CABE slams London 2012 media centre designs – Builder and Engineer

Builder and Engineer reports

“The government’s architecture watchdog has criticised the ‘extremely weak’ design of the £355m media centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) said it was unable to support the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) proposed designs for the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre which are located on the edge of the Olympic Park.”

SOURCE:Builder and Engineer – CABE slams London 2012 media centre designs

CSLA holds Youtube competition to promote Landscape Architecture

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has launched a competition using Youtube to promote landscape architecture.

The creative competition is open anyone living in Canada who is over 18 years old.
A video must be less than 3 minutes and be submitted for entry by 31st July 2009.

Download the Competition Guidelines (PDF linked from CSLA)

SOURCE: CSLA

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PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANISERS – CANADIAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS WITH ANY QUESTIONS

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Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – Daily Wildcat

Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – News

The School of Landscape Architecture (University of Arizona) has created an innovative desert landscape that is both beautiful and sustainable.

The Underwood Family Sonoran Landscaping Lab is home to five different desert habitats as well as a pond that is supported completely by reclaimed water that serves as a home to the endangered fish the Gila chub, said Ron Stoltz, director of the School of Landscape Architecture.

SOURCE: Daily Wildcat – Innovative desert garden promotes sustainability – News

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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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Birmingham’s £6bn makeover – The Independent

The Independent reports

“Britain’s new architectural hot spot is Birmingham and it’s handing £6bn to a thundering horde of architects to prove it. First up, in a £193m scheme, Europe’s biggest library, care of the acclaimed Dutch designers Mecanoo.”

SOURCE: The IndependentBirmingham’s £6bn makeover 

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