James Corner Field Operations won the commission to redesign Nicollet Mall, a beloved but aging pedestrian and transit corridor in downtown Minneapolis. Today, Nicollet Mall is in dire need of a physical retrofit and upgrade. It is also part of a larger vision to ensure the growing vitality of downtown Minneapolis and is an important component for Minneapolis to maintain a competitive edge as a place that attracts investment and a place that people want to live, work and play.
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Six Finalist teams presented their design concepts to the jury on February 20, 2014. A public viewing of the six finalist concepts will be held at the Canadian War Museum the evening of February 20th, 2014. The public was invited to view the concepts, meet the design teams, and share their comments.
5 teams from Canada and 1 from the USA are awaiting a decision from a seven-member jury composed of accomplished professionals in the fields of art and urban design, a Holocaust survivor, and representation from the National Holocaust Monument Development Council. The jury will recommend the winning design team to the Government of Canada. Comments from the public will be shared with the jury prior to making the final recommendation to the Government of Canada.
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Vanke, Xijiu Plaza is located at the centre of Shipingqiao retail hub. Vanke Group has the vision of developing Xijiu Plaza into a vibrant urban space for the younger generation to work, live and play.
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The main goal faced with this project was the creation of a temporal architectural space integrated in the artificial landscape of the University Campus with just one recycled material and a budget of 100 euros for the whole group.
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The Dutch-Belgian team DELVA Landscape Architects – plusofficearchitects have been selected to produce the development plan that forms the basis for further development of the area around Heulebeek and Leiemeersen, an area that borders the edges of the city centre of Kuurne, Belgium. Together with the municipality and the Leiedal community the designers are looking at the possible development of the 35 ha area. The design will not only involve designers but also local residents and key stakeholders in the development of the vision through a number of workshops and participation events.
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