Square revamp opponents are ‘prejudiced’ – Lancashire Evening Post

Lancashire Evening Post reports

“The opponents of the £3m Winckley Square redevelopment are “prejudiced against any change whatsoever,” the architect behind the plans said today.

Landscape architect Catherine Mitchell has spent more than a year perfecting the revamp of the Preston square after her firm won an international design competition to breathe new life into it……”

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UK’s largest eco-village gets go ahead | News | Architects Journal

Architects Journal reports

“HTA Architects has received planning permission to build 195 zero carbon homes as part of the Hanham Hall development in South Gloucestershire

The development, which is being backed by Barratt Developments and the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), will be the UK’s first to be built to Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.”

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Adept Architects beat Foster’s to design new Swedish settlement – Building Design

Building Design reports

“Danish practices Adept Architects and Schonherr Landscape have beaten Foster and Partners to win a competition to design a new settlement on a 100ha site in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Other shortlisted entrants to the H+ planning competition were Sweden’s White Architects, KCAP Architects and Planners from the Netherlands and Space Group from Norway.”

SOURCE: Building Design – Adept Architects beat Foster’s to design new Swedish settlement

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Rolex Learning Centre At EPFL, By SANAA – Video – Wallpaper* Magazine

Wallpaper* Magazine reports

“Scheduled for completion this summer, wallpaper.com go on site of Japanese office SANAA’s huge and ambitious Rolex Learning Centre at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The size of two football pitches the complex has been described as a ‘constructed landscape’ and includes libraries, multi-media centres, cafés and research spaces.”


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Architects may complain to Brussels over design contest – The Irish Times

The Irish Times reports

“THE ROYAL Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is considering a formal complaint to the European Commission over rules set by the ESB for an architectural competition to redevelop its headquarters on Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Street. The RIAI maintains that criteria for entering the competition, such as that practices had to have an annual turnover exceeding €2.5 million, were “unneccessarily exclusionary”……”

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