“The Maidstone High Street open design competition, organised by RIBA, invited teams to submit initial ideas for the £4 million project.
Its first stage attracted 76 submissions for firms in the UK, Bulgaria, Ireland, France, Germany, Holland and the USA.
The shortlist comprises Conran and Partner, Douglas and King Architects, Letts Wheeler Architects, Terence O’Rourke and Townshend Landscape Architects.”
SOURCE: PlanningResource – Maidstone shortlist unveiled
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The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and Lend Lease released new images today of a world-class education campus to be built within the Olympic Village.
The Olympic Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park and Stratford City sites, will accommodate athletes during the 2012 Games and will leave the legacy of thousands of new homes, parks, and community facilities after 2012. At the heart of the community facilities to be left in legacy will be Chobham Academy – a world-class new education campus. The Academy is scheduled to open in September 2013.
Chobham Academy has been designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (who designed the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Westminster Academy), and landscape designers Kinnear Landscape Architects. BAM are the preferred bidder for the construction contract for Chobham Academy.
SOURCE: London 2012
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WNYC (New York Public Radio Station) and its Culture section on its website has recently given video cameras to some of New York leading architects including Stephen Cassell, Liz Diller, Hugh Hardy and Michael Van Valkenburgh.
Watch the great video from Michael Van Valkenburgh of the Brooklyn Bridge Park
SOURCE: WNYC – Cityscapes
The sold-out Ecological Urbanism conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design opened on April 3 and will continue until today April 5.
Speakers at the conference include Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Pierre Bélanger(U Toronto), Michelle Addington (Yale), Homi Bhabha (Harvard), Mohsen Mostafavi, Chris Reed (Stoss).
Go to the Conference Website for more about the speakers and events during the conference.
For a students perspective of the event go to blog GSD:Ecological Urbanism
For a live blog of Koolhaas presentation goto Archinect
During the presentations goto the live feed
Digital City reports
“A recent chapter in urban gardening starts in Detroit, Mich. with Hantz Farms whose plan is to be the world’s largest urban farm.The first part of the plan seeks to utilize vacant land and abandoned properties in Detroit’s lower east side, adding up to over 70 acres.”
SOURCE: Digital City – Urban Farms, a Growing Trend
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