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Richard Haut’s European competition wins, 13.05.10

Richard Haut’s round-up of European Union Competition wins, this week featuring Kengo Kuma’s Aix-en-Provence success and a design competition for Amsterdam’s Sloterdijk railway station

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has won a design competition for the 7,000 m² Aix-en-Provence music, choral, dance and theatre Conservatoire. The project value is 13 million Euros.

Paris-based Atelier Cattani Architects with engineers Sletec have won the 4.39 million Euros project to transform the former bus depot in Chaumont into a multiplex cinema with 8 screens and 1,100 seats

ProRail BV has launched a design competition for the transformation of Sloterdijk railway station at Amsterdam. The station is anticipated to have 100,000 passengers a day by 2020 and forms part of the Teleport Amsterdam multifunctional office area. The current situation is increasingly complex and unsafe for both travellers and drivers, with inadequate facilities for buses and trams. The intention is to improve the main entrance and bus and tram links, as well as improving the general functionality, liveliness and attractiveness of the station. The client contact details are: Arthur van Schendelstraat 670; T.a.v.: Afdeling AKI; 3511 MJ Utrecht; NEDERLAND. E-mail: , Fax +31 302356341 , , ref: ORS 44892. The application language is Dutch. The deadline for applications is 12:00, 10 June 2010.

The short-listed candidates for the contract for technical and management support to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Expansion Project in Nairobi, Kenya, are: Dornier Consulting with Joel E.D. Nyaseme & Associates and Flughafen Muenchen; EGIS AVIA with Egis BCEOM International; HOCHTIEF Airport; Ingenieria y Economia del Transporte; Mott MacDonald with Hatch Mott MacDonald Group; Ove Arup & Partners International with Planning Services Kenya; Turner & Townsend with WSP Environment and Airport Projects & Engineering Consultants and TFMC.

The South East England Development Agency has announced the list of architects appointed to its masterplanning, urban design and architect framework panels. The masterplanning and urban design framework panel features: Urban Initiatives; Aecom; LDA Design Consulting; Broadway Malyan; Sheppard Robson; Ove Arup & Partners; Parkinson Carter and Marina Projects. The architect framework panel features: Re-Format; Architects Design Partnership; Hawkins Brown Architects; R H Partnership Architects and Pollard, Thomas and Edwards.

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