Archive for 01/26/13
Solaris, Singapore Science Centre real and concept.This state-of-the-art facility that forms an integral part of the renowned Fusionopolis cluster is designed to house MNCs from the infocommunications, media, science and engineering R&D industries.A vast business space complex that is fully sustainable, Solaris incorporates a plethora of innovative features - a continuous spiral landscaped terrace that winds its way up to lush roof gardens, a green corridor with central courtyards, and a unique solar shaft that helps create a daylit, naturally ventilated atrium. The 15-storey multi-tenanted facility is also fitted with sun shading devices to reduce solar heat gain and rainwater harvesters to minimise water consumption. Source
Invasion Verde was one of five selected artistic interventions chosen out of 137 proposals for Lima’s Great Week. Located along the paver-lined Pasaje Encarnacion, the works gives a pop of color as well as an easily accessible public outdoor seating and play space. The undulating mini-hills are covered in natural grass, recycled tires are planted with flowers and grass and mounted on stool legs, serving as fun outdoor chairs.
Recycled plastic is also used as sculptural pieces throughout the park, which is planted entirely with drought tolerant plants. Lima has grown rapidly, and as the demand for housing grew, the city did little to incorporate public park and recreational space into their planning. According to the World Health Organization, every person living in a city should have 8 sq meter of recreation space, and Lima only has 1.98 sq meter per capita, resulting in a shortfall of 4,800 hectares of recreational spaces. Invasion Verde is an attempt to insert extra park space into a packed city, in order to improve the quality of life for Lima’s citizens. Source
Kuwait International Airport is located in Farwaniyah, Kuwait, 15.5 kilometers south of Kuwait City. It serves as hub for Jazeera Airways and Kuwait Airways. A portion of the airport complex is designated as Al Mubarak Air Base, which contains the headquarters of the Kuwait Air Force, as well as the Kuwait Air Force Museum.
Kuwait International Airport can currently handle more than seven million passengers a year. In 2011 the Department of Civil Aviation announced the intention of extending Kuwait International Airport so it can handle more passengers and more aircraft. In December 2012 the Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works announced that the new Terminal at the Kuwait International Airport will be completed by the end of 2016, estimating the cost to be around 900 million Kuwaiti Dinar ($3.2 billion).
St Edward's Parish Church north door flanked by yew trees. St Edward's Church is situated in Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.It is a Church of England parish church and a tourist attraction in the town of Stow.St Edward is a stone Norman church built between the 11th and the 15th centuries. It stands on the site of the original Saxon church, believed to have been made of wood.
"Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus" West Kowloon Terminus is the terminus under construction of the Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, designed by the architect of the International Studio Aedas, Andrew Bromberg. It will combine the 15 high-speed rail routes that connect the Hong Kong and Beijing.It's named for a competition Best Future Mega Project in MIPIM Awards 2012.