Issue No.167 // 11 November 2008
 
Holl wins in Copenhagen...

Design combines the esthetical, the functional and the business minded

US based Steven Holl Architects have won the international design competition "The LM Project". With a program that connects office towers and civic spaces with a public walkway 65 meters above the harbor, the new design is intended to form an iconic landmark for Copenhagen's waterfront. The competition was organized by CPH City and Port Development and ATP Ejendomme; the CEO's for both companies were among the jury members selecting the winner. The Chairman of the Jury.... more

Haiti School Collapse – Latest
The horrific school collapse in Haiti last Friday will have sent shivers down the spine of every architect, so what happened? As usual in these circumstances facts are scarce and no official information has been made available but reports...... more

Fourth phase of Riverside Park South completes
The fourth phase of a multi-phase project to design Riverside Park South, New York City’s largest new greensward on the West Side, recently completed. The park, which has been under construction over the past decade and will have 29 acres when...... more

World’s first graphic design museum opens in Breda
Breda’s Graphic Design Museum, which opened in June, is claimed to be the world’s first museum devoted to graphic design and a long overdue one for design diehards. Thus the project has drawn much curiosity, for — at the risk of sounding like a bad...... more

Old to new transition for Budapest City Hall
Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has won the international competition to design the City Hall in the centre of Budapest. From a field of 18 participants, an international professional jury selected his proposal, which combines restoration of the...... more

New plans for London 2012 Olympic Park revealed
Wildlife – not just sporting fans – will benefit from the London 2012 Olympic Games, with the London 2012 Olympic Park, according to new plans revealed by the Olympic Delivery Authority today. The Olympic Park is located in the Lower Lea Valley of...... more

Birmingham’s City Park Gate gets the go ahead
Planning consent has been granted for the first phase of City Park Gate, a mixed use brown field urban regeneration scheme in Birmingham’s city centre for client Quintain Estates and Development plc. Engineering consultancy Buro Happ...... more

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