Levitt Bernstein Associates has won a competition to design a park commemorating the Blitz in 1940, which started with a 57-night raid on London's East End killing 9500 people.
Hermitage Park, east of Tower Bridge, will have a curving wall stretching east to west, inscribed with messages of remembrance which divides an ordered space from mounds with trees, long grass and wildflowers representing regeneration.
The £225,000 design beat five rivals for the Berkeley Homes project. It will be built within a year on a 100m strip of unused land.
Marco Goldschmied to stand for RIBA presidency
Richard Rogers partner Marco Goldschmied has announced his candidacy for the riba presidency. An election by the whole membership will take place in March under new procedures approved by riba Council. Nominations must be ubmitted by the end of November.
Goldschmied is currently a member of Council and has responsibility for the institute's awards programme. As a practising architect and an integral part of rrp, he is likely to be a strong contender for the post.
Another likely candidate is honorary treasurer Colin James.
Marsham Street gets three-year stay of execution
The Marsham Street towers in Westminster, former home of the environment department, look likely to remain standing well into the new millennium.
aj understands that the complex, which former environment secretary John Gummer wanted demolished as a mark of his term in office, is to provide a temporary home for civil servants from the Home Office.