West 8 announced
“Construction is moving along at both the Rees and Simcoe wavedecks. The wavedecks, which will open this summer, will provide unique gateways to the waterfront of Toronto and will create more publicly accessible spaces. Over the next few weeks, construction activities will include H-pile installation on the north wall at the Simcoe Slip and fish habitat installation at Rees Slip.
The two new wavedecks are part of a series of three. The first one, the Spadina wavedeck, was opened in September 2008. The wavedecks are part of the first phase of implementation of a strategic masterplan for the Toronto Central Waterfront prepared by West 8 + DTAH, see also:
[SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Construction is moving along at Rees and Simcoe]
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Courier Journal reports that
“Kulapat Yantrasast…..announced last week that his firm, wHY Architecture and Design, of
Culver City, Calif., will design the expansion of Speed Art Museum………..
Landscape has such a big potential in this scheme,” said Yantrasast. “We are looking at a big list (of landscape architects).” Spectacular merger of architecture and landscape characterizes another museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, where Yantrasast was project architect under his mentor, Pritzker Prize-winner Tadao Ando, from 1996 to 2002.
[SOURCE: Architect wants to help Speed visitors find their way around | courier-journal | The Courier-Journal]
London Development Authority announced
“The multiple award-winning landscape architects Latz + Partner have been appointed to lead a team to design a section of the Lea River Park. This is a major regeneration project to create a new continuous area of parkland and parks stretching from the River Thames through to the Olympic Park and beyond to the existing parkland to the north.”
[SOURCE: London Development Authority - Lea River Park implementation begins with Latz + Partner appointment]
Over 500 delegates and 60 industry experts will attend the Arabian World Construction Summit (AWCS) 2009 to discuss the changing face of the region’s construction industry in light of the global economic downturn.
To be held from 9-11 February at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE the summit will witness experts deliberating on key factors that will help the industry tide over the toughest crisis in more than 10 years.
Richard Thompson, Editor for MEED, said: “The construction industry in the region has enjoyed dynamic growth over the past few years but we have witnessed demand stagnating for the first time in a decade following the global economic situation. This is compounded by master developers placing projects on hold to focus more on riding out the current conditions and meeting tight deadlines for developments already underway.”
Key industry leaders who will lead panel discussions at AWCS 2009 will include Abdul Majeed Al Fahim, Chairman of Pearl Dubai, Ali H. Kolaghassi, Vice-President – Corporate Business Development with Saudi Oger, Sami Asad, Chief Operating Officer of Aldar Properties, and Mounir D. Haider, CEO of Sorouh Real Estate.
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