Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Levitt Bernstein scoops Blitz memorial park competition

  • Comment

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.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs