Moesgaard Museum, Højbjerg, Denmark

Architects discuss designing buildings for the “post-pandemic future”

As the impact and constraints of the architecture industry become increasingly clear, thoughtful design is more essential than ever. Two architects from Henning Larsen ponder what that will look like, especially as our world undergoes a seismic shift. How do you see architecture changing in the coming years? What do we need to prioritise? Franck Fdida, lead design architect: A key focus will undoubtedly be resilience. When talking about sustainability, the most important challenge ahead of us is to alter how we handle resources and think about lifecycles. Today, while we…

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CG artist impression of Edinburgh Haymarket scheme

Edinburgh development to deliver “attractive new quarter”

Edinburgh’s newest commercial, retail and leisure development was officially unveiled last night, on a site in the west end that has lain derelict for half a century. Construction of the £350 million Haymarket scheme, by M&G Real Estate and property developer Qmile Group, is now under way and is already attracting “huge interest”. The revamped design by globally renowned architect Foster + Partners will see more than 380,000 sq ft of much-needed Grade A office space along with hotel accommodation totalling 365 bedrooms and provision for 40,000 sq ft of retail…

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CGI of new Plumstead Library

Greenwich: leisure centre with expanded facilities to open in February

The new Plumstead Centre now has an opening date, with the library, leisure centre and social hub all opening their doors in February after a £16m refurbishment. The Grade II listed building used to house the old Plumstead library, but has undergone a Greenwich Council-led 15-month refurbishment to create a new, modernised library as well as expanding to include a leisure centre, community rooms and a cafe. The newly-titled Plumstead Centre, which did see costs rise to £16.6m during the project, will now open its doors for the first time on Monday,…

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