Issue No.113 // 16 December 2008
 
O2's Dublin debut
HOK Sport

HOK Sport and Buro Happold designed venue opens in Irish capital

Following the success of the internationally recognised O2 arena in London’s Greenwich, the structure’s sister project in Dublin opens today. Telecommunications and investment company O2 enlisted the help of top stadium designers HOK Sport and international multi-disciplinary engineers Buro Happold to create an equivalent venue in the Irish capital city. While the O2 arena in London’s canopy- form was an original design by Richard Rogers, refitted following its use as the Millennium Stadium by HOK SVE, the O2 in Dublin is an €80 million state-of-the-art renovation of the city’s historic Point Theatre. The ......more

St Petersburg turns Techno
HOK announce major new development to regenerate historic city: A major new master plan has been developed on the edge of St Petersburg aimed at regenerating the eastern fringes of the historic city. The master plan, created by HOK, covers 60......more

Steel in the sun?
Piercy Conner’s innovation for Indian apartments makes the unthinkable solar solution sustainable: In a region where in the height of summer temperatures can rise to 111°F, constructing a steel apartment block seems like insanity. But......more

Tavistock Place multi-faith centre regenerated
Lumen multi-faith church uses architecture and art for worship by all: Tavistock Place in London is famed for its Camden Town buzz, legendary bowling aisles and its proximity to some of the city's most famous nightclubs, but on July 7 2005 the street......more

Let the regeneration commence
Belgian architects rebuild Skanderbeg Square in Albania: A team of Belgian architects is set to start with the reconstruction of the Albanian capital Tirana’s most important square. Brussels-based architects 51N4E have recently won the competition for......more

Crossrail competitors announced
Twelve firms chosen for £15.9 billion transport initiative: Crossrail have announced the 12 firms who have secured Design Framework Agreements to competitively tender for Crossrail design work. The chosen firms will have the opportunity to......more

FARO design for sustainable community
Sustainable residence will provide community spirit as well as 'green' living: The city of Almere design competition for urban villas and a residential tower for the Cascade park has been won by FARO. The designs needed to fit within the ambition to......more

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