Berlin to get square to mark the fall of the Wall

November 10, 2009,AEDT

Recently SPIEGEL ONLINE reports that Sinai won the competition to design the new “Platz der 9. November 1989” (Nov. 9, 1989 Square). The square is to commemorate the day the Berlin Wall was opened when the first East German walked through | Read More

New carbon-negative cement wins Competition

November 10, 2009,AEDT

London Development Agency reports The London Development Agency (LDA) has congratulated a London company that has been recognised for its innovative and environmentally-friendly approach to construction. The company was recognised for its potential contribution to the engineering and construction industries | Read More

Burning issue of Spain’s wetlands

November 10, 2009,AEDT

Aljazeera.net reports The European Union is asking Spain why one of its precious wetland reserves has been allowed to dry up so much that the peat which lies beneath the surface is on fire. Ecologists blame the mismanagement of water | Read More

Atkins set to poach talent from design-led practices

November 9, 2009,AEDT

Glasgow – Image via Wikipedia Building Design reports The country’s biggest employer of architects has set its sights on wresting design-led work away from “complacent” signature practices by recruiting more creative designers…….. A team led by Atkins recently beat five others, | Read More

Boom in design review prompts new guidance

November 5, 2009,AEDT

The number of design review panels has more than doubled in the last five years, so that now almost every local authority has access to high quality independent design advice. Over 80 panels are up and running across England. New | Read More

Need for green farming schemes in England

November 4, 2009,AEDT

Natural England has published a report titled “Agri-environment schemes in England 2009: A review of results and effectiveness”, the report draws on research from the entire 22-year history of the schemes and analyses the impact they have made on England’s | Read More

New Oxford Circus opens in London

November 3, 2009,AEDT

Europe’s busiest diagonal crossing was unveiled today by London Mayor Boris Johnson following a £5million makeover which has seen Oxford Circus get the X factor. For the first time ever shoppers will be able to cross the busy intersection diagonally | Read More

Scotland’s flowers under threat

November 2, 2009,AEDT

BBC NEWS reports One in four species of wild flower in Scotland is under threat according to the campaign group Plantlife Scotland.Among those flowers most at risk are the corn marigold, heath cudweed, and the lesser butterfly orchid.The group said | Read More

Vectorworks gets European versions

November 2, 2009,AEDT

Nemetschek North America announced recently that they have released a European versions of Vectorworks 2010 software and are now available in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. “Our localized version is developed by Nemetschek North | Read More

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