Issue No.399 // 28 August 2012
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Cannon Place

World Architecture Day gets down to business

With just over a month to go, there's been a recent flurry of commercial activity here at WAD HQ. Some of the world's most prominent developers, financiers and overseas investors are set to descend upon Cannon Place for the biggest business forum in the architectural calendar. The day is really shaping up to be an unprecedented opportunity for architects to connect with business partners, acquire essential market insight, keep abreast of the latest trends and assess profitable ventures. We've already got Hines and King's Cross Central Limited Partnership on board as partners and sponsors, respectively and many other developers, clients and influencers have confirmed their participation including, Land Securities, Zog Group, Peter Rees, Tishman Speyer, Redab Properties Plc, Bupa and many more. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), which works with UK-based......more

Zaha Hadid is 'Leading Woman'
CNN to air interview with Zaha Hadid this week as part of 'Leading Women' series: Zaha Hadid has been named as one of CNN's 'Leading Women', receiving worldwide recognition for her design of the Olympic Aquatic Centre, costing GBP269m to construct......more

Breaking News: China bridge collapse
An eight-lane suspension bridge in Heilongjiang, China has collapsed, nine months after construction completed: A 100ft section of a eight-lane motorway suspension bridge - part of an airport expressway in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province......more

A spruced-up treehouse
Jerry Tate Architects join in with Dartmoor Arts Week and help students construct a treehouse using trees on a local farm: Jerry Tate Architects have worked with carpenter Henry Russell and the students of this summer's Dartmoor Arts Week to design......more

View from the top
Four Seasons above Guangzhou International Financial Center opens this year: The new Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is set to open later this year. Wilkinson Eyre was responsible for the building design and the interiors were completed by Hirsch Bedner.....more

Jean Nouvel for Chinese Art Museum?
Reports that Jean Nouvel has beaten Hadid and Gehry for National Art Museum of China: Jean Nouvel, the French architect behind some of the industry's most talked-about projects - including One New Change, a brown glass retail development next to......more

Wings of desire
Chinese symbolism and glacial Finnish design work in glorious harmony in Wuxi: The main idea of PES Architects' Wuxi Grand Theatre is based on its location. The man-made peninsula on the northern shore area of Taihu Lake and the highway......more

From around the world
Civic Award announcement
Elena Collins reports live from the Venice Biennale
Buro Happold's Rod Manson on the Zero Carbon Moscow Masterplan
Andrew Caruso interviews Steven Holl
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