Working with a multi-disciplinary project team at Hyder Consulting Middle East and Arif and Bintoak Architects (Dubai), a concept master plan has been prepared for a residential community at Dubia’s International Media and Production Zone (IMPZ).

It was a bold move to initiate a planning and design consultancy in the midst of a global recession. Particularly so, as the construction sector is inherently linked to the wider economic climate and consequently, development activity in the UK and also, internationally has remained relatively static for the past few years.

Place Make in association with Mona Tarazi Architects of Beirut and Qatar release the Concept Master Plan for the site of the Presidential Exhibition in Sierra Leone.

L’Heritage Resort nears completion in time for the summer season.

Located in the mountains above Beirut, L’Heritage offers spectacular views across the city and the Mediterranean Sea.

‘To linger! If we could but linger again in those places whose beauties never wane; surely we would then be able to endure many difficult hours with a lighter heart, and carry on, thus strengthened, in the eternal struggle of this existence’

An article by David Edwards on the subject of Camillo Sitte, a Viennese architect and art historian is published in the journal of the Urban Design Group – Urban Design Quarterly.