Foster + Partners and Buro Happold joint venture to design four stations for Saudi Arabia’s new Haramain High-speed Railway

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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Top architects attack Prince Charles — again – Times Online

Times Online reports

“THE Prince of Wales has been criticised by some of the world’s leading architects for “using his privileged position” to intervene in the design of a controversial luxury development in one of the most attractive parts of London.”

SOURCE: Times Online – Top architects attack Prince Charles — again -

Bridge Vlaardingse Vaart officially opened – West 8

West 8 reports

“Saturday the 18th of April the new pedestrian bicycle bridge ‘The Twist’, designed by West 8 for the City of Vlaardingen, was officialy opened at the shores of the Vlaardingse Vaart in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. In February the iconic bridge was already installed at its final destination becoming an expressive sculpture that establishes the moment of ‘crossing’. Now people can also use the bridge to cross the Vlaardingse Vaart as it is a crucial link within the regional bicycle path network.”

   
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SOURCE: West 8 – Bridge Vlaardingse Vaart officially opened

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Amid Economic Turmoil, Landscape Architects See Opportunities – Business West

BusinessWest reports

Joseph Bednar interviews Richard Klein and Peter Wells of Berkshire Design Group on how
diversifying their clients, services and projects is helping them through the downturn.

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Arons en Gelauff architects wins design competition – Arch Daily

Arch Daily reports

“Amsterdam city planning councilman Maarten van Poelgeest announced the winner of the adaptive reuse design competition for the two former sewage treatment silos in Amsterdam’s Zeeburg district: the Annie MG Schmidt House.

Arons en Gelauff architects, landscape architect Rob Aben, and Janneke Hooymans (This is Jane-interior design).”

SOURCE: ArchDaily – Arons en Gelauff architects wins design competition: Annie MG Schmidt House

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