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Possible sites for year six major design project

Local or well known to myself Anglesey Holyhead Marina area... (context... existing building left deserted, not much in the way of other built structures) Plans for a £100m marina development at Holyhead can be decided by Anglesey council after the Welsh government said it did not need to get involved. The plan was given outline permission in June but Anglesey officials sought advice from the Welsh government. Objectors had wanted the plan considered by a minister because they claim it will destroy Newry beach. But the developers say it is an "exciting and ambitious" scheme with 700 jobs and "significant benefits". It includes a 500-berth marina, 326 homes, a hotel and business premises. The development is a joint venture between Stena Line and Conygar Investment Company. The Proposal covers three distinct character areas: Newry Beach and Green open space areas including formal Gardens  Porth y Felin  Soldiers Point and the Great Breakwater The concept is to develop these important and distinctive character areas to expand, enhance and rejuvenate Holyhead town in a sustainable manner by:
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Attracting more visitors to both Holyhead and Anglesey through enhancement of the area as a leisure and tourism destination;

Regeneration of the area through continued investment by the renovation and reuse of the listed buildings and structures along the Waterfront coastline; Improved public access, extension of the Promenade, enhanced public open space along Beach Road and the creation of a new beach East of the new Breakwater and Marina Facility; Working in partnership with established local businesses and other tourist attractions such as the Breakwater Country Park to provide wider benefits.

The proposals seek to retain the existing house and its setting, complemented by a New Visitor Centre, Tourist Information Centre and Maritime Museum set into the existing landscape.

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The renovation of Soldiers Point House would include its outbuildings and existing screen wall as a new location for the expanded maritime museum. Creation of a Visitor Centre and Training Facilities for diving/sailing activities. Re-use of the former railway shed to the rear of Soldiers Point as Maritime Workshops and Apprentice Training Facilities. Overflow parking at the head of the Great Breakwater for summer visitors and special events.

SH 23636 83528; 53.31920°N, 4.64918°W Soldiers Point Quay,

Holyhead

Information

Soldiers Point Hotel, also known as the ‘Old Castle’ building, was built in 1848 as the residence of the Engineer in charge of the Governmentsponsored alterations to Holyhead harbour being carried out as part of improvements to the mail route from London to Dublin. John Hawkshaw succeeded James Meadows Rendel in this post when the latter died in 1856. The grounds of this two-storey castellated Victorian mansion are bounded by curtain walls with ‘folly’ towers — one of which, looking out onto the harbour, functioned as a pillbox during the Second World War. Over the years, the house has been used as a private residence as well as as a hotel, and has been derelict for a number of years. In September 2011 the property was gutted by a fire; at the time it had apparently been occupied by homeless people. The house is owned by Conygar Stena — a partnership between Stena Line and the Conygar Investment Company — and features in their ambitious waterfront regeneration plans for the town. In the proposals, which were unveiled in 2010, the house would be renovated as a new, larger home for Holyhead’s Maritime Museum.

Nerja Spain

San Joaquín Sugar Mill
The San Joaquin Sugar Mill, located between Nerja and Maro on the old coast road, is now derelict. The mill was built in 1884 by Francisco Cantarero and owned by the Marquis de Tous. It closed down in 1911 and then, in 1930, was acquired by the Larios sugar company and reopened. A distillery was also part of the complex. There were also mills at Maro, Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox. The nearby Eagle Aquaduct, built to supply the factory, continues to be used by local farmers for irrigation. The remains of a bridge and a roman road, which passed close to the Roman town of Detunda (Maro), have been unearthed in the area.

Rhonda, Spain

Due to visit this summer Barcelona Sitges Spain Some of the attractions of Sitges : It is known for its world renowned film festival and carnival. It has some of the best nightlife to explore – especially during summer. One of the most noticeable features of Sitges, are the scattered statues throughout the promenade walk.

Cities that have a good mix of architecture new and old Copenhagen / københavn
Danish attention to detail is absolutely stunning. