Issue No.305 // 05 October 2010
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First images of 'Ground Zero Mosque'
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Park51 project takes a giant step forward with new renderings from Soma Architects

Developer Sharif el-Gamal is yet to officially appoint an architect for the Park51 project and already the structure has had its identity defined for it by an ever-growing cluster of extremists and activists. Dubbed the ‘Ground Zero Mosque', the project has barely made it out of the media spotlight since its inception in 2009. It is imperative at this point to note that Park51 is neither a mosque nor is it planned to be constructed at Ground Zero but two blocks away; controversially however, designers behind the newly released images Soma Architects have the renderings listed on their website under the location ‘Ground Zero'. On ABC's ‘This Week', wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf - whose involvement in the project has brought about much fiery debate - reported that both she and her......more

Shortlist for V&A Dundee
Six new designs have been released from shortlisted firms competing for V&A Dundee: V&A at Dundee - Making it Happen is new exhibition in the library of Abertay University in Dundee featuring six ambitious designs from international practices......more

A green oasis
cheungvogl experiment with green-wall gallery-style car park in heart of Tokyo: Land is scarce in the inner city of Tokyo, and restful green spaces few and far between. As such, architects and designers are forced to push the boundaries of design in......more

A real Gem in the Dominican Republic
HKS designs four-resort luxury hotel complex on picturesque coastline of Cap Cana: HKS, Inc. was selected to design the $400m resort ‘Gems of Cap Cana', along the coastline of Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. The project will be comprised of a four......more

All at sea
Coastal residence in Japan built with a single purpose in mind...: EASTERN Design Office has just completed a rather unusual residential project on a Japanese coastal plot in Mie Prefecture. Approached by an elderly client, the practice was challenge.....more

A balancing act
HKS design Zhangjiang Crowne Plaza Hotel in Shanghai on concept of balance: HKS Hill Glazier Studio has been selected to design the 300-room Zhangjiang Crown Plaza Hotel in Shanghai. Located in the Zhangjiang High Tech Park, the hotel features a grand lobby......more

A gift from the gods
Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens prepares for official opening in November: The 18,000 sq m Onassis Cultural Centre designed by AS Architecture-Studio for The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation is preparing for a grand opening in November.....more

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