design Miami from Jacob Slevin on Vimeo.]

 [SOURCE: Archinect : Features : Beyond Organic – An interview with Landscape Architect David Font at Design Miami].

West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture Spadina Wavedeck nominated for Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 – West 8

West 8 + DTAH’s recently completed Spadina Wave Deck for Waterfront Toronto has been nominated for this year’s Brit Insurance Design Awards. Brit Insurance Design Awards is the Design Museum London’s annual exploration of the most innovative, interesting and forward looking new work in design of all kinds.

[SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Spadina Wavedeck nominated for Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009]

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