Daily Archives: June 9, 2010

Well f*** ANYONE who backs Campus Master Plan proposed demolition of post-1960s ARCHITECTURE

### ODT Online Wed, 9 Jun 2010
Ailing post-1960s buildings on university’s demolition list
By Allison Rudd
A crop of University of Otago buildings dating from the 1960s have been recommended for demolition in the university’s 25-year campus master plan. Tertiary education reporter Allison Rudd finds out why the buildings have not stood the test of time, and what is being done to make sure future buildings do.
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David Davies on More FM Thursday 8:10am


@ForBarrStadium CEO David Davies will be on More FM tomorrow morning at 8.10am – check it out

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ZERO-E pilot project

### australiandesignreview.com 09.06.10
Woods Bagot to build zero emissions tower in China
Woods Bagot and Buro Happold unveil pilot project for zero emissions, 82-storey mixed-use tower on the Yangtze River.

Architecture firm Woods Bagot and multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Buro Happold have announced a test design for an 82-storey tower that aims to achieve zero carbon emissions.

The model for an energy efficient, large-scale development “goes beyond reducing the impact of new development to creating buildings that contribute to the healing of compromised human and ecological systems”.

The pilot scheme, called ZERO-E, is for a mixed-use development on the Yangtze River in Chongqing, China. The joint initiative hopes to advance the construction industry’s contribution to achieving a zero carbon economy by 2050.

The 450,000sqm, 82-storey tower features office and hotel space. The building will produce more energy than it consumes, process its own waste and release cleaner air than it takes in.

The pilot scheme also seeks to create “socially and economically thriving communities” that:
– Produce zero emissions
– Create more energy than they require on an annual basis
– Process their own waste and release only beneficial output
– Release cleaner air than they take in
– Heal compromised sites and ecosystems
– Restore natural habitat
– Reconnect humans and nature
– Increase occupant health
– Build financial value with ecological value
– Exhibit material integrity
– Delight and beautify their surroundings
– Supply 100 percent of their water needs using collection and closed loops

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D Scene: 2nd birthday, 100th issue

### D Scene 9-6-10 (page 1)
Rail rally
Hillside workers and supporters have vowed to press on with their against the odds campaign to convince their employers KiwiRail to keep a lucrative engineering contract in-house.

Hillside workers rally (page 3)
By Mike Houlahan
About 200 Hillside workers and supporters braved wind and rain yesterday to vent their feelings over state-owned KiwiRails’s refusal to tender for its own contract to supply rail carriages for the Auckland service. Workers at the South Dunedin engineering works and their fellow workshop at Woburn in Wellington have slated their employer’s assessment that the firm can not and should not tender for the multi-million dollar contract – work which an economic assessment has said has said could be worth 1300 jobs and $250 million to GDP.
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Parking question (page 5)
By Wilma McCorkindale
More maneuvering of the city’s parking regime may be forced, after complaints by businesses in the Moray Pl arts quadrant. The area’s spokesman David McLeod, of the Quadrant Gallery, said he met with the Dunedin City Council Parking Working Party chairman Syd Brown recently to thrash out several requests from the business community. That included free Saturday parking for the Moray Pl arts and culture quadrant south of the Octagon.

“Why not do something to attract people back to this area – something to revitalise.”
-David McLeod

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South Dunedin (page 6)
Council planners on the South Dunedin revitalisation project have lots to work with, Dunedin City Council (DCC) city development manager Anna Johnson said. Almost 100 people had their say at a recent consultation event in the suburb and more than 55 had written submissions to the DCC’s South Dunedin strategy document.
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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 9)
Your say: Letters to the editor #bookmark
Promises, promises…
By Peter Attwooll, Dunedin Central
We hear Amalgamated Builders Ltd and Lund Construction have missed out on a carpentry contract for the stadium (D Scene 2/6/10). They lose out to an Auckland company which gives a lower price.

A scandal
By GR MacDonald, St Kilda
The revelation that Dunedin workers have lost out to an Auckland company over a Forsyth Bar Stadium carpentry contract is truly a scandal.

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Franchise opportunity for Dunedin boys! Stadiums for everyone!

We always knew the stadium proposal for Dunedin was Irish. Now they’re claiming it can grow grass.

### ODT Online Wed, 9 Jun 2010
Dunedin stadium could be model for Europe: Irish rugby boss
A successful roofed stadium in Dunedin could be a model for future stadium developments in Europe, says Irish rugby team manager Paul McNaughton. He visited the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin today, while the Irish prepare to play the All Blacks in New Plymouth on Saturday, and was impressed with what he saw.
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University building for Plaza gap

### ODT Online Wed, 9 Jun 2010
$20 million set aside for varsity’s stadium building
By Allison Rudd
The University of Otago’s stadium building is a step closer, with almost $20 million being added to this year’s budget for its construction. The Warren and Mahoney-designed Oamaru stone-clad building, linking the University Plaza and the Forsyth Barr Stadium, will contain the university’s foundation studies department, the Unipol sports centre, a physiotherapy clinic and a cafe. Presenting the revised 2010 budget to the university council yesterday, chief operating officer John Patrick said almost $20 million – $19.722 million – had been added to the capital works budget for “university plaza building one”.
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Question: Which local dignitary are we naming it after, as a blame-marker of the stadium fiasco that would impoverish a city.
Or is “university plaza building one” it —shortening to “Plaza One”.
Has a certain kind of fit with the Americanised style of the Campus Master Plan: a football campus.

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