Issue No.157 // 02 September 2008
 
Venice divided...
Copyright SEBASTIANO CASELLATI/AFP/Getty Images) Protests as bridge is transported by barge

Official opening of Calatrava bridge stalled as tempers rise

Massimo Cacciari, The Mayor of Venice, announced with regret that there will be no official inauguration of Calatrava’s Quarto Ponte following a string of protests and rows over issues of accessibility and cost. Venice Council and Italian disability associations have been at odds over the inadequacy and incomplete status of disabled access to the bridge. The administration feared protests would interfere with the official state presidential inauguration by President Giorgio Napolitano and have decided to open the bridge with no official event once all works are completed. The original design by the Spanish......more

A shard of hope
South Korea’s new cultural tower designed to educate and unify: The concept for Cheongna City Tower in Incheon, South Korea, differs from other highrises in both purpose and message. Designed to emanate a sense of hope throughout the......more

For a limited time only...
Shanghai presents the world’s tallest building (in two of the CTBUH categories): Standing at 494m tall from sidewalk level to the tip, the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) in China falls short of the World’s Tallest Building title by 142m at the current......more

Up to scratch
Planet 3 Studios reiterates radical design expertise with daring addition to a Mumbai college campus: Taking forward the progressive education agenda of the institute, this significant new addition to the larger Vidyalankar campus is an......more

New riverside district for Russia
Volgopark Center mixed-use complex designed to bring life back to south Volgograd: Designed by Oncuoglu Architecture the planned Volgopark Centre in southern Volgograd, Russia, originates from the need to integrate the city with the surrounding......more

Design brings a historical union
The new City Hall building in Grave blends history and nature for a unified space: Designed by Erick van Egeraat, the new building for the City Hall in Grave, the Netherlands, has been created as a blend between historic and contemporary symbolism......more

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