OKRA landscape architects have won the prestigious “International Urban Design Competition for Wellesley Road and Park Lane in Croydon” in London. Lead consultant OKRA participates in this project with Urhahn Urban Design, Peter Brett Associates, Karakusevic Carson Architects and Soundings. The ambition for Croydon is to transform the area, which counts 350.000 inhabitants, into London’s “third city”, complementary to Westminster and the City of London. The transformation of Wellesley Road and Park Lane, the central axis in Croydon, is one of the key projects in Croydon. The assignment is to create a vibrant centre of the monstrous main infrastructure that nowadays divides the centre in two parts.
SOURCE: OKRA and Building Design
For more information and the other competition entries including Field Operations, Edward Cullinan Architects and Hawkins Brown, go to City of Croydon Competition Page
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IMAGE SOURCE: Mayor of London
Mayor of London
The fourth anniversary of the 7th July bombings, which killed 52 people in the capital, will be marked today with the dedication of the London Bombing Memorial in Hyde Park.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join the TRH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prime Minister to meet the families of the victims of the bombings and representatives of the emergency services and will attend the dedication ceremony.
During the ceremony the names of all those killed in the bombings will be read out and followed by a minutes silence.
SOURCE: Mayor of London
Financial Times reports
Designed by Carmody Groarke, the London architects, in collaboration with the victims’ families and in consultation with Anthony Gormley, the artist, the memorial which works both as a single sculptural group and as a marker to each of the 52 people who were killed. The architects say it captures “the notion of the singular and the collective loss”.
SOURCE: Financial Times Memorial for 7/7 victims opened
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Architects Journal reports
The architects shortlisted in the prestigious King’s Cross Square contest remain unbriefed about the project – six months after being selected
Despite being named as finalists for the 7,000m2 project outside the central London station in January, the six firms have yet to receive any further details of the scheme.
SOURCE: Architects Journal – King’s Cross Square contenders in the dark | News |
Shortlist for the project includes Stanton Williams, Gehl Architects, Field Operations, Martha Schwartz Partners, Gustafson Porter, Gross.MaxTechnorati
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Crossrail Ltd (CRL) has confirmed the appointment of an Arup/Atkins team to undertake one of the largest and most important elements of the Crossrail project – the detailed design of the major twin tunnels to be bored beneath Central London.
SOURCE: Arup – Crossrail appoints Arup/Atkins team to design Central London twin bore tunnels