Project to create wetland habitat – BBC

October 21, 2009,AEDT

BBC NEWS reports Conservationists at the Skinflats RSPB sanctuary, near Falkirk, are preparing to allow sea water to flood the site. They hope to create saline pools and salt marshes, boosting the the number of birds and otters on the reserve. The £150,000 project is also designed to alleviate pressure | Read More

BDP to design new Telford & Wrekin Academy with Kier

October 20, 2009,AEDT

Working with its partner Kier Construction, BDP has won the commission to design the new Abraham Darby Sport & Learning Academy at Ironbridge in Telford, as part of the Telford BSF project. The design combines a 1050 place Academy, sponsored by the Haberdashers’ Livery Company, with a 420 place primary | Read More

Archial staff try to follow Alsop

October 19, 2009,AEDT

Building Design reports Will Alsop’s move to RMJM took on a new twist this week after it emerged that staff at his former firm Archial were looking to follow him, with at least one major client considering following suit. RMJM’s group finance director Declan Thompson revealed that former colleagues of | Read More

English Heritage unveils Stonehenge visitor centre designs

October 14, 2009,AEDT

English Heritage has unveiled the new plans for the Stonehenge visitor centre design. The design was created by Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) and according to English Hertiage website has been designed to be sensitive to its surroundings and to the significance of the monument. The placement and design of the | Read More

Irish Government publishes policy for the future of Architecture

October 9, 2009,AEDT

Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government(Ireland) on 8 October 2009 published the Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015 Towards a Sustainable Future: Delivering Quality within the Built Environment. At an event to launch the Policy in the Custom House, the Minister outlined his belief that | Read More

Will Alsop to take the reins at RMJM’s London studio

October 2, 2009,AEDT

Will Alsop OBE, one of Britain’s most renowned architects and winner of the coveted Stirling Prize, has announced that he is to create a studio called ‘Will Alsop at RMJM’ as part of the RMJM worldwide architectural firm. Will Alsop’s appointment completes the recent management reorganisation at RMJM’s base in | Read More

Video: Amsterdam Make-over 2040

September 16, 2009,AEDT

A video in various languages reviews the role of Amsterdam in the world and how it will exist in 2040. The video includes Richard Florida, Saskia Sassen, Zef Hemel, Adriaan Geuze (WEST 8), Merijn Oudenampsen. An interesting video although most of the video is not in English it is still | Read More

Southend Pier Head design contest winner unveiled

September 16, 2009,AEDT

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is delighted to announce the winner of Southend Pier Head design contest – renowned Swedish based landscape architecture firm White arkitekter. The company – which has also won awards for other maritime architecture projects throughout the world – clinched the top place with a design called ‘Sculpted | Read More

Ride the streets of London – Car Free

September 11, 2009,AEDT

Ever wanted to ride past Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and The Tower of London with your friends or family on a car free road?  Well September 20 getting your helmet and bike ready to cycle the streets of London car free as apart of the Mayor of London’s Skyride. The | Read More

Mayor announces 10 low carbon neighbourhoods in the capital

September 11, 2009,AEDT

Energy ‘doctors’ and loans for solar panels are among the green projects which will be pioneered in 10 ‘low carbon zones’ in the capital, the Mayor of London announced today. Speaking at the London Congress, a meeting of the Mayor of London and the capital’s 33 boroughs at the Guildhall, | Read More

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