Issue No.358 // 08 November 2011
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HHR on track in Saudi Arabia
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14-strong Saudi and Spanish consortium handed Phase II of SR 30.815m HHR scheme

The Saudi Railway Organization has confirmed that a consortium of Spanish and Saudi companies has been awarded Phase II of the 444km Haramain High Speed Rail Project (HHR), linking the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah with Jeddah, King Abdullah Economic City and King Abulaziz International Airport. Transport Minister Jabara Al-Seraisry told the Saudi Press Agency: “Negotiations have been completed with Al-Shoula consortium (comprising 14 Saudi and Spanish companies) to implement the project’s second phase.” He continued: “We have reached agreement on all points under negotiation, most importantly the implementation of the project at a cost of SR 30.815m and a supply of 35 trains, each with 13 carriages including one for first class and another restaurant cab.” In 2009 Buro Happold and Foster......more

CZWG's Maggie's Centre opens its doors
Piers Gough and Sir Paul Smith open newest Maggie's Centre in Nottingham, UK: Today marks the official opening of the latest Maggie’s Centre in Nottingham, UK. A string of successful and considered units, Maggie’s Centres are designed to offer......more

Henning Larsen Architects invites the public into its confidence through new exhibtion: On Friday 11th November, the exhibition HVIS NU..? (WHAT IF…?) will open at the Utzon Centre in Aalborg. The exhibition offers a view into Henning Larsen......more

Global development for Jacobs
Jacobs Engineering acquires KlingStubbins: California-based Jacobs Engineering announced Tuesday that it has acquired KlingStubbins, a highly regarded design firm specializing in the higher education and science and technology markets.....more

A solution to the uphill battle
Two administratively united but geographically separated regions in Spain connected by a Municipal Auditorium: The first Mediterranean work by architects Mangado & Asociados, the Municipal Audiorium of Teulada in Alicante, Spain is the missing link between......more

Open the flood gates...
Lord Foster presents pioneering Thames Hub in bid to rejuvenate UK's outdated infrastructure network: Concept designs have been released for a groundbreaking new infrastructure system stretching the length of Great Britain. The self-funded......more

A regal affair
Royal re-inauguration on the horizon for Erick van Egeraat's Drents Museum: The city of Assen is busily preparing for the arrival of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands who is due to visit on the 16th November to officially open architect Erick van......more

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