Dubai skyline – Image Source: Flickr – robertpaulyoung
Trade Arabia reports
Over 400 projects worth more than $300 billion have been placed on hold or cancelled in the United Arab Emirates due to the global financial crisis, Dubai-based research firm Proleads Global said on Tuesday.
The construction sector in the UAE will stabilise this year and is expected to show signs of recovery in 2010…
read the full article at the SOURCE: Trade Arabia – UAE projects worth over $300 billion on hold
Parag Deulgaonkar of Emirates Business 24/7 reports
Limitless, the global master-development arm of Dubai World, has dropped the plan to go ahead with the Karachi Waterfront, a multibillion-dollar project in Pakistan, and is currently reviewing its project stream in light of the world economic crisis, a company spokesperson said.
SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Limitless drops Karachi Waterfront development
The Eurohypo Aktiengesellschaft of Frankfurt, Germany, and Topos – International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design are holding the International Urban Landscape Award (IULA) competition again this year in search of exemplary urban design projects for sustainable development in Germany or the United Kingdom. Taking place for the third time, the competition seeks to contribute towards sustainable ways of securing and advancing the quality of life and economic activity.
This time round, the prize is divided into two categories: Category A, which honours ground-breaking, newly-built or redeveloped urban architecture, and Category B, which recognises initiatives, concepts, designs or research projects in the field of sustainable urban development. Both categories come with a cash prize of €25,000.
Further information and the obligatory project form can be downloaded at www.topos.de
Closing Date: Entries must be received by 3 September 2009
Zahid Sardar, Chronicle Staff Writer interviews Andrea Cochran about her body of work and her new book
“I felt liberated in this climate to experiment with things I could not have done back East,” says the landscape architect, who arrived in San Francisco in the 1980s from New England.
To read the full interview go to SFgate: Andrea Cochran: Landscapes for our times
Andrea Cochran: Landscapes is printed by Princeton Architectural Press and available at Amazon.
The West Kowloon Cultural district was a design competition won by a team led by Foster & Partners was announced in February 2002. The winning design was shelved in 2006 over concerns of funding and development. Since then three advisory groups have been in charge of the project. EOI tenders were called in late 2008 for a Conceptual Plan and on Monday after reviewing the 40 submissions the below was announced by Hong Kong Government.
Cultural district concept consultants named
Three consultants – Foster + Partners Limited, Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Rocco Design Architects Limited – have been selected to help prepare the West Kowloon Cultural District concept plan. Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited has been named the project consultant.
Announcing this at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Consultation Panel second meeting today, Chief Secretary Henry Tang said the selection process was fair and open, but vigorous.
You can watch the design presentations by Lord Foster, Rem Koolhaas & Rocco Yim at West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
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