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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Crossrail appoints Arup/Atkins team to design Central London twin bore tunnels | Arup

Crossrail Ltd (CRL) has confirmed the appointment of an Arup/Atkins team to undertake one of the largest and most important elements of the Crossrail project – the detailed design of the major twin tunnels to be bored beneath Central London.

SOURCE: Arup – Crossrail appoints Arup/Atkins team to design Central London twin bore tunnels

How these men will honour the 7 July dead in this royal corner of London – guardian.co.uk

guardian.co.uk reports

“How these men will honour the 7 July dead in this royal corner of London
Designing a memorial to the 7 July bomb victims was never going to be easy, but Kevin Carmody and Andrew Groarke’s Hyde Park project is a fine balance of simplicity and power……”

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SOURCE: guardian.co.uk – How these men will honour the 7 July dead in this royal corner of London | Art and design | The Observer

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Competition set to breathe new life into London’s Docklands – British Waterways


British Waterways, in partnership with H20 Urban Ltd, has today announced the winners of a competition to remodel five historic Spits Barges to create an exceptional mixed use scheme in London’s Docklands.

The winning practices have been announced as:

• BACA – an award winning research led practice noted for their work around climate change and flooding, and;
• PCKO – also an award winning practice, noted for their work in creating attractive buildings that respect the environment and utilise innovative technology.

Both submissions impressed the judges with their ability to challenge traditional perceptions of waterspace design, whilst retaining continuity with the commercial past of the Barges and their surroundings.

SOURCE: British Waterways

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2009 RIBA Award Winners Announced – RIBA

“The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented across the country today with 103 buildings in the UK and Europe winning awards (97 in the UK and six in the rest of the EU).

The RIBA Award-winning buildings range from an Observatory at Kielder in Northumberland to the Liverpool One regeneration and retail masterplan, from a private house at Dungeness to Wexford Opera House in South East Ireland. Health centres, notably for Cancer, are well represented here as are retail buildings in their many forms, including John Lewis in Leicester and the Reiss and Monsoon headquarters in London. Seaside buildings and regeneration projects also feature in various guises. The architects whose work has been honoured this year range from small practices to large, international ones. There are also some multiple winners such as Allies and Morrison (4 awards), Hawkins/Brown (3 awards), BDP (3 awards), Niall Mclaughlin Architects (4 awards) and Penoyre & Prasad (3 awards)”

For all the full details of the winning projects and architects go to the
SOURCE: RIBA – 2009 RIBA Award Winners Announced

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