“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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A new publication aimed at raising awareness of false eco and ethical pledges within the landscaping industry
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].
Belfast Telegraph reports
“An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) on the draft regeneration plan for the west side of Belfast city centre has been launched by the Minister for Social Development.
Margaret Ritchie said the masterplan had the potential to deliver over 300 residential units, of which 20% will be affordable housing and 2,400 jobs in the office, retail, leisure, restaurant and hospitality sectors.”
[SOURCE: Belfasttelegraph.co.uk – Regeneration plan to boost Belfast – Business News, Business]
The Journal reports
“They design, they modify and they manage the world around us. Our cities, our waterways, our space. Two weeks ago the crème de la crème of landscape architects were recognized in the Landscape Institute’s biennial awards.
ECA publication Open Space: People Space, from the Open Space research centre was handed the prestigious research award for its unusual investigation into social interaction with the environment…..”
SOURCE: The Journal – National honours for ECA
“A MARINA, five hotels, hundreds of flats and a new home for The Royal Yacht Britannia all feature in the latest plans for the regeneration of Leith Docks.
Forth Ports has today released the first detailed plans of a £700 million scheme, which will herald the largest expansion of Edinburgh for hundreds of years.”
[SOURCE: Scotsman.com News – The £700m Quay to the future]