Kolkata’s runway dreams

Business Standard reports “Even as private airport developers in Delhi and elsewhere struggle to find money for their projects, Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport has begun work on a Rs 1,942.51-crore modernisation exercise that will enhance its capacity five-fold to 24 million passengers per annum, and, allow the ultra-large A380 aircraft to land and take off from its tarmac. The time-frame for the first phase of the project is a little over two years.”

[SOURCE: Business Standard – Kolkata's runway dreams]

Design team chosen for transport interchange – Rochdale Online

Rochdale Online reports

“Rochdale’s new public transport hub came a step closer to reality this week after Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive announced the five-strong design team for the £11.5million project.

Aedas Architects and surveying firm Davis Langdon will join engineering and construction specialists Atkins, Jacobs and Marston and Grundy will design the Smith Street interchange on the River Roch.”

[SOURCE: Rochdale Online -Design team chosen for transport interchange].

North Wales’ first eco-friendly school opens – Daily Post North Wales

Daily Post North Wales reports “NORTH Wales’ first-ever green school opens its doors to more than 300 pupils on Anglesey today.

The relocated £3.7m Ysgol-y-Graig, which is built from sustainable timber, will generate its own electricity.”

[SOURCE: Daily Post North WalesNorth Wales' first eco-friendly school opens]

America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2009 :: DesignIntelligence

If you are looking to study landscape architecture in America in the future check out the latest guide from Design Intelligence

“For a decade, “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” from DesignIntelligence has been the definitive school ranking as determined by practitioners who employ design professionals.”

[SOURCE: DesignIntelligence – Just Published: America's Best Architecture and Design Schools 2009]

An Architect for the Next Generation, UCLA International Institute

“As chair of UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Hitoshi Abe has launched educational initiatives including a Laboratory for Cross-Cultural Studies.”

[SOURCE: UCLA International InstituteAn Architect for the Next Generation]

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