Architects, urban planners and roof designers are no longer dismissive of this ‘new’ building material which was widely introduced to them 12 years ago. Any initial hesitation they may have originally expressed has given way to a profound understanding and professionalism which has radically influenced our urban environment. In other words, they are no longer ‘green’ about the enormous physical, social and money-saving benefits of green roofs.
RMJM Shanghai was recently appointed by Hengyan authorities to design the Xiangjiang Gate. It is the culmination of an international design competition set to bring a monument to the city of Hengyang located in the province of Hunan in China. The confluence of the Xiang, Zheng and Lishui rivers will be home to the gate.
Competitive sports has a history that is practically as old as human civilisation. Born from humanity being faced with the great unknown, brought on by physical nature, it became a means for one to reflect on their own existence and cognition of function, proving their physical capabilities and striving to explore and further push one’s limits. To some extent, the competitive spirit it represents catalysed modern society – between people, between enterprises, between cities and between countries – becoming a catalyst for progress and positive growth, but it has also brought on some disadvantages.
Xuhong Zheng has worked at Hawkins\Brown for the past six years and completed her Part III qualification at the practice while working on a diverse range of projects across the residential, education and workplace sectors. Here, FC&A talks to Xuhong about her time before Hawkins\Brown and finds out more about her passion for architecture.
The festival features over forty Webinars over the six weeks as well as a whole host of engaging and thought provoking On-Demand Content to view at your leisure.
‘Connect’, a new range of high-quality, bespoke 6mm glass divider screens is available now to help adjust workspaces and retail environments as businesses start to reopen and prepare for the ‘new normal’.
Earlier this year, Hydrorock Solutions launched their Natural Aquifer sustainable drainage system in the UK and Ireland.
Senior Architectural Systems’ slimline SF52 aluminium curtain walling system proved just the ticket to create the bright and modern façade of the new-look bus station in Rawtenstall, Lancashire.
Products donated by F. Ball and Co. Ltd. have been used to help support the wellbeing of NHS staff at a hospital in Leicester during the coronavirus pandemic.