Shortlisted ideas for nuclear power station design have been unveiled

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Shortlisted Entry | Cumbria Water Park by Iteriad, Stephenson Halliday and Charles and Lily Jencks supported by Atkins Engineers

Earlier this year, in a World-first, NuGen invited designers from across the globe to come up with ideas for Europe’s largest nuclear power station.
The shortlisted schemes, for various buildings including a visitor centre and worker accommodation, are now available on the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) website: and on the Landscape Institute (LI)

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Reversing the fortunes of a London High Street | HASSELL

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The Croydon South End High Street regeneration was the first in a programme of projects being delivered by the London Borough of Croydon to renew and enhance key high streets in the area.

As one of the areas significantly impacted by the civic disorder in 2011, Croydon’s South End High Street was suffering from a vacancy rate almost double the nation’s average. Pedestrians gave way to busy traffic and the shop fronts, streetscapes and public spaces were in desperate need of repair.

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Senior City | Cortina d`Ampezzo, Italy | Alessandro Tessari, Matteo Bandiera, Gianluca Parcianello & Fausta Occhipinti

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The sense of identity of a place is its capability to develop through time without losing its own character and keeping its values, forms and traditions; the project of the new residence for senior citizens in Cortina comes from a deep reflection about particular state and place. On the one hand, the physical context of the proposal is a natural slope in the historic area of Chiave, in the North of Cortina, from where it is possible to glance towards a spectacular mountain landscape. On the other hand, the cultural and technological context formed on a basis of traditional constructional logic has modelled the aspect of Cortina throughout the centuries.

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City Hall Square | Viborg, Denmark | LIW planning

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Viborg’s central role in the history of Denmark is today reflected in the city’s historical core, which in its structure also appears as a classical medieval town. The new City Hall square is placed in a former barrack area on the edge of the historic centre, and the classic sense of the town square as the city’s central public space is thus blurred. The central question in this project is therefore how to create a contemporary, welcoming and relevant reinterpretation of the City Hall square in a new context.

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Carve creates challenging roller-coaster playground

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The Oosterpark, built in 1891, is part of the Amsterdam 19th century extension girdle, and is the first large public park that was realised by the municipality. Landscape architect Leonard Springer designed a classic English landscape style city park with monumental trees, meandering lines and a large water pond. Traditionally, the Oosterpark has been flanked by public functions like the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, university buildings and the Tropenmuseum – monumental buildings that are located in the northern zone but which ‘turn their back’ towards the park.
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Skeppsmyreparken | Stockholm, Sweden | LAND Arkitektur

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The park Skeppsmyreparken was built in the 30´s. Over the years, the park has become rundown and the trees are being outdated. In the new version of Skeppsmyreparken, a park with a classic character is established with tree plantings, open lawns and pathways of stone dust.

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The community-based reinvention of Teleki Square, Budapest

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Teleki Square is located in Budapest’s centre’s socially most diverse and colorful areas, in one of the city’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Following a successful EU tender for funding the renovation of the square, an inclusive community-based planning process was initiated that would result in what was once a barren, ill-reputed, crime-ridden and functionless space becoming a vital neighbourhood centre.

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