Shortlist announced – River Soar Footbridge Competition
The RIBA is delighted to announce the shortlist in the competition to design a new foot and cycle bridge crossing the River Soar in Leicester.
151 expressions of interest were received from all over the world including India, Australia, Iceland, Brazil and the USA. Six teams have now been shortlisted for the second stage design phase and those teams are:
– Allies and Morrison with Price and Myers
– Explorations Architecture, Paris with Buro Happold
– Knight Architects with Gifford Bridge Designers
– McDowell & Benedetti with Arup
– Moxon Architects with Arup
– Ramboll Whitbybird
James Sinclair of Leicester Regeneration Company said “We have been delighted by both the quantity and the quality of the submissions received, even though this has made the selection exercise a very exacting process. We now have an outstanding shortlist of design teams and look forward to seeing the results of their design development in the New Year”.
The shortlisted designs will be submitted in early February 2009 with final presentations held on 19 February 2009 in Leicester.
SOURCE: RIBA – River Soar Footbridge.
Architect’s Journal reports “RMJM Hillier – the North American division of RMJM – has announced that the company will now operate under the name RMJM.”
Scotsman.com reports that RMJM has appointed Eric Allan as the new European commercial director to drive its continuing growth.
[SOURCE: Architects Journal – RMJM Hillier renamed RMJM].
[SOURCE: Scotsman – RMJM reveals new director]
Landscape Institute(UK) reports
“The Government ratified the ELC in November 2006, it came into force on the 1 March 2007 and Defra, Natural England and English Heritage produced a Framework for Implementation in England in October 2007.
If you would like to register interest in participating in a workshop please use the following email: email@example.com. Workshops are scheduled for 13th and 28th January.”
read the full announcement @ the SOURCE: Landscape Insitute – European Landscape Convention.
“OMA’s proposed luxury new build and refurbishment scheme for the iconic Commonwealth Institute in Kensington has been unveiled.’
read the full article @ [SOURCE: First look at OMA’s Commonwealth Institute scheme – Building Design].
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London 2012 reports
“Martin Richman and Jason Bruges Studio, both based near to the Park, have been chosen for the first arts commission. They will develop ideas for a series of new bridges and underpasses being built on the Park.
Over 250 artists expressed an interest in the works and eight artists were shortlisted. They were asked to submit their initial artwork proposals for the bridges and underpasses commission.”
[SOURCE: News – Art in the Park – London 2012].