Issue No.311 // 16 November 2010
 
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WAN visits Ken Shuttleworth's latest creation

On 29th October, Telegraph writer Nick Britten penned an article which drew ties between the forward facing city of Abu Dhabi and its somewhat unlikely counterpart of Birmingham, UK. Last Friday WAN was invited for a guided tour of the recently completed statement building The Cube, an ambitious mixed use facility regarded as an extension to Associated Architects’ prosperous redevelopment of The Mailbox in 2000. As you track your way through the residential and industrial side-streets on its boundaries, the shimmering Cube peeks at you through slithers of light between middle of the range apartment blocks and newly constructed high street retailers. Alternatively.......more

Not just a pretty face…
Focus on performance and aesthetics for new 439m high-rise tower in Tianjin: Commissioned by developer Guangzhou R&F Properties Co. Ltd to design a 294,570 sq m, mixed use facility in Tianjin, China, Chicago-based architecture practice Goettsch Partners......more

A welcome proposition
Peddle Thorp Architects commended for colourful entry to Proposition 2065: Proposition 2065 is a two stage design competition that challenged architects to harness the potential of a disused site in St Leonards, Sydney complete with adjacent train......more

1 Mont’ Kiara begins to bloom
1 Mont’ Kiara mall in Kuala Lumpur prepares for impending opening: SPARCH’s first major completed project in Malaysia is readying itself for an upcoming grand opening, with 40,000 sq m of retail space spread over five levels. The international firm were......more

China is new magnet for architects
WAN talks to Kristian Ahlmark from shl to find out how the Chinese market is changing...: Many architects are heading for China; there certainly seems to be work there, perhaps a quarter of the tender opportunities tracked by WAN Tender Alerts this week......more

Indian nursing institute starts on site
John McAslan + Partners’ Indian nursing institute starts on site: Construction is now underway on the Indian Institute of Advanced Nursing (IIAN) in Chennai, India - a comprehensive training facility specialised in the field of HIV prevention and care. Design.....more

A fitting home for heroes
AECOM complete vast extension of Headquarters for the Air National Guard: As a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), key elements of the Air National Guard Headquarters (ANG HQ) currently operating in leased space in Crystal City......more

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