Building Design reports
“DSDHA has won the competition to design a major new square on London’s South Bank.
The Waterloo City Square Scheme will see the roundabout circling the Waterloo Imax theatre and the streets around Waterloo Station given a badly-needed revamp, concentrating on rationalising the dark labyrinth of streets and subways around the station.”
SOURCE: Building Design – DSDHA wins Waterloo square competition
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The competition | Concurso Internacional Parque de Valdebebas
The aim of the competition is to secure the services of a multidisciplinary team that will plan and design a new urban park of approximately 80 hectares in Parque de Valdebebas. The design should resolve the transition between the urban area currently being developed and the adjacent forest park. Of utmost importance will be the proposed uses and their suitability for the scale and location of the park. To this end the winning design will need to make the most of the planning, landscape, environmental and social opportunities offered by the site.
More information go to the competition website
SOURCE: The competition | Concurso Internacional Parque de Valdebebas via AILA
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Scottish Architecture reports
“Aedas, has received planning consent for its masterplan, architectural and landscape design for Bothwell Plaza, in Bothwell Street Glasgow.
The completed scheme is set to be be the tallest commercial building in Glasgow. The 60,000 square metre, 18-storey development will comprise a mixed-use scheme including office, retail and leisure space and a five-star, 320-bed hotel.”
[SOURCE: Scottish Architecture – Glasgow superhotel receives planning permission]
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“A garden design by Capability Brown, one of England’s greatest gardening architects, is to be brought to life after remaining hidden for 250 years.
The sketch, believed to be Brown’s first garden plan, covers around 100 acres of rolling Northumberland countryside close to where he was born in 1716.”
SOURCE:Telegraph – Capability Brown’s first garden plan to be brought to life after 250 years
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Building Design reports
“Make could be forced to alter plans for the redevelopment of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club amid claims that the planned demolition of listed buildings on the site would be “very difficult to justify” under planning rules.
Tottenham Hotspur announced last November that Make, alongside landscape architect Martha Schwartz, would masterplan the 8ha site, while KSS designs the stadium.”
SOURCE: Building Design – Make under pressure to alter Tottenham masterplan
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Evening Times reports
“ON February 19, Princess Anne will officially open North Glasgow College’s eyecatching new building in Springburn. Evening Times writer ANN FOTHERINGHAM was treated to a sneak preview before its unveiling next month . . .The impressive £42million landmark building, designed by RMJM Architects, is just across the road from the old college, but they are light years apart in terms of design and facilities.”
SOURCE: Evening Times – Its A Dream Come True
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]