Fear of green building costs unfounded – Business 7

Business 7 reports

“Research conducted on behalf of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Scotland (RICS Scotland) has found green building design is not as costly as developers believe.”

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Foster + Partners unveils designs for new mixed-use community in Paris at MIPIM

Foster + Partners reports

Hermitage Plaza will create a new community to the east of La Défense, in Courbevoie, that extends down to the river Seine with cafés, shops and a sunny public plaza at its heart. Revealed by Foster + Partners at MIPIM in Cannes, the project incorporates two 323-metre-high buildings – the tallest mixed-use towers in Western Europe – which will establish a distinctive symbol for this new urban destination on the Paris skyline.

[SOURCE: Foster + Partners]

DSDHA wins Waterloo square competition – Building Design

Building Design reports

“DSDHA has won the competition to design a major new square on London’s South Bank.

The Waterloo City Square Scheme will see the roundabout circling the Waterloo Imax theatre and the streets around Waterloo Station given a badly-needed revamp, concentrating on rationalising the dark labyrinth of streets and subways around the station.”

SOURCE: Building Design – DSDHA wins Waterloo square competition

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International Design Competition for Park – Madrid Spain

The competition | Concurso Internacional Parque de Valdebebas

The aim of the competition is to secure the services of a multidisciplinary team that will plan and design a new urban park of approximately 80 hectares in Parque de Valdebebas. The design should resolve the transition between the urban area currently being developed and the adjacent forest park. Of utmost importance will be the proposed uses and their suitability for the scale and location of the park. To this end the winning design will need to make the most of the planning, landscape, environmental and social opportunities offered by the site.

More information go to the competition website

SOURCE: The competition | Concurso Internacional Parque de Valdebebas via AILA

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Glasgow superhotel receives planning permission – Scottish Architecture

Scottish Architecture reports

“Aedas, has received planning consent for its masterplan, architectural and landscape design for Bothwell Plaza, in Bothwell Street Glasgow.

The completed scheme is set to be be the tallest commercial building in Glasgow. The 60,000 square metre, 18-storey development will comprise a mixed-use scheme including office, retail and leisure space and a five-star, 320-bed hotel.”

[SOURCE: Scottish Architecture – Glasgow superhotel receives planning permission]

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