The awards comprised 15 categories in 2008, including landscape design, planning, science and research with 38 entries recognised as winners, highly commended or commended. Overseas winners include New Providence Wharf in Ontario and a development along the Haihe river in China.
SOURCE: Landscape Institute – Project to deliver sustainable communities in East London lauded as top landscape scheme in UK.
Congratulations to the winners of the awards – see a full list here
The University of Leicester — recently crowned University of the Year — has launched a £1 billion campus development to help it move into the top ten of British universities.
The building programme, one of the biggest ever undertaken in the sector, will strengthen Leicester’s unique position as an elite university committed to widening access to higher education.
Architects – Shepheard Epstein Hunter
SOURCE: University of Leicester – University of Leicester stakes £1 billion to secure elite status.
Gulf Daily News reports that Bahrain is looking to go green with a ‘one plan’ initiative. The initiative is lead by Skidmore Owings Merril (SOM) who are looking into several areas for building communities and waterfront areas.
SOURCE: Gulf Daily News – Greener Bahrain
The Hai He River Landscape Design project in Tianjin, China, was joint winner in the Consultancy Project (<£2m) of the Year category. Through landscape design and the creation of high quality public space, this project, in the heart of Tianjin, is a successful example of environment-led regeneration creating a sustainable resource for the present and future generations to enjoy.
SOURCE: Scott Wilson
The developer for Calgary’s East Village will reveal the plans for the redevelopment to the public today. The project has suffered many delays and false starts over many years.
The plans for the first stage will redevelop a 4km section of the riverwalk connecting the East Village to Downtown.
Read the SOURCE @ Calgary Herald – East Village Riverwalk plan debuts.