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ZAHA HADID – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium

dkTV Published on Nov 7, 2013

ZAHA HADID – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium
National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo by Zaha Hadid Architects
Area: 290,000 m², Capacity: 80,000 people
Estimated cost: US $1 billion, Estimated completion: March 2019

The National Stadium used for the 1964 Summer Olympics, located in Kasumigaoka, in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, will essentially be torn down in 2015 to make way for the new venue in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. It will also be the future home of the Japanese national football team. The new Tokyo National Stadium is more than a large sports facility designed to the highest design specifications and functional requirements. It is a piece of the city’s fabric, and urban connector which enhances and modulates people moving through the site from different directions and points of access. The elevated ground connections govern the flow of people through the site, effectively carving the geometric forms of the building.

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ZahaHadid Architects Published on Sep 15, 2014

Zaha Hadid Architects
This film shows some of the people and projects of Zaha Hadid Architects. It aims to convey the ideas and ambitions behind their work. Some of their academic design research, with students from AADRL and Vienna University of Applied Arts, is also featured.

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Science and Technology [see videos within a video]

Wired UK Published on Oct 18, 2014
Will.i.am and Zaha Hadid reveal PULS designs: full WIRED2014 talk

Full story: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-10/17/william

Will.i.am and architect Zaha Hadid have collaborated on special editions of the recently announced PULS smart cuff, which they showed off on stage together at WIRED2014 in London. The PULS smart cuff — or wise band, as will.i.am jokingly refers to it — is the first wearable product released by his company, i.amPLUS. In the UK it will be sold by O2 and will be available pretty soon, if hints are to be believed. “I’m itching to say when it’s coming out,” says will.i.am, before not-so-subtly whispering, “Now-vember”, in the direction of the audience. The PULS is a “standalone communication and socialisation device” that contains a battery, speakers, SIM card and chipset. It sports a curved OLED screen and has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. “No phone required; this is your phone,” says will.i.am, demonstrating one of the two cuffs he himself wears on his wrist.

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Zaha Hadid. Superyacht for Blohm+Voss - birdseye [archdaily.net]Zaha Hadid. Superyacht design for Blohm+Voss. Photo: archdaily.net

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EXCITE 2014 student showcase #OtagoPolytechnic

EXCITE 2014 student showcase [Otago Polytechnic]

Excite 2014 – a series of innovative and creative student showcases. From Art, Fashion and Design to IT, Business, Engineering and Culinary Arts – there’s an event to satisfy everyone! Take the opportunity to view and even purchase a range of exceptional student work.

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FUTURE ENGINEERS SHOWCASE
Enjoy an evening listening and chatting to Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering students as they showcase their end-of-year projects, and address real-world engineering challenges.
This is also a wonderful opportunity for those in the industry to meet prospective employees!

Presentations
Mechanical Engineering: Motor cycle carrier, paint tin lid remover, trash compactor
Civil Engineering: Tower base of a wind farm generator and designing a haulage road for a wind farm

Tuesday 11 November, 5pm-7:30pm
L Block, Otago Polytechnic
Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Open to the public
Light refreshments provided.

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TRADEable Skills
AUTOMOTIVE AND ENGINEERING TRADES SHOWCASE

Enjoy an evening chatting and listening to Automotive and Mechanical Engineering students as they showcase their end-of-year projects. Tutors will host interactive demonstrations in welding, automotive, fabrication and machining, and built-from-scratch grass karts will be on display!
For those already in the industry, preview state-of-the-art automotive and mechanical equipment, and see how this leading-edge technology is used to train students.
For those who enjoy getting their hands dirty – this is an event not to be missed!

Wednesday 12 November, 4pm-7:30pm
A Block, Otago Polytechnic
St David Street, Dunedin
Open to the public
Light refreshments provided.

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College of Enterprise and Development
IT AND BUSINESS SHOWCASE

The students solve real business problems for real clients in innovative and creative ways, harnessing the latest technological advancements. The College of Enterprise and Development Showcase celebrates these remarkable achievements!
In their third year of study, Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Applied Management students work on industry projects, combining their skills to demonstrate competence, creativity, commitment and craftsmanship. This interactive event is not to be missed!

College of Enterprise and Development: IT and Business Showcase
Thursday 13 November, 5.30pm
Gallery 1877, Otago Museum

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FEATURE
FOOD DESIGN INSTITUTE

Thursday 20 November, time TBC
Tickets on Sale 3 November
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DEBRIEF

COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Communication designers tell stories in creative and compelling ways. They ask questions, devise concepts and test design strategies through experimentation and prototype development.
On show in the DEBRIEF exhibition is an impressive range of promotional material, animation, illustration and graphic design work, communicating both personal convictions and client needs. Interesting, innovative and visually dynamic, 2014 graduates ensure that each project is graphically enticing.
Presenting third year students’ final works as they prepare to embark on their creative careers.

