Will Alsop is to head a three-day summer school at the Orangery in Wakefield from 2-4 August. Leedsbased architect Irena Bauman and the Finnish practice Rosegarden will join him in an event aimed at architects and urban design professionals. It is part of 'People Making Places', a new regional art and architecture programme managed by Public Arts and funded by CABE, Yorkshire Forward and Yorkshire Arts. The fee is £180.
Only 25 places are available so early application is advised.
Details from Public Arts, tel 01924 215550, e-mail: summer@publicarts. co. uk Design Engine has won planning permission for this mixed-use scheme in central Winchester. Preserving a listed, two-storey street frontage, the 700m 2project (pictured) will include a new arts venue consisting of a fringe theatre and bars, and six open-plan apartments above.
Construction is due to start by the end of the year.