CONSTRUCTION UPDATE | Final Stage of the High Line

March 14, 2014,AEDT

The third and final stage(known as the Rail Yards) is currently under construction and the Friends of the High Line have told WLA via email that most of the High Line’s signature planking has been laid. The interim walkway (where the High Line curves north at the intersection of West 30th Street and | Read More

Matthew Urbanski Interview about BBP by PLACES

June 23, 2010,AEDT

PLACES has published a recent interview with Matthew Urbanski of MVVA about the design & construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The interview goes into detail about the materials used and some of the design elements. An interesting interview that gives good insight to the design and construction process. Read more | Read More

Queens Quay get go ahead – WEST 8

April 23, 2010,AEDT

The plan to redesign Queens Quay, the backbone of Toronto’s waterfront revitalization plans, finally has the go-ahead. The provincial government approved an environmental assessment yesterday for a pedestrian-friendly promenade. Construction of the first phase, an 800-metre section, should begin early next year. The plan involves cutting the lanes of traffic | Read More

The New Bund in Shanghai

April 19, 2010,AEDT

With only 12 days to the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai you have probably seen images of the new Expo site with its amazing pavilions. But there is more going on in Shanghai in the last 2-3 years than the construction of Expo. Last month the main promenade in Shanghai | Read More

KCAP wins Keqiao Water City competition in Shaoxing, China

April 6, 2010,AEDT

KCAP Architects & Planners has won the international competition to design a masterplan for Keqiao Water City in Shaoxing, China. The 45 ha site, which is currently occupied by redundant textile industry and residences, will be redeveloped for residential use with community functions and sport and commercial facilities in a | Read More

Cracknell appointed to SmartCity Malta

February 22, 2010,AEDT

Cracknell Landscape Architects based in the UAE, UK and Oman have been appointed the landscape architects for SmartCity Malta – ‘a premier ICT and media park, showcasing Malta to the world as the region’s new destination for high-tech industries…..With the Government of Malta as a partner, local, regional and international | Read More

Private vs Public Money for Parks

February 7, 2010,AEDT

New York Times recently published When Parks Must Rely on Private Money by DIANE CARDWELL concerning the struggles of cities to fund the construction and maintenance of parks throughout the USA. Many parks are funded through selling of land or revenues generated by carparks or taxes from new nearby developments | Read More

£1.5 billion contract awarded for regeneration of Elephant & Castle

December 1, 2009,AEDT

London Borough of Southwark announced that they have awarded the £1.5 billion (circa A$2.7 billion) regeneration of Elephant & Castle to Lend Lease. The project is one of the most significant schemes of its type in Europe, comprising over 300,000 square metres of new build, mixed-use development, together with major | Read More

Architects ask for CIP stimulus for design work

November 23, 2009,AEDT

Architects in Nevada are pleading for local and state governments to allocate capital improvement program(CIP) funds for design work that are needed to create and save jobs in the architecture and construction industry. Nevada has been heavily hit by the Global Financial Crisis as it is highly dependent on revenues | Read More

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