Issue No.361 // 29 November 2011
 
TENDERS
US, Public transit master plan
French Guiana, New housing units
China, New hospital
New Zealand, New fire stations
UK, Urban redevelopment
France, New eco-campus
Germany, New sports hall
SECTOR NEWS
Arts & Leisure Big Architecture
Conservation Education
Healthcare Hotels
Industrial Infrastructure
Interiors Landscape
Master Plan Offices/Comm
Public Building Private Housing
Public Housing Religion
Retail Sports
Sustainability Transport
Tall Building Urban Design
City-wide masterplan for Kampala

Authorities crack down on illegal settlements in Ugandan capital

Uganda’s capital city has been in the news this week as pressure mounts over the inactivity of a proposed planning authority. The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) was formed in March 2011 with the objective to oversee the operations of the city and it was proposed that the neighbouring districts of Mukono, Wakiso and Mpigi would be enveloped into the Kampala Metropolitan Area. Over the last few days, journalists and urban specialists have been speaking out about their concerns for the future of Kampala, drawing attention to the many residential settlements that have sprung up on the outskirts of the city, lining the roads with illegal (and largely unsanitary) dwellings. Shortly after these reports were published, the KCCA released an ambitious masterplan to come into practice in late......more

Live Work Home
Beautiful small scale project by Cook + Fox Architects awarded LEED-NC Platinum: Inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s words ‘Our beds are empty two-thirds of the time. Our living rooms are empty seven-eighths of the time. Our office buildings are empty one......more

Gough opens Pandora's box
CZWG's shimmering Canada Water Library completes in Borough of Southwark: This latest offering from CZWG Partner and WAN judge Piers Gough is a perforated aluminium-clad library building on London’s Canada Water. An upturned pyramid, the......more

Keeping options open
French architects ECDM release two designs for assimilation into Grand Paris waterfront: Building bold in such an illustrious cityscape as Paris, without causing detriment to the surrounding vision, is no doubt a daunting task, but one that French......more

Best of three...
schmidt hammer lassen reveals stunning series of commercial volumes in Warsaw: A series of interlocking rectangular volumes have been presented by Danish design studio schmidt hammer lassen architects for a striking 188m-high commercial......more

Russian Constructivism's former glory
Exhibition at London's Royal Academy reveals architecture's role in creating the Soviet Socialist state: Vladimir Lenin's mausoleum, an austere, angular mass of grey and blood red in Moscow's Red Square, was originally built from wood by architect......more

The power of five
Moshe Safdie's Khalsa Heritage Centre opens today in Anandpur Sahib: Today the Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Parkash Singh Badal will officially dedicate Moshe Safdie’s latest completed building - the Khalsa Heritage Centre (KHC) in......more

LATEST NEWS
From around the world
WAN AWARDS
Longlist revealed
FILM INTERVIEW
Peter Murray's new fiction novel released
STRANGE BUT TRUE
Lego Christmas Tree erected at St Pancras
METROBLOG
Basking in the Uniqlo
 
 
 
To discuss advertising on WAN, to over 220,000 architectural subscribers please call Sam Mansour on +44 (0) 1273 648 936 or email sam.mansour@wantoday.com
 

Click here to unsubscribe from WAN News Review