Daily Archives: January 27, 2010

What’s international landscape architecture doing?

Thanks for the RT by @durablegraphics on Twitter…

### asla.org 05/05/2009
ASLA 2009 Professional Awards
The American Society of Landscape Architects published the Awards listings in all categories, including images and Awards video, at the ASLA website.

The jury considered nearly 600 entries – the largest number in ASLA history – from around the world and selected 49 projects for recognition in general design, residential design, analysis and planning, communications and research. The awards ceremony took place at the ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago on 21 September 2009.

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Stadium: CST to clean up contaminated land

### ODT Online Wed, 27 Jan 2010
Stadium site to be cleaned up
By David Loughrey
The Carisbrook Stadium Trust has been granted consent to clean up contaminated land at the Forsyth Barr Stadium site, despite evidence some land could have been used for asbestos manufacture and disposal.
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3D cinema coming to Dunedin

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### ODT Online Wed, 27 Jan 2010
Public pressure may lead to 3D theatre in city
By Mark Price
Hoyts Cinemas Ltd is considering adding another dimension to Dunedin’s movie-going landscape. By March, if all goes well, Dunedin audiences could be watching movies in 3D, beginning with a new 3D version of Alice in Wonderland.

To gauge public support, Hoyts has launched a Facebook site with the aim of getting 15,000 members. Facebook Link: “Bring 3D to Dunedin!

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14.1.10 Dunedin must have 3D cinema!

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Where architecture and design are taking theatres…

### ted.com January 2010
Talks/TEDX
Joshua Prince-Ramus: Building a theater that remakes itself
Joshua Prince-Ramus believes that if architects re-engineer their design process, the results can be spectacular. Speaking at TEDxSMU, Dallas, he walks us through his fantastic re-creation of the local Wyly Theater as a giant “theatrical machine” that reconfigures itself at the touch of a button.


TEDtalksDirector 26 January 2010 (filmed Oct 2009)

Joshua Prince-Ramus is best known as architect of the Seattle Central Library, already being hailed as a masterpiece of contemporary culture. Prince-Ramus was US Partner of Rem Koolhaas’ Office of Metropolitan Architecture before founding his own firm, REX, in 2006.

“Joshua Prince-Ramus isn’t just creating buildings. In a field obsessed with celebrity, he’s putting the work – and his workers – first.”
-Fast Company

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D Scene – “hoping the stadium roof provides good shelter for the city”

### D Scene 27-1-10 (page 2)
Looking into stadiums – for research
By Mike Houlahan, editor
As you read this, I will be in Melbourne checking out roofed stadiums.
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Ratepayers may bear cost (page 4)
By Michelle Sutton
Dunedin’s ratepayers in future years have been eyed up to shoulder a larger chunk of city costs. At last Thursday’s Dunedin City Council meeting, depreciation costs for water and waste was suggested to be deferred in order to reduce rates in 2010-11. Cr Noone was wary of the impact deferring 100 per cent depreciation would have on future years, and young ratepayers.
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Rates plan under fire (page 4)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Head of one of Dunedin’s foremost charitable organisations, Gillian Bremner, believes Dunedin City Council should have considered the impact of the recession sooner. D Scene asked Bremner, chief executive of Presbyterian Support Otago, for her views on the affordability of a rates rise for Dunedinites.
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Support there Brown says (page 5)
By Wilma McCorkindale
A Dunedin City councillor who this week called for a report into deferring three large developments says supporters are stopping him in the street. Syd Brown called for the report from council managers into the implications of deferring developments at the Dunedin Town Hall, the Otago Settlers Museum, and the Regent Theatre to reduce this year’s rate hike.
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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 11)
Your say: Letters to the editor

Stadium veil of secrecy
By Peter Attwooll, Dunedin
CST / DVML Chief Executive, David Davies, refuses to show D Scene stadium construction drawings with stand dimensions and rows. (D Scene 20.1.10) Yet they hotly dispute Dr Rob Hamlin’s figures showing a scaled-down stadium, given his sighting of the latest plans, at the Stadium Open Day a number of weeks ago.
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Annual Plan
By KJ Hale, St Kilda
In regards to the financial problems that our mayor and his councillors are presently trying hard to address. It is becoming quite obvious that what the majority of ratepayers including business people and academics predicted is now a reality.
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Lovelock Avenue
By Calvin Oaten, Pine Hill
Cr Michael Guest, at the council budget forum made the surprising comment that there were “still at least 600 residents in the Opoho area strongly opposed to the plan to remove Lovelock Avenue from the Gardens precinct”.
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Details: The finer points (pages 12-13)
Sports academy sets bar high
In a quiet corner of Logan Park, some of New Zealand’s top athletes and coaches are honing their skills. Mike Houlahan tours the South Island Academy of Sport.
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Game: Beyond the scoreboard (page 20)
Hoping for a good 2010 team
By Mike Houlahan
The Highlanders have to learn from their mistakes if they are to be a force in this year’s Super 14, flanker Alando Soakai says.
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