Bridge – A French firm has won the top prize for “unique architectural ideas” to develop three landmark areas in the proposed Thu Thiem New Urban Area in Ho Chi Minh City.
Deso Company was followed by Hagel Company (Switzerland) and Edaw Company (Hong Kong) in second and third places for designs to develop the center square, a riverside park, and a bridge over the Sai Gon River to District 7.
SOURCE: VietNamNet – French firm wins design contest for new HCMC urban area.
Landscape Institute Conferences
Housing, Land Use & Community
London 9 & 10 October 2008
The government has made a commitment to building three million new homes by 2020; the challenge of climate change and the demands on land for the provision of food, energy supply, leisure and housing are all at the top of the public agenda.
The Landscape Institute’s Annual Conference addresses the key issues facing landscape architects, planners, architects and policy makers.
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SOURCE: Landscape Institute Conferences – Housing, Land Use and Community.
Three 2012 Olympic Games venues could be ditched after the government ordered accountancy firm KPMG to carry out a ‘top-level’ review as to whether they give ‘value for money’
SOURCE: Architects Journal.co.uk – Three Olympic venues could be dropped.
Hong Kong now places far greater importance on greening the urban landscape and caring for landmark trees. Indeed, the collapsed century-old coral tree in Stanley that killed Chong Chung-yin, 19, was among the best tended in the city and was inspected as recently as last week. But landscape consultants and environmentalists reckon the tragedy stems partly from the government’s lack of a comprehensive tree management policy….
read more @ the SOURCE: SCMP.com – the online edition of South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s premier English-language newspaper.
Murase Associates will soon change the landscape of Oklahoma with its design of a 945-foot tower in downtown Oklahoma City.
Read more @ the SOURCE: Daily Journal of Commerce.
Jordan will host the Eco-Cities of the Mediterranean Forum 2008 scheduled to open on Oct. 18 with aims to tackle urban environmental issues and promote environment-friendly practices across the Mediterranean region, local daily The Jordan Times reported Wednesday.
SOURCE: Xinhua – Jordan initiates environmental forum to tackle urban challenges_