A New Cultural Center for Europe, Hermitage Amsterdam, to Open in June 2009 – MarketWatch

“AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Dec 11, 2008 – Beginning in June 2009, a major new European cultural destination, the greatly expanded Hermitage Amsterdam, will welcome visitors to its elegantly restored 17th-century building in the historic heart of Amsterdam. Renovated at a cost of some 40 million Euros (approximately $50 million), the building has been redesigned as a series of light-filled galleries by Dutch architects Hans van Heeswijk and Merkx + Girod.”

[SOURCE: MarketWatch – A New Cultural Center for Europe, Hermitage Amsterdam, to Open in June 2009]

SWA Group Project Awarded Prestigious 2008 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence

SWA Group project, Beijing Finance Street, was selected as one of five winning developments in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program. SWA projects have been honored with four ULI Awards for Excellence in the past three years (previous winning projects include Victoria Gardens, Hangzhou Hubin Redevelopment and Luohu Station). Earlier this year, Beijing Finance Street won the Business Week/Architectural Record China Award.

SOURCE: SWA

Archinect : Features : Beyond Organic – An interview with Landscape Architect David Font at Design Miami

Archinect features an interview with Landscape Architect David Font about his creation ‘Beyond Organic’ which was at Design Miami Click title to see the video


[Video SOURCE:  Archinect – David Font at Design Miami from Jacob Slevin on Vimeo.]

 [SOURCE: Archinect : Features : Beyond Organic - An interview with Landscape Architect David Font at Design Miami].

Marshalls release ‘Halt the Greenwash’ publication

Halt the Greenwash
A new publication aimed at raising awareness of false eco and ethical pledges within the landscaping industry

SOURCE: Marshalls

Crossrail announces Design Framework Agreements

“Crossrail today announced the 12 firms who have secured Design Framework Agreements. The chosen firms will have the opportunity to compete for packages of design work on the Crossrail project, including work on tunnels and shafts, stations, and railway systems.

Following an evaluation of all the received bids, the successful bidders are: Aedas Group Ltd, Atkins Ltd, BDP Ltd, Capita Symonds Ltd, Halcrow Group Ltd, Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd, Jacobs Engineering U.K. Ltd, Mott MacDonald Ltd, Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd, Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd, Scott Wilson Railways Ltd, and WSP UK Limited.”

[SOURCE: Crossrail].

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