Issue No.156 // 26 August 2008
Exemplar design scores legacy points...

Allies and Morrison scheme should provide inspiration for 2012 design

As the baton passed from Beijing to London this week, so the pressure on the 2012 Olympic organisers cranked up a gear. Their dilemma cast into sharp relief by the unveiled threats from the IOC that London must deliver an even better Games than China. This, set against the ODA's commitment to the UK taxpayers that the funds pouring into the three week event would have a lasting legacy for the UK’s capital clearly added to the tension. While the great and good were attending the Olympic handover in Beijing, so another handover was being ......more

Putting the soul back into Seoul
5 big names compete for $28 billion design: Five major architects have been shortlisted to redesign the business hub of South Korea’s capital city. Asymptote (with Hargreaves Associates), Foster + Partners, Jerde Partnership, Skidmore......more

Guangzhou going live
Latest images show TV and Sightseeing Tower is taking shape as topping off is imminent: As one sporting competition ends in China, another is set to take over and there is no time to let the dust settle before the 2010 Asian Games. The Guangzhou TV and......more

Plastic fantastic
Polymer technology used in one of London’s largest projects: The Walbrook construction is occupying 1.6 acres of land which will eventually become a mixed use office and retail development in London’s city centre. When complete, The Walbrook......more

RNL unveil four major Emirates projects
World-class urban developments to rise in UAE: Master plans by RNL for four communities where residents will live, work, and play have been revealed. The designs were showcased at the Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2008, an annual international real......more

First stages complete on beach residences
Tony Owen NDM complete phase 1 of the Bundeena Housing Project near Sydney: The project is a collection of 15 stylish beach houses set in a pristine bushland setting. The site itself is just back from the beach and has stunning views of Port Hacking......more

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