Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced

Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Isi Metzstein have been named as joint winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education.

[SOURCE: RIBA – Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced].

Emaar launches ERP system to optimize project management – Saudi Gazette

Saudi Gazette reports
“Emaar Middle East, the business subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC focused on various Middle East projects, has launched an advanced Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to streamline project management and overall growth.”

[SOURCE: Saudi Gazette – Emaar launches ERP system to optimize project management].

Defying the downturn, city builds even higher – Shanghai Daily

Three months after opening the world’s second-tallest skyscraper, Shanghai is about to start construction of an even taller building – in the face of an economic slowdown and falling property prices.

Construction on the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, expected to cost 14.8 billion yuan (US$2.17 billion), will begin in Pudong’s Lujiazui financial district tomorrow, developers said yesterday.

[SOURCE: Shanghai Daily – Defying the downturn, city builds even higher]

The Architecture Research Unit’s islands of possibility – Building Design

Building Design reports on London Metropolitan University’s Architecture Research Unit has proposed one of three schemes chosen for the next stage in the development of South Korea’s enormous new reclaimed city of Saemangeum.

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Mega-bridge ready to roll – The Standard(HK)

The Standard(HK) reports that “Tenders for the design of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be invited on Monday, kick-starting the HK$40 billion project to be bankrolled by the three governments and topped up by bank loans.

The project is among the 10 top infrastructure works which Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen wants to activate to create thousands of jobs during the financial crisis.

Hong Kong will pay 50.2 percent of the project, Guangdong 35.1 percent and Macau 14.7 percent.”

[SOURCE: The Standard – Hong Kong’s First FREE English Newspaper].

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