Harbour masterplan bid to boost town

December 7, 2008,AEDT

A MULTI-million-pound masterplan to revitalise Maryport harbour and the town has been launched. International firm DTZ, responsible for the transformation of Whitehaven harbour, has been employed to create a 10 to 20-year programme of development to help turn Maryport around. SOURCE: Times & Star. View Larger Map

New office development opens in Paris

December 6, 2008,AEDT

The first building within the Trapeze masterplan at Boulogne Billancourt, in the south-east of Paris – a seven-storey office development, designed by Foster + Partners – is now complete. The offices occupy a prime position within the mixed-use development and a transparent atrium maintains an important visual link between the | Read More

New transport system for Wales

December 4, 2008,AEDT

A plan for better transport links across Wales, through road and rail, has been mapped out by the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Economy and Transport. SOURCE: News Wales > Transport > New transport system for Wales.

Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design – The Guardian

December 3, 2008,AEDT

The Guardian reports “Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years. Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist | Read More

Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design – The Guardian

December 3, 2008,AEDT

The Guardian reports “Andres Duany flew in from America and yesterday unveiled a 64-point litany of mistakes made by British architects and planners over the last 50 years. Duany is one of the original designers of Poundbury, the prince’s new town in Dorset, and said the leading lights of modernist | Read More

Stockholm’s Revitalized Green City Center – Inhabitat

December 2, 2008,AEDT

Inhabitat reports on “A joint project between the Swedes at Nod Landscape Architects and Danes at BIG Architects is set to transform Slussen, Stockholm’s city center.” [SOURCE: Inhabitat » Stockholm’s Revitalized Green City Center]

Brighter future for former pit villages – JournalLive

December 1, 2008,AEDT

The Journal (Journallive.co.uk) reports “AMBITIOUS regeneration projects totalling more than £25m have been unveiled in a masterplan aimed at giving a cluster of former Northumberland coalfield villages a brighter future.” [SOURCE: Brighter future for former pit villages – JournalLive].

Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced

November 29, 2008,AEDT

Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Isi Metzstein have been named as joint winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education. [SOURCE: RIBA – Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced].

The Architecture Research Unit’s islands of possibility – Building Design

November 28, 2008,AEDT

Building Design reports on London Metropolitan University’s Architecture Research Unit has proposed one of three schemes chosen for the next stage in the development of South Korea’s enormous new reclaimed city of Saemangeum. to read more goto the [SOURCE: The Architecture Research Unit’s islands of possibility – Building Design].

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