INTERIORS
Interiors designers create innovative and efficient solutions that respond to contemporary spatial and environmental needs. These solutions require a multidisciplinary approach in uniting fields such as architecture, product design and fashion to meet the spatial needs of clients.
This exciting exhibition showcases the diverse nature of interior design by celebrating and highlighting the hard work, passion and invention of 2014 graduates.

PRODUCT DESIGN
Enhancing and improving people’s experiences and environments is the ultimate aim of product designers. The students are strong independent thinkers who have a positive influence on the world through design. This exhibition features innovative approaches to designing everyday objects — a showcase of the only Product Design bachelor degree in the South Island.
For a taste of the possibilities presented by this dynamic industry, come along and experience their work in the DEBRIEF exhibition.

YEAR 1 AND 2 DESIGN
This varied and vibrant showcase offers a treat for the senses. Surprising, clever and insightful objects feature in this overview of design disciplines at Otago Polytechnic. These thoughtful creations are the result of first and second year School of Design students’ work. The four disciplines presented are Communication, Fashion, Interiors and Product Design.

DEBRIEF exhibition opening times
Friday 21 November, 10am-6pm
Saturday 22 November, 10am-6pm
Sunday 23 November, 10am-2pm
96 Anzac Avenue (former Unipol building), Dunedin

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Collections 14 Fashion Show
FASHION DESIGN

In Collections 14, fledgling fashion designers showcase their latest collections in an exciting and inspirational display of talent and creativity. The emphasis of this annual event is third-year graduate collections, which demonstrate the designers’ individual directions. These are accompanied by stand-out looks created by students in their first two years of study and our Graduate Diploma of Design students.
Shanghai University of Engineering Science / IFA Paris will also show a selection of collections from eight of their designers, as part of the Shanghai Dunedin Sister City Fashion Communication Project.
The public will have the opportunity to view fashion students’ work up close as part of our School of Design exhibition, DEBRIEF.

Friday 21 November, doors open at 7.00pm, seated by 8:15pm
96 Anzac Avenue (former Unipol building), Dunedin
Tickets: $45 per head – purchase from Dash Tickets

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SITE 2014
DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART

With much delight, Dunedin School of Art opens its doors to the public for the annual SITE exhibition. Spanning the entire area of the School, SITE transforms the working environment of a contemporary art school into a gallery for five days. Art lovers will be engaged and inspired by a varied range of unique artworks in this celebrated end-of-year exhibition, and works will be available for purchase.
Whether you have a penchant for painting, print, photography, jewellery, electronic art, sculpture, ceramics, textiles or printmaking – all disciplines are represented. Prepare to be impressed by the talents of this next generation of artists.

Saturday 22 November, 10am-4pm
Monday 24 November – Thursday 27 November, 12noon-4pm
Dunedin School of Art, Riego Street

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Charity House Auction
CARPENTRY

If you’re looking for a brand-new home for your section – look no further!
It’s the eighth year Otago Polytechnic carpentry students have built a house to be auctioned for charity. It’s fully fitted and furnished with products and labour donated by over 20 generous local companies.
The four-bedroom home, complete with en suite and walk-in wardrobe for the master bedroom, is light, spacious and tastefully appointed. Funds raised at the auction will go to the nationally coordinated fundraising effort, United Way, which distributes the proceeds to charities throughout Otago.

Auction
Saturday 22 November, 12 noon
School of Architecture, Building and Engineering (L Block) at ‘The Barn’, Anzac Avenue

Open Homes
Thursdays from 23 October -20 November, 5-5:30pm
Sundays from 26 October – 16 November, 1pm-2pm
School of Architecture, Building and Engineering (L Block), Anzac Avenue

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Plant Sale
NATURAL RESOURCES

In celebration of spring and with summer just around the corner, it’s time to exercise those green fingers! Visit the permaculture garden and do some plant shopping along the way. There’s a special market for purchase of plants proudly grown by horticulture students.

Saturday 22 November, 10am
Permaculture Garden
L Block, 100 Anzac Avenue

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Surface
CREATIVE STUDIES

Experience a wide and exciting range of works in various media across the fields of design and visual art. Students have enjoyed a year of experimentation in different subject areas. Studio papers provide a range of choices including animation, web design, illustration, interior design, painting, illustration and original sound works.
This year’s exhibited works include a variety of digital, drawing, and design projects.
Surface stands testament to the students’ extensive learning during this one year Certificate in Creative Studies programme. Students enrol with varied abilities and experience in design and art, contributing to a rich diversity of work.

