International architecture firm RMJM has been appointed as lead design consultants for the Deerfields project.
Mandated to review the architectural design of the entire development and responsible for the engineering delivery, RMJM will also work on implementing improvement changes to the facade, interiors, and landscape design of the mall.
SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Ground work begins at Deerfields Town Square in Abu Dhabi | MBI
Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic for the Los Angeles Times writes
Reporting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates — If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai’s gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up and down Sheikh Zayed Road, its high-rise spine……………….
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Dubai development may be down, but it’s not out
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Emirates Business 24/7 reports
“Saleh Construction is tipped to win the Dh200 million main contract for the first phase core and shell construction for Dubai Lifestyle City (DLC) next week, according to a senior official of the project…..
Tony Ashai is the architect, RNL did the master planning, La Casa is the main consultant and Khatib & Cracknell are the landscape architects.”
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Foster + Partners reports
Foster + Partners and Buro Happold joint venture has been appointed to design four stations along a new high speed railway line in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will link the cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah. The Haramain High-speed Railway (HHR) is a major infrastructure project, conceived to forge new social and economic links by dramatically cutting journey times between the cities in western Saudi Arabia and by providing a new transport option for many of the pilgrims making the journey to the religious cities of Makkah and Madinah.
SOURCE: Foster + Partners
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“…..high-profile set of municipal leaders will participate in the Mayors Panel of Global City 2009, the two-day international forum scheduled for April 7 – 8 at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi. The Global City 2009 conference, currently in its fourth edition, is taking place in the Middle East for the first time.”
[SOURCE: albawaba.com – Mayors and leaders from world’s leading cities to gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss future of urban living]
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Water feature specialist Crystal Fountains has secured the contract to design and build the water displays of the headquarters of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, Commercial Outdoor Design can reveal.
SOURCE: ConstructionWeekOnline.com – Crystal Fountains wins Masdar design contract
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“Some contractors and consultants have not been paid for up to six months, and large Dubai-affiliated developers owe billions of dollars, according to contractors, lawyers and executives…”
SOURCE: FT.com / Middle East – Dubai contractors face cash flow crisis
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