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Today’s News - Thursday, September 24, 2009

•   Peters fills us in on what went on at the first Copenhagen Design Week: "a new generation is looking towards sustainable and human-centered designs."

•   Allied Works wins big in Calgary; and who some thought should have won.

•   Rybczynski chimes in on Atlantic Yards team change: it's a shame he won't get to build his arena, but "one Gehry building can be a small miracle, but 17 Gehry buildings side by side is simply too much" (and such a pouty picture!).

•   The final (very longggg) shortlist for Chelsea Barracks (it doesn't include Stern this time).

•   Lewis on the importance of visionary planning: "a comprehensive plan is an aspirational gamble. But gamble we must."

•   Greensburg, KS, green visions coming true, "rising anew as a model of energy conservation and environmental sensitivity."

•   Studies find building green high-rises in NYC "is not the higher cost option it has long been thought to be."

•   Carnegie Mellon's "gleaming" (and green) computer-science complex sports "as many bridges as an Escher drawing and more glass than you've probably ever seen in one place" (great pix, too).

•   Heller Manus wins big (again) in Guangzhou, China.

•   Bridges, bridges everywhere: an eyeful of proposals for a pedestrian bridge over the Bow River - a "sequel of sorts" to Calatrava's. - A study to decide if Montreal's aging Champlain Bridge should be replaced - Perhaps they should look into new self-healing concrete: it "doesn't require any men at work; it can repair itself." - A call to give a thumbs' up or down to I-5 bridge design over the Columbia River in Oregon.

•   Hadid named the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale Architecture Laureate (and will take home a bundle).

•   Q&A with Adjaye re: his brush with bankruptcy: "It's been a hell of a lesson."

•   Q&A with Sinclair re: Architecture for Humanity's implications for architects practicing in the developed world, and his Barbican kafuffle.

•   Call for entries: 2010 Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition; and I.D. 2010 Annual Design Review.


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