4, 000 visitors flock to world’s 3rd-tallest building on 1st public opening day – People’s Daily Online

A total of 4, 000 visitors, natives and foreigners, flocked to the Shanghai World Financial Center on its first opening day to visit the observation deck from Floors 94 to 101 at a height of 492 meters.

SOURCE: People’s Daily Online4, 000 visitors flock to world’s 3rd-tallest building on 1st public opening day

Miami designers, architects join MAM team – MiamiHerald.com

“Miami Art Museum, in the midst of planning and designing a new home in Bicentennial Park, has assembled a design team that consists of at least 10 Miami-based architectural and design firms.

The Miami-based organizations are: A.D.A. Engineering, Miami, as civil engineers; Arquitectonica Geo, Miami, as landscape architects; Douglas Wood and Associates of Coral Gables, as structural engineering subcontractors; EE&G, Miami Lakes, as environmental consultants; JALRW Engineering, Miami, as mechanical engineering subcontractors; Kaderabek Co., Miami, as geotechnical consultants; Laura Llerena Associates, Miami, as landscape architect subcontractors; Miller Legg Associates, Miami, as surveyors; Schirmer Engineering, North Miami Beach, as code consultants; Tim Haahs & Associates, Miami, as parking consultants.”

Read more @ the SOURCE  Miami designers, architects join MAM team – 08/30/2008 – MiamiHerald.com.

French firm wins design contest for new HCMC urban area

VietNamNet
Bridge – A French firm has won the top prize for “unique architectural ideas” to develop three landmark areas in the proposed Thu Thiem New Urban Area in Ho Chi Minh City.

Deso Company was followed by Hagel Company (Switzerland) and Edaw Company (Hong Kong) in second and third places for designs to develop the center square, a riverside park, and a bridge over the Sai Gon River to District 7.

SOURCE: VietNamNet – French firm wins design contest for new HCMC urban area.

Landscape Institute Annual Conference – Housing, Land Use and Community

Landscape Institute Conferences
Housing, Land Use & Community
London 9 & 10 October 2008
Regent’s College

The government has made a commitment to building three million new homes by 2020; the challenge of climate change and the demands on land for the provision of food, energy supply, leisure and housing are all at the top of the public agenda.

The Landscape Institute’s Annual Conference addresses the key issues facing landscape architects, planners, architects and policy makers.

REGISTER @ Lanscape Institute

SOURCE: Landscape Institute Conferences – Housing, Land Use and Community.

Three Olympic venues could be dropped

Three 2012 Olympic Games venues could be ditched after the government ordered accountancy firm KPMG to carry out a ‘top-level’ review as to whether they give ‘value for money’

SOURCE: Architects Journal.co.uk – Three Olympic venues could be dropped.

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