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“Urbinized” Stuttgart 21 |Germany

Place: Stuttgart, Germany

Type/ Subject/ Tags: Urban project, protest

Gegner des Bahnprojekts Stuttgart 21 halten am Freitag (03.09.2010) in Stuttgart ein Transparent mit der durchgestrichenen Aufschrift

Policemen remove protestors from a park next to the Stuttgart train station, during a protest where several thousand people rallied against the demolition of the station and park to make way for the Stuttgart 21 underground railway station September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)

Stuttgart 21 is a new railway and urban development project in this southwestern German city which costs around billions of euros. The construction process has started at 2010.

This project is critisized a lot because of the relative costs and benefits, geological and environmental concerns, as well as performance issues.  There are thousands of peoples who protests this movement against humanity and nature.

“How much could be done with this money, if it were be invested in providing jobs and services, by improving schools, nurseries, hospitals, public transport etc., instead of destroying what is already one of the most efficient railway stations in Germany?”

“The battle over the rebuilding of the central train station in Stuttgart, Germany, has escalated massively. Angela Merkel has pushed strongly for the project this week, and the harsh response by police to protesters could come back to haunt both the chancellor and her party.”

“More than 100 people were injured when their attempts to protect trees marked for felling for the €4.1bn project was broken up by police with water cannon and teargas in south-western Germany”

It reminds also the ‘Gezi Parkı’ protests in Istanbul in 2013 which is against to the eviction of an urban park to reconstruct a building complex which is handled by government without any reconstruction permit.


The National Housing Conference | Australia

Place: Australia, Oceania

Type/ Subject/ Tags: Australia, Events, Conference


The National Housing Conference is organized by AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) This event is a biennal conferance which appeals not oly to the architects but also builders, financiers, researchers, planners etc. It is also the largest cross-sectoral housing meeting.

“Whatever your interest in the housing industry and whatever your preferred style of conference participation, NHC 2015 in Perth is a unique, ‘not to be missed’ forum for the housing industry.”


Architecture | Australia

Place: Australia, Oceania

Type/ Subject/ Tags: Architecture, Australia, current issue


In the 21st century Avant-Garde mouvement has dominated Australian architecture. Experimental, unique buildings are desgined while reflecting the Australian culture and values. Melbourne is at the focusing point of these design issues. Population growth, preservation of the environment and the threats of climate change are the subjects which Australian architects should deal with. And also sustainability is another subject which is held in architectural design. Cox Architects & Planners, Glenn Murcutt, Fender Katsalidis Architects, Muir and Shepherd, ARM Architecture (Ashton Raggatt McDougall), Denton Corker Marshall are the most recognizable architects/architectural firms of Australia. Currently, Australia has seven of the largest 100 architecture practices in the world: Woods Bagot, Hassell, Cox Architecture, HBO + EMTB, GHD, Hames Sharley, and Thomson Adsett Architects. Australian Institute of Architects is the most recognizable institution and The Architecture Australia magazine is the most widely read publication of the country.



The Place: Australia, Oceania

Type/Subject/Tags: Australia, Events, Awards, Architecture awards naa15_homehero

The National Architecture Awards has been presented since 1981. This award is the most prestigious award of Australia. Public Architecture, Residential Architecture, Commercial Architecture, Heritage Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design,Small Project Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Enduring Architecture, International Architecture, Colorbond® Award for Steel Architecture are the main categories.



The Place: Australia, Oceania

Type/Subject/Tag: Architectural Magazines, Magazine, Australia


Architecture Australia is the national magazine of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Architectural activities of the last century such as the latest projects, award winning works, issues, events and industry politics are presented in the magazine. Not only the activities in Australia, also the activities of Australians around the world are also mentioned. The magazine is the most widely read publication of the country.
It is published 6 times per year (bimonthly). The available format of the magazine is both print and digital.