Issue No.309 // 02 November 2010
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China sets the record straight
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After breaking records for size, cost and attendance, the Shanghai World Expo comes to a close

After six months and an unprecedented 73million visitors, the Shanghai World Expo drew to a close at midnight on Sunday 31st October with a perfectly choreographed closing ceremony presided over by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. During its short lifespan the Expo broke multiple records, most notably for the number of visitors - smashing the previous record by 9million. The Shanghai World Expo 2010 also stole the title of most participating countries (246), largest site area (5.28 sq km) and most expensive Expo in history. On 16th October, the open-aired exhibition received the most visitors to enter an Expo park on a single day, with an extraordinary total of 1.03m......more

Change is inevitable
Jean Nouvel’s One New Change opens today: One of London’s most favoured cultural landmarks and regular hit with the tourist brigade, St Paul’s Cathedral, is today overshadowed by the official opening of a new neighbour – Jean Nouvel’s One New Change......more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opens
World’s largest indoor theme park opens today in Abu Dhabi at 7pm local time: Size is everything in Abu Dhabi as well we know, however at an incredible 700m end-to-end with 176,000 sq m of interior space, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is pushing the.......more

Snell Associates steal the show
Planning permission granted for Snell Associates' Garsington Opera Pavilion: After twenty-one years of operation in Garsington Manor, Garsington Opera - founded by the late music lover Leonard Ingrams and his wife Rosalind - is being transferred to a new......more

Ask and you shall receive...
Natural Science Center in Denmark nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award: The Natural Science Center - completed last winter by the Copenhagen-based practice Nord Architects - has been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Every two years, the......more

Fresh outlook for Kaohsiung
STL presents its unified concept for the Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Popular Music Center Competition: As part of a major investment and redevelopment project in Southern Taiwan, the Kaohsiung City Government recently hosted a competition for a Marine......more

Airs and graces
New images released of Zaha Hadid’s first completed project in England, the Evelyn Grace Academy: Fresh from her triumph at the RIBA Stirling Prize, Zaha Hadid has released stunning imagery of the Evelyn Grace Academy - her first completed project in......more

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