weekly round up

10-Mar-17


Hannah Ryan
Every week at mustard we will give you the latest news on the sectors we recruit in - here is this weeks!

Weekly round up
6th – 10th March
Creative / Interiors / Architecture


Banksy Unveils New Project: A Hotel in Bethlehem

World class street artist has set his sights on something which is a far cry from his last project, Dismaland, located in Weston Super-mare which saw the public attend the “sinister version of Disneyland”.

Banksy is opening a hotel in Bethlehem which will offer ‘worst view of any hotel in the world’ it will be filled with provocative art; located on the Israeli Separation Barrier, a 400-mile wall cutting through the West Bank.

“It’s exactly 100 years since Britain took control of Palestine and started rearranging the furniture – with chaotic results,” Banksy said. “I don’t know why, but it felt like a good time to reflect on what happens when the United Kingdom makes a huge political decision without fully comprehending the consequences.”

Banksy is renowned for his political statements in an age of social collapse; eager to make people think and understand – I am sure people are going to walk away from this experience with more than just a selfie.

The hotel are taking bookings, you can book and find out more here: http://banksy.co.uk/rooms.html
 
Football Club Blame Brexit for Skyrocketing Stadium Cost

London football club Tottenham Hospur have ran into financial troubles in regards to the cost of their new stadium – the pricing has doubled to a massive £800m.

The new costing would mean that it would be the most expensive stadium in the country including West Ham’s Stratford home which totalled to £752m.

“Brexit has added a straight 20% on costs for foreign goods due to the exchange rate, overtime working and increased construction costs similarly. Revised basement works also added to the cost.” Club Director (posted on www.skyscrapercity.com)

The blame is placed on Brexit however the original quote of £400m was made seven years ago so the cost of the stadium increasing was inevitable.

As it stands the construction is still going ahead with the new football stadium due to be complete in the 2018-19 season.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2017/03/09/spurs-blames-brexit-for-skyrocketing-stadium-cost/

Worlds Longest Cycling Path

China are claiming they have the longest elevated cycling path in the world thanks to Danish based architects Dissing + Weitling.

Located in the Chinese city Xiamen, the 7.6-kilometre route is elevated five metres above the road, but set just below the raised bus transit line; the skyway is 4.8 metres wide and includes eleven entry and exit points.
 
"The skyway exclusively for bicycles isn't only the first of its kind in China, it also happens to be the world’s longest," said Dissing + Weitling Architecture, which also designed The Bicycle Snake in Copenhagen.

The aim is to create a safer route for all involved whilst benefiting the environment, London are beginning to follow suit.  
 

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