‘Best possible’ team for plan – Carrickfergus Today

Carrickfergus Today reports

“THE architects appointed to draw up Carrick’s masterplan played a key role in the regeneration of Belfast’s Laganside area.
The Paul Hogarth Company was involved in the redevelopment of five kilometres of waterfront between the harbour and Stranmillis, as well as the Cathedral Quarter, the oldest part of the city.

Investment of £15 million in the area’s public spaces, including the £4 million Custom House Square, winner of a Principal Civic Trust Award in 2006, followed production of the masterplan.”

SOURCE: Carrickfergus Today – ‘Best possible’ team for plan

Zeidler Partnership Architects to design Camrose Performing Arts Centre – canadian architect

canadianarchitect.com reports

“Zeidler Partnership Architects has been selected to design the University of Alberta’s Performing Arts Centre at the Augustana campus in Camrose. The facility, to cost an estimated $22 million, will provide performing space for local arts groups, schools and touring groups, as well as for the University. It is slated for completion in late 2010.
Zeidler’s Victoria office will act as landscape architects.”

SOURCE: canadianarchitect.com – Canadian Architect – 2/18/2009

Market Square Makeover Plans Unveiled – msnbc.com

msnbc.com reports

“PITTSBURGH – In an effort to attract more visitors and businesses to Pittsburgh’s Market Square, the city is planning a makeover for the gathering spot.”

SOURCE: msnbc.com – Market Square Makeover Plans Unveiled

Land preserved in Transylvania County – BlueRidgeNow.com

 BlueRidgeNow.com reports

“A rare natural community in Transylvania County, well-known to naturalists, biologists and conservationists throughout North Carolina, has been permanently protected through the efforts of the landowners and a local land trust, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy…..”

SOURCE: Land preserved in Transylvania County | BlueRidgeNow.com | Times-News Online

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Chicago’s Olympic plan puts scenic South Side Park in peril — chicagotribune.com

chicagotribune.com reports

“Besides its disappointing (but still salvageable) plan for an Olympic Village, Chicago’s 2016 bid book raises another major design issue: Will the Games mar or upgrade Washington Park, the South Side park planned in 1871 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same pair that produced New York City’s masterful Central Park?

That question has gained a new intensity because the city’s Olympic organizers don’t just want to put the temporary, 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium in Washington Park, as they first announced in 2006. Now they are proposing to put the Olympic aquatics center there as well.”

SOURCE: chicagotribune.com – Chicago’s Olympic plan puts scenic South Side Park in peril

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