Libeskind wins $20 billion Seoul masterplan project – Building Design

May 22, 2009,AEDT

Building Design reports “Studio Daniel Libeskind has beaten Foster & Partners, Asympote and Skidmore Owings & Merrill to win an international competition to design a $20 billion masterplan for a new district in Seoul, South Korea.” SOURCE: Building Design – Libeskind wins $20 billion Seoul masterplan project

Gallery of Australian Design opens in Canberra

May 16, 2009,AEDT

A new gallery showcasing Australian Design has been opened in Canberra known as the Gallery of Australian Design. The Gallery is a partnership between National Museum of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Australian Institute of Architects,  and the University of Canberra. National President of the Australian Institute of | Read More

Indonesian dam warnings ignored –

March 31, 2009,AEDT The dam wall at Situ (Lake) Gintung south of Jakarta was breached early on Friday morning. Nirwono Yoga, the head of the Indonesia Landscape Architecture Study Group,….. warned of a calamity after conducting three surveys of Jakarta’s dams in 2005, 2007 and 2008. read the full article @ the | Read More

The Flowing Gardens of the World Horticultural Expo – Inhabitat

March 26, 2009,AEDT

Inhabitat reports “The World Horticultural Expo, slotted for 2011 and located in the city of Xi’an in China…….. the commission of designing the event’s masterplan was recently given to winning design team, Plasmastudio and Groundlab.” Read the full article with renders @ Inhabitat » The Flowing Gardens of the World | Read More

Auckland firm to design $3b bridge – NZ Herald News

March 1, 2009,AEDT

NZ Herald News reports “An Auckland engineering firm has won the contract to design a US$1.5 billion ($2.9 billion) Bangladesh bridge. Maunsell AECOM NZ Newmarket office scored the job for the Padma Bridge, which is to be Bangladesh’s largest and connect the south-west region with the country’s capital Dhaka.” [SOURCE: | Read More

Quake-hit panda reserve awaits Hong Kong aid – People’s Daily Online

February 10, 2009,AEDT

People’s Daily Online reports “Work to rebuild Sichuan province’s Wolong Nature Reserve, which was destroyed in the massive May 12 earthquake last year, is expected to start later this month after an aid program gets a nod from the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government. The | Read More

Master plan for development of PCB areas soon-The Times of India

January 24, 2009,AEDT

The Times of India  reports “A master plan for the development of infrastructure in the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) jurisdiction is in the offing. Board members are contemplating over forming a committee for studying infrastructure requirements of the cantonment with a view to develop the plan.” [SOURCE: The Times of | Read More

OMA of Netherlands to design Taipei Performing Arts Centre

January 24, 2009,AEDT – Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) beat 135 rivals from 24 countries on Thursday to win the contract to design a world-class performing arts centre in the Taiwan capital Taipei. [SOURCE: – OMA of Netherlands to design Taipei Performing Arts Centre]

Satellite to Monitor Global Greenhouse Gases Launched Successfully

January 23, 2009,AEDT

Efforts to tackle global warming received a boost today with the successful launch in Japan of a satellite to monitor greenhouse gases from space. The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite “IBUKI” (or “GOSAT” in its English-language acronym) is the first satellite to observe greenhouse gases and monitor changes in the effects | Read More

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