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Kleihues + Kleihues win Wertheim Design competition at Leipziger Platz in Berlin

The jury unanimously declares the firm Kleihues + Kleihues to be the winner of the urban design competition. In addition to this evaluation by the jury, the following recommendation is made as regards the further work on the design:

The objective is to guarantee that, to the greatest degree possible, people will enjoy spending time in the area demarcated by the frontage of the Bundesrat building, Vossstrasse and Leipziger Strasse, and this also during bad weather. This means that the task of the institutions involved in further planning the site consists of realizing these planning objectives to the greatest degree possible. In this context, it is to be investigated whether covering the area with a filigree glass roof, or by other means, will be suitable for achieving these planning objectives without destroying the public nature of the road area.

In addition, it is to be ensured that along this axis, the set-off distances between the residential towers is increased significantly and that the entrances to the apartment buildings in the publicly accessible area are given a premium design to represent their top-quality address.

The jury advises the initiator of this competition to follow up on this recommendation by the jury and award a contract to Kleihues + Kleihues to work on a qualified master plan.

Source: ORCO Germany – Press Release

Innovative program to encourage more graduates to enter the architectural profession

RMJM, an international architecture firm with U.S. headquarters in New York City, and Harvard University Graduate School of Design will announce today the launch of a $2 million program aimed at tackling a global shortage of architects. The
announcement will occur at 6:30 p.m. in Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Boston, MA.

RMJM’s $1.5 million donation, matched by another $500,000 from the Harvard GSD, establishes the “RMJM Program for Research and Education in Integrated Design Practice,” which aims to stem a “brain drain” in the design and construction industry. It is the largest cash donation received by the GSD since a donation from The Aga Khan in 1999.

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Innovative program to encourage more graduates to enter the architectural

RMJM, an international architecture firm with U.S. headquarters in New York City, and Harvard University Graduate School of Design will announce today the launch of a $2 million program aimed at tackling a global shortage of architects. The
announcement will occur at 6:30 p.m. in Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Boston, MA.

RMJM’s $1.5 million donation, matched by another $500,000 from the Harvard GSD, establishes the “RMJM Program for Research and Education in Integrated Design Practice,” which aims to stem a “brain drain” in the design and construction industry. It is the largest cash donation received by the GSD since a donation from The Aga Khan in 1999.

Source: PR Newswire – news distribution, targeting and monitoring.

Cornelia Oberlander lecture – Palm Springs

Landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander lectures on “Aesthetics and Sustainability” at 7 p.m. Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs. $5 to $10. (760) 322-4800. SATURDAY 15th

HCMC new urban area announces design contest

Thu Thiem New Urban Area’s management has announced that an international contest to design infrastructure for this Ho Chi Minh City suburb will be launched next Monday.

Organized by the city People’s Committee, the competition solicits designs for the area’s central square, a riverside park, and a bridge for walkers.

From preliminary entries, the judges will select six outstanding designs and provide US$20,000 to each designer.

The final winners are expected to be announced in August.

The top entry will get a cash award of $50,000 and the right to negotiate a contract to execute the project.

The next two designs will get $30,000 and $15,000.

The US-owned Sasaki Associates Company is acting as consultant for the contest.

Interested companies can send an email to bqlttqh@hcm.vnn.vn or thuthiemica@gmail.com for more information.

The 657-hectare township in the Thu Thiem Peninsula in District 2 was approved last year at a cost of $10 billion.

Upon completion in 2025, it will have residential areas, financial and commercial centers, an international exhibition and convention complex, and other facilities.