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 river Seine on one side and a new park on the other.
[SOURCE: Foster + Partners]
Building.co.uk reports that “Architect McDowell + Benedetti has won the competition to masterplan a former JCB site in Staffordshire.”
SOURCE: Building.co.uk – McDowell + Benedetti wins 9ha Uttoxeter masterplan scheme
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.
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 architecture including Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Peter Eisenman were “increasingly irrelevant”.”
SOURCE: The Guardian – Architect slams ‘dismal’ UK design