HUD launches Rebuild by Design competition to promote resilience for Sandy-affected regions

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently launched REBUILD BY DESIGN, a multi-stage regional design competition. The goal of the competition is to attract world-class talent, promote innovation and develop projects that will actually be built. Once the best ideas are identified, HUD will incentivize their implementation using funds made available through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program as well as other public and private funds. Examples of design solutions are expected to range in scope and scale – from large-scale green infrastructure to small-scale residential resiliency retrofits.

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5 Churchill Place Plaza | London UK | HOK

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5 Churchill Place Plaza is located in Canary Wharf, one of London’s two financial districts, on a site adjacent to an HOK designed 15 storey office tower built on an irregular shaped site.

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ecological histories | Thessaloniki Greece

The site of Eptapirgio has a special identity and atmosphere, abundant natural beauty and astonishing views. The site itself forms the inspiration for the project, its genius loci is wished to be maintained. Monument, landscape and memory are strongly attached to this place. The intervention has a strong ecological –bioclimatic aspect and uses few elements to organize the place. The concept derives from the defensive character of the walls. It is seen as a new layer of filtering from the urban tissue to the interior enclosed historical landscape that is the protagonist.
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‘Garden Bridge’ by Thomas Heatherwick unveiled


Thomas Heatherwick, Designer of the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron has revealed his design for a vegetated bridge across the Thames River in London. Heatherwick  said that “The idea is simple; to connect north and south London with a garden. We have been working with actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley, who has been a proponent of such an idea for several years.”

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Landscape architects to work on masterplan for Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

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Grant Associates has been appointed by the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust in Sydney to help develop a new sustainable masterplan for the historic Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and adjacent public Domain.
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