April 18, 2019

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Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), Regulates the profession of landscape architects -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

City calls on residents and professionals to assist with new local development plans for Cape Town -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Moshe Safdie Designs Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport As a Destination Garden -

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It’s That Time of Year Again & SANBI are Ready to Wow! -

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Hottest New Spot on Florida Road -

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

City completes an array of park and facility upgrade projects -

Sunday, April 7, 2019

POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER- PSBH.CO.ZA -

Friday, March 29, 2019

Conservation AT Work -

Friday, March 29, 2019

2019 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence -

Friday, March 29, 2019

South Africa’s First Plastic Road! -

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine -

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire -

Friday, March 22, 2019

City springs into action to clean and mow parks -

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Walkway project underway at Homestead -

Friday, March 15, 2019

City receives R50 million to create 1 300 green jobs -

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019 -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet -

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Nature of Cities Summit -

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for water-inspired cultural hub in UAE

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed plans for a vast cultural hub at the heart of a new masterplan in the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah, which will comprise a series of droplet-shaped buildings set around a tapered observation tower.
The project known as the Central Hub will cover a 17.5-hectare site at the centre of the new mixed-use development called Aljada.
Developed by UAE-based Arada, the urban plan will provide homes for 70,000 residents and offer 500,000 square metres of office space along a 165,000-square-metre shopping district.
These facilities will be arranged around Zaha Hadid Architects’ cultural centre, which will have a observation tower at its centre.

Based on “the moment a water droplet strikes the earth’s surface”, the proposal will see multiple elliptical buildings radiate out from the tower, which narrows like a drip of water as it meets the ground.
The design is symbolic of the project’s sustainable credentials, which will include water features irrigated by treated wastewater and canopies creating an habitable microclimate for gardens of native plants.
The architects designed the oval-shaped structures to direct winds into the development’s civic spaces throughout the summer months, minimising the need for artificial cooling systems.

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