Author: CHB

Saigon cathedral restoration to extend until 2023

Ongoing renovation work on the 138-year-old Notre Dame cathedral, one of Siagon’s most famous tourist attractions, started mid-2017 and was scheduled for completion next year. However, Father Ho Van Xuan, head of the restoration project’s management board, said many parts of the cathedral have experienced deterioration beyond original estimations, so it would take more time to complete the work. Furthermore, restoration construction “must be done very carefully” to keep the original beauty of the building which is of great religious, historic and cultural importance, Xuan, a representative of the Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese, said at a recent meeting...

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Design unveiled for Emanuel AME Church Memorial

More than three years after a white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine worshippers, an architect has revealed a design for a memorial at the church. The design by Michael Arad features two large and curving stone benches, a gentle fountain and a garden space “dedicated to life and resiliency.” Arad, along with landscape architect Peter Walker, designed the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City after he won an international design competition. The design for The Mother Emanuel Nine Memorial in Charleston “has been in the works for more...

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New images reveal revamp plan for Liverpool centre

New images showing a radical revamp to Liverpool’s historic Lime Street have been revealed. A series of CGIs depict a major redesign to create a world class “gateway experience” that includes a new public square outside Lime Street station and an expanded plateau outside St George’s Hall. The scheme is part of a wider £45m programme that will transform connectivity and how people move around Liverpool city centre – by foot, bike, car, coach and bus. Liverpool City Council has revealed the images ahead of a public information exercise on the Lime Street plans, which are central to the...

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‘Contemplative and comforting’ memorial park for a são paulo cemetery

crisa santos arquitetos has completed a memorial park for a cemetery in brazil. Located at jardim angela in southwest são paulo, ‘memorial parque das cerejeiras’ totals an area of 300,000 square meters, or 74 acres. The project involved the landscaping of the site, as well as the design and construction of the park’s architectural structures. The plaza is defined by curved steel plates that serve as a chronological metaphor for life. “The objective of this project was to recreate a space of well-being and communion, combined with the need for a green area in the region,” explained crisa santos....

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Glass lift proposed for Battersea power station

Architecture firm Wilkinson Eyre has revealed visuals showing its plan to install a glass lift inside one of the chimneys of Battersea Power Station in London. As part of its renovation of the Giles Gilbert Scott-designed power station, the architecture studio has designed a lift that will rise 109 metres through one of the building’s four chimneys. When it reaches its peak, it will offer occupants 360-degree panoramic views across London. Named the Chimney Lift, the elevator is one of three new attractions revealed by the Battersea Power Station Development Company, set to occupy the building alongside shops and offices. The lift would rise 109 metres through the...

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