Bridge Vlaardingse Vaart officially opened – West 8

West 8 reports

“Saturday the 18th of April the new pedestrian bicycle bridge ‘The Twist’, designed by West 8 for the City of Vlaardingen, was officialy opened at the shores of the Vlaardingse Vaart in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. In February the iconic bridge was already installed at its final destination becoming an expressive sculpture that establishes the moment of ‘crossing’. Now people can also use the bridge to cross the Vlaardingse Vaart as it is a crucial link within the regional bicycle path network.”

   
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SOURCE: West 8 – Bridge Vlaardingse Vaart officially opened

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Arons en Gelauff architects wins design competition – Arch Daily

Arch Daily reports

“Amsterdam city planning councilman Maarten van Poelgeest announced the winner of the adaptive reuse design competition for the two former sewage treatment silos in Amsterdam’s Zeeburg district: the Annie MG Schmidt House.

Arons en Gelauff architects, landscape architect Rob Aben, and Janneke Hooymans (This is Jane-interior design).”

SOURCE: ArchDaily – Arons en Gelauff architects wins design competition: Annie MG Schmidt House

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Pennine Lancashire Squared design winners announced » 24dash.com

24dash.com reports

“The first two winners have been announced in the Pennine Lancashire Squared architecture competition which aims to create six public ‘squares’.

Inspirational concept designs from Manchester-based Landscape Projects and from Civic Architects and Colour: Urban Design Ltd, for high profile public spaces in Accrington and Burnley respectively, have triumphed in the prestigious multi-site contest, commissioned by regeneration agency Elevate.”

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Croke Park architects win award – The Irish Times

The Irish Times reports

“The architectural practice of Gilroy McMahon was today awarded the highest honour in Irish architecture for its work on Croke Park Stadium.

President Mary McAleese today presented the firm with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Gold Medal, which has been awarded since 1934 to a building of exceptional merit.”

SOURCE: The Irish Times – Croke Park architects win award

Rankinfraser shortlisted for Antwerp competition – Scottish Architecture

Scottish Architecture reports

“Rankinfraser landscape architecture have been shortlisted to design a new public square in the centre of Edegem, a borough of Antwerp.

The Edinburgh based company will be working with Verne Architecten of Gent and competing with 4 other design teams from Belgium and The Netherlands.”

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Maidstone shortlist unveiled – PlanningResource

PlanningResource reports

“The Maidstone High Street open design competition, organised by RIBA, invited teams to submit initial ideas for the £4 million project.

Its first stage attracted 76 submissions for firms in the UK, Bulgaria, Ireland, France, Germany, Holland and the USA.

The shortlist comprises Conran and Partner, Douglas and King Architects, Letts Wheeler Architects, Terence O’Rourke and Townshend Landscape Architects.”

SOURCE: PlanningResource – Maidstone shortlist unveiled

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World-class educational legacy unveiled for Olympic Village – London 2012


The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and Lend Lease released new images today of a world-class education campus to be built within the Olympic Village.

The Olympic Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park and Stratford City sites, will accommodate athletes during the 2012 Games and will leave the legacy of thousands of new homes, parks, and community facilities after 2012. At the heart of the community facilities to be left in legacy will be Chobham Academy – a world-class new education campus. The Academy is scheduled to open in September 2013.

Chobham Academy has been designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (who designed the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Westminster Academy), and landscape designers Kinnear Landscape Architects. BAM are the preferred bidder for the construction contract for Chobham Academy.

SOURCE: London 2012

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