The Guardian reports that “London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, has shelved £3.5bn of transport schemes in the capital, including the Thames Gateway bridge, and announced a multibillion-pound cost-cutting drive.” –
SOURCE – The Guardian – Mayor shelves £3.5bn London transport plans
West 8 urban design & landscape architecture will receive the Bijhouwer Award for its exceptional and high quality design and implementation work in the areas of Garden Design and Landscape Architecture. The jury’s report stated that West 8 has been of significant importance to the development of the Dutch Landscape Architectural profession, since the practice was founded in 1987 by Adriaan Geuze.
West 8 has been awarded the prize for its unique contribution to developing the profession of Landscape Architecture. The Jury also recognized the important role West 8 has played in bringing the subject of Landscape Architecture to a comparable level to that of Architecture and Urban Design, within the public eye. In addition the award acknowledges the activities West 8 have contributed to, in the areas of urban development as well as West 8’s understanding, appreciation and protection of the Dutch landscape.
The prize will be awarded on the 7th of November by Eric Luiten, chairman of the foundation of NHBOS. Preceding the presentation of the Bijhouwer Prize a lecture will be given by Andre Dekker, artist of Observatorium Rotterdam.
The Bijhouwer Award is an initiative of the foundation of NHBOS, whose primary objective is to support Dutch Garden Designers and Landscape Architects. The prize, that comes with an award of € 25.000,-, is granted every two years. The primary criteria for spending the prize money is that it has to be spent on projects, activities or events which have a close relation to the work for which the prize was awarded. For more information see: www.nhbos.nl.
SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / West 8 receives Bijhouwer Award.
It’s been a long time coming – but the city council has finally written out its vision for the heart of Leeds.
SOURCE: Yorkshire Evening Post – Leeds city centre 2020 masterplan revealed – .
The Polish General Directorate of National Roads (GDDKiA) has appointed international consultancy Scott Wilson to manage and supervise the construction of 17km of the S7 Expressway road.
SOURCE: Scott Wilson Wins Major Road Contract in Poland.
DEVELOPERS have planted a grass roof on Cardiff’s new central library.
The sedum turf will help insulate the 55,000sq ft six-storey building in the winter and keep it cool in the summer.
read more @ WalesOnline – Greenroof for library
Virna Bussadori, president of the European Council of Spatial Planners, told The Irish Times that “green land shouldn’t be used for building houses everywhere” and the Government should be doing more to protect these areas.
read more @ the SOURCE: The Irish Times – Top European planner ‘astonished’ by rural housing sprawl