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Equality is good for the bottom line, says speakers at Dezeen’s diversity event

March 7, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Better diversity means better business for architects and designers, according to speakers at the Must do Better talk hosted by Dezeen and RIBA last night. “This is not about being nice; this is about making good business,” said Alexandra Hagen, CEO of Swedish studio White Arkitekter. “This is about being the most attractive employer in the business.” White Arkitekter is one

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Foster + Partners pledges to take action on gender diversity

March 7, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Foster + Partners has become the first major global architecture studio to commit to change in the light of our Move the Needle initiative. “We would like to formally put our name to the Move The Needle campaign initiated by Dezeen,” said Katy Harris senior partner and head of communications at the Norman Foster-led company. The

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Foster + Partners reveals gender pay gap in staff salaries

March 6, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Foster + Partners has revealed that it pays women 10.5 per cent less per hour than men, based on the median of its staff’s salaries. The gender pay gap of 10.5 per cent at the UK’s largest architecture practice was calculated by identifying the middle earner – a statistic that is commonly used as a representation of

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“It would not be surprising to see every one of architecture’s major awards presented to women this year”

March 5, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

As we kick off our move the needle campaign to improve gender equality, Tom Ravenscroft looks at how women architects have long been ignored by prize juries – but how 2018 could be the year this changes. It’s only the start of March but this year already has seen three major victories for women. Japanese architect Itsuko Hasegawa won the

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Spiralling memorial by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects is dedicated to Israeli soldiers

February 26, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Israeli practice Kimmel Eshkolot Architects has created a memorial dedicated to Israel’s fallen soldiers at the country’s national cemetery in Jerusalem. The memorial incorporates more than 23,000 commemorative bricks, each engraved with the name of a soldier and the date of their death. Creating a “wall of names”, the bricks form a 250-metre long corridor that spirals

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dRMM’s Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier up for sale as charity goes under

February 22, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Hastings Pier has been put up for sale less than four months after winning UK architecture’s top accolade, following the charity behind the project going into administration. Hastings Pier Charity, which was responsible for the dRMM-designed renovation of the pier on the south coast of England, suffered financial difficulties and was placed into administration in November

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Zaha Hadid Architects proposes pedestrianising London

February 21, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has proposed creating a network of pedestrian routes across London to reintroduce walking as a viable form of transport in the city. The research initiative named Walkable London suggests building on the plans to make Oxford Street a car-free zone, creating a pedestrian network that would become “an integral part of the city’s transport infrastructure.” The proposal

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World’s tallest timber tower proposed for Tokyo

February 19, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has revealed plans for the world’s tallest wooden building in Tokyo, a 350-metre skyscraper that would also be the country’s highest. Sumitomo Forestry, the lumber arm of one of Japan’s largest corporations, is proposing the 70-storey hybrid timber skyscraper to mark the company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. Named W350, the ambitious

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World’s tallest timber tower proposed for Tokyo

February 19, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has revealed plans for the world’s tallest wooden building in Tokyo, a 350-metre skyscraper that would also be the country’s highest. Sumitomo Forestry, the lumber arm of one of Japan’s largest corporations, is proposing the 70-storey hybrid timber skyscraper to mark the company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. Named W350, the ambitious

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Populous to build spherical music venues in Las Vegas and London

February 14, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Stadium specialist Populous has revealed plans to build spherical music and entertainment venues for the Madison Square Garden Company, in Las Vegas and London. The company behind New York’s Madison Square Garden (MSG) has released plans to create large-scale venues on both sides of the Atlantic. Both designed by Populous, the distinctive venues will be branded MSG Spheres. According

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