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 November, 10am-4pm
Friday 28 November, 10am-12noon
3rd Floor, H Block, Otago Polytechnic
Corner Forth Street and Union Street East

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https://www.op.ac.nz/about-us/excite-2014/

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Dunedin product innovation and production #doubleglazing

### ODT Online Mon, 7 Jul 2014
Retrofit double-glazing system catches on
By Sally Rae
A Dunedin-designed double-glazing system, which started as a concept drawn on a paper pie packet, is now being sold in Australia. Thermawood, a patented retrofit double-glazing system for existing timber joinery, was the brainchild of Graeme Clarke, whose background was both as a joiner and a glazier. The system was developed around drainage.
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Website: Thermawood Otago

Thermawood graphicFrom the website: ‘An advanced double glazing system for existing timber joinery. A unique, patented double glazing system which has been approved and tested to building standard NZS4211:2008 the industry standard for weather-tightness for windows and doors. Experienced, skilled tradesmen ensure quality workmanship. Thermawood is proudly locally owned and operated from Dunedin, servicing the wider Otago region. All Thermawood materials are 100% NZ made and the Grandadapter is manufactured locally in Mosgiel. Thermawood Otago are also experienced in and offer – retrofitting aluminium windows and doors, double glazing, re-glazing, frameless glass showers, balustrades, painted glass splash-backs, mirrors, architectural glazing systems.’

Note: What if? Dunedin can’t endorse the product; we can confirm it’s a locally available building option.

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DCC: Councillors delegated street furniture decisions to staff

Peter Entwisle says “some principles need teasing out: CONTEXT, AUTHENTICITY, FLEXIBILITY and TRUE EXCEPTIONALITY”

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### ODT Online Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Opinion
Rearranging the street furniture
By Peter Entwisle
Dunedin is adopting a new generation of street furniture. It’s happened before with varying results and we should try to do better this time.
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Dunedin City Council – Media Release
Free Parking – for Cycles

This item was published on 19 Jun 2012.
The rollout of 56 new cycle stands around the city is almost complete. The sites are high demand and high profile areas that were identified in consultation with community boards and cycling groups.
There are two types of stand – 46 basic U-shaped stainless steel stands, and two sets of five stands that, when installed, spell ‘cycle’. The stands were designed in-house and manufactured by local business Identimark with some parts of the manufacturing process undertaken in Auckland.
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16.7.11 ODT More cyclists than a year ago: survey
Dunedin will spend $20,000 on 70 cycle stands for central city sites over the next two years.

Bicycle Management
Dunedin City Council: Cycle stands, hitching rails and facilities
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cycling/cycle-stands

University of Otago, Property Services: Cycling & Cycle Racks
http://www.propserv.otago.ac.nz/services/parkingcyclerack.html

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Otago Polytechnic: DEBRIEF and Collections 13 [student showcase]

DEBRIEF [EJ Kerr] IMG_20131121_172342

DEBRIEF will preview on November 20 and include work by 75 graduating communication, fashion, interior and product design students.

DEBRIEF will be combined with a fashion show titled Collections 13 of work by graduating fashion design students.

DEBRIEF – 96 Anzac Avenue (former Unipol building)
Public open hours:
Thursday 21 November: 11:00am-5:00pm
Friday 22 November: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday 23 November: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday 24 November: 10:00am-2:00pm

Collections 13 – 96 Anzac Avenue (former Unipol building)
Friday 22 November, 5.30pm-10:30pm
Tickets now on sale and can be purchased from Dash Tickets

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Otago Polytechnic – Press Release
Otago Polytechnic Design students prepare to ‘DEBRIEF’
Friday, 8 November 2013, 12:42 pm
Pop-up cinemas, projection displays and Shanghai-inspired fashion designs are just some of the exciting pieces on display, as third-year Otago Polytechnic Design students prepare for DEBRIEF; their end of year exhibition kicking off on Wednesday, November 20.
Spanning four design disciplines, DEBRIEF is an opportunity for Communication, Fashion, Interiors and Product students to make their debuts as designers. It is an exhibition of creativity and flair: a visual reference to the next chapter in life, turning over a new leaf and bookmarking important moments over three years of design degree study.
Read more at Scoop

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*Image: Whatifdunedin (smartphone) DEBRIEF 21 Nov 2013

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Otago Polytechnic EXCITE 12 student showcase

Promising a compelling fortnight of emerging talent
from the diverse disciplines of art, carpentry, design, fashion, horticulture and information technology, excite 12 is the culmination of the time, effort and creativity Otago Polytechnic students have invested in their studies.This innovative and varied series of events offers the public a chance to see and even purchase a range of exceptional student work.

● School of Design – DEBRIEF design exhibitions
● School of Design – SURFACE creative studies exhibition
● School of Architecture, Building and Engineering – OPEN HOMES
● Dunedin School of Art – SITE 12 exhibitions
● School of Natural Resources – PLANT SALE
● School of Information Technology – exhibition ended

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS
Exhibitions open this weekend: DEBRIEF and SITE 12

http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz/about/events/2012-excite.html

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