Issue No.360 // 22 November 2011
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Healthy future for Saudi Arabia

Minister confirms that hospital numbers will multiply in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, Health Minister for Saudi Arabia, has announced that 33 new hospitals will be completed in the Kingdom over the next two years. Local information source Arab News quoted the Minister as saying: “At present the Health Ministry is implementing 195 projects such as health towers, specialised hospitals and health centres.” The news comes as the Minister and his team were applauded by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abudullah for their diligent efforts to ensure that this year’s Haj was free of contagious diseases. 24 hospitals and 141 health centres were prepared to welcome the 3 million pilgrims that attended the Haj in 2011 with around 5,000 beds available to attend to those in direst need. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims were also given vaccinations......more

Pensive through Plensa
Jaume Plensa's contemplative sitting figure completes Studio RHE's dramatic Lido Mar: Studio RHE has now completed a stunning new addition to the popular summer venue of Porto Montenegro, a fashionable destination regularly sought by sailors and......more

WAN celebrates shortlisted entries
WAN Product of the Year Awards Exhibition with BAU launches in London: The WAN Product of the Year exhibition brought together an array of top products selected by an international panel of experts in the 2011 WAN Product of the Year Awards......more

A real Still life
City of Denver celebrates late artist Clyfford Still with opening of new museum: A museum dedicated to one of the key figures of Abstract Expressionism has been opened today in Denver. Designed by Brad Cloepfil and Allied Works Architecture......more

Flying high in Abu Dhabi
Six tender proposals received for construction of Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport: This week the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced that it had received six tender proposals from pre-qualified contractors for the......more

Denmark goes Platinum
First LEED Platinum building in Northern Europe completed by Arkitema Architects: Danish practice Arketima Architects has completed the first building in Northern Europe to achieve the inspirational LEED Platinum certification, joining an elite list......more

An icon reimagined
Part of Sir Norman Foster's landmark Sainsbury Centre extensively redeveloped: Celebrated worldwide as one Europe’s most impressive late Modern architectural structures and one of the building blocks of Sir Norman Fosters’ remarkable career......more

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