Issue No.348 // 23 August 2011
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Jerusalem light railway starts the next leg of an incredible journey...

It’s been a long time coming but finally the JLR started taking passengers on Friday 19th August. It had set a whole benchmark for the saying, “the train is late,” being some five years overdue. The realisation of this highly controversial ten year project had been a journey in itself. Uniting the Jewish West and Palestinian East was never going to be easy with both sides full of distrust. Palestinians see it as yet another Israeli manoeuvre to tighten their grip on the city, whereas the Israelis still mindful of the pre-barrier suicide bombings, many of which were on buses are fearful of sharing trains with Palestinians. That the railway has been completed at all in the face of these highly charged......more

A reflective space
Contemporary place of worship by Austrian practice replaces 17th century church: Coop Himmelb(l)au have just released these stunning images of a small church in the modest Austrian town of Hainburg. With construction completed in less than a year......more

See design through kids' eyes
New model for flexible play space by David Rockwell crosses the pond (in a cart): One of America’s most revered architects, David Rockwell yesterday brought his tried and tested Imagination Playground scheme to London for the first time. Launched......more

No place to hide
Jason Payne replicates curled Raspberry Fields roof system for SCI-Arc exhibition: Los Angeles-based architect Jason Payne is recognised for his highly inventive and exploratory forms, classically showcased in 2010 project Raspberry Fields......more

Montreal Concert Hall to open soon
Jack Diamond on the making of a world-class concert hall: From the time he won the competition to design the new concert hall for the OSM, architect Jack Diamond knew exactly what the building needed to be. A good concert hall for an esteemed.....more

New face for treasured building
Singapore's Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall gets a makeover: Located in front of the Asian Civilization Museum, the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall is considered “one of most historically versatile buildings in all of Singapore”. In the course of......more

Trussed this bridge
Red environmentally-friendly pedestrian bridge draws people into wetland greenery: Formerly landfill, Lorong Halus Wetland in Singapore is now an educational site and a biodiversity haven for plants, birds and other wildlife. As part of the Active......more

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A message...
'We got a great response from a diverse group of people!' Nicole Bailey, Human Resource Executive, dwp

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