New Civil Engineer reports “The framework – which has an annual spend of over £15M – sees Hyder provide flood modelling expertise on river and coastal areas as well as regions susceptible to ground and surface water flooding of the type seen so dramatically in the last few years.”
[SOURCE: New Civil Engineer(nce.co.uk) – Hyder scoops £15M flood risk management deal]
guardian.co.uk reports “Perpetuity Group, a Leicester-based research and consultancy firm, studied schools in three neighbourhoods where there was some sort of physical blight near, but not inside, the grounds.”
SOURCE: guardian.co.uk – What cost a derelict landscape?
Building Design reports “Swiss practice is working with Shard developer on UK’s tallest residential development
Herzog & de Meuron is working with the developer behind the Shard, Sellar Property Group, on credit crunch-defying designs for the tallest residential development in the country”
[SOURCE: Building Design – Herzog & de Meuron plans London towers ]
The Landscape Institute is running a competition for
“Dover Esplanade design competition is a two-stage design competition to produce an innovative design for a significant section of harbour-side beach and public realm on Dover’s waterfront. The aim is to create a modern and attractive new seafront that will become a major attraction to visitors and residents of Dover alike.
The competition is being run by the Landscape Institute Competitions Office under the auspices of a partnership comprising Dover Harbour Board, Dover District Council, Kent County Council, SEEDA, and English Heritage.
The project is being funded jointly by SeaChange and the partnership. SeaChange is a government initiative led by CABE in partnership with Arts Council England, BIG Lottery, English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, and the Regional Development Agencies.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 23 January 2009
Contact Sabina Mohideen, firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the stage 1 brief.
[SOURCE: Landscape Institute: Dover Esplanade Design Competition]
SPIEGEL ONLINE reports “The financial crisis has led to the cancellation of spectacular construction projects in the previously booming metropolises of Dubai, Moscow and Abu Dhabi. Does the demise of overblown architecture spell an opportunity for sustainable building?”
read the full article @ the SOURCE: SPIEGEL ONLINE – Architecture’s Reality Check: Global Downturn Dooms Prestige Construction Projects
this is leicestershire.co.uk reports that the “Architecture found in Paris, Barcelona and London has been used by developers as inspiration for their vision of an eco-town.
The Leicester Mercury can exclusively reveal new artist’s impressions showing what Pennbury would look like if it is built.”
[SOURCE: thisisleicestershire.co.uk – Eco-town inspired by Paris and Barcelona].