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.


The £700m Quay to the future – Scotsman.com News

Scotsman reports

“A MARINA, five hotels, hundreds of flats and a new home for The Royal Yacht Britannia all feature in the latest plans for the regeneration of Leith Docks.
Forth Ports has today released the first detailed plans of a £700 million scheme, which will herald the largest expansion of Edinburgh for hundreds of years.”

[SOURCE: Scotsman.com News – The £700m Quay to the future]

Urban densification: Creating space to live – CNN.com

CNN.com talks to Jonathan D. Solomon, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Hong Kong University about a concept known as “urban densification”

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McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme – Building

Building.co.uk  reports that “Architect McDowell + Benedetti has won the competition to masterplan a former JCB site in Staffordshire.”

SOURCE: Building.co.uk – McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme

Demolition of Doha’s ‘business centre’ to start soon

Gulf Times (Qatar) reports that the development of Doha’s business centre that has been delayed since 2006 will start in January 2009. Once the area is finished being cleared in 2010 the land is suspected to be given to Demolition of Doha’s ‘business centre’ to start soonQatar Foundation

SOURCE: Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper

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