International Urban Landscape Award (IULA) Competition

July 24, 2009,AEDT

The Eurohypo Aktiengesellschaft of Frankfurt, Germany, and Topos – International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design are holding the International Urban Landscape Award (IULA) competition again this year in search of exemplary urban design projects for sustainable development in Germany or the United Kingdom. Taking place for the third | Read More

Stirling Prize 2009 Shortlist Announced – RIBA

July 23, 2009,AEDT

The Shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 has been announced. The six shortlisted schemes listed below were chosen from a midlist of 22 RIBA Award 2009 winners. The RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize 2009 Dinner on 17 October 2009 at Old | Read More

Bovis wins £35m maritime museum extension job – Building

July 23, 2009,AEDT

Building.co.uk reports Construction of Sammy Ofer wing, named after shipping magnate who donated money for the project, is due to start in August Bovis Lend Lease has won the £35m contract to build a new wing for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Construction work on the Sammy Ofer wing | Read More

Town awards contract for downtown study

July 21, 2009,AEDT

novanewsnow.com reports Yarmouth town council has awarded the tender for its downtown revitalization plan. Ekistics Planning and Design, a Halifax-based firm, won the contract to perform the study. The project, which is expected to cost about $45,000 and be completed by October, was aided by news that the town received | Read More

The National Stadium Beijing wins RIBA Lubetkin Prize 2009

July 20, 2009,AEDT

The RIBA Lubetkin Prize 2009 winner is The National Stadium Beijing by Herzog & de Meuron with China Architectural Design & Research Group and Arup Sport for National Stadium Company. The National Stadium in Beijing – nicknamed ‘the bird’s nest’ – by Herzog & de Meuron, with the China Architectural | Read More

Dutch success in London – OKRA wins Croydon Competition

July 15, 2009,AEDT

OKRA landscape architects have won the prestigious “International Urban Design Competition for Wellesley Road and Park Lane in Croydon” in London. Lead consultant OKRA participates in this project with Urhahn Urban Design, Peter Brett Associates, Karakusevic Carson Architects and Soundings. The ambition for Croydon is to transform the area, which | Read More

Ecotowns to get go-ahead despite local opposition – guardian.co.uk

July 13, 2009,AEDT

The Guardian reports An abandoned Norfolk airfield and a cluster of Cornish china claypit villages are to become the first of a controversial new breed of “ecotowns”, offering thousands of new homes built within a cutting-edge eco-friendly community. The decision will be a blow to villagers who have campaigned against | Read More

£30m revamp for Redcar seafront

July 8, 2009,AEDT

FOLLOWING an international design competition, one of the region’s most ambitious seafront regeneration plans was unveiled today (3 July) which will transform Redcar seafront and create the first-ever 80ft ‘vertical pier’ on this stretch of coast. A total of £30m is planned to be invested in the seafront defences and | Read More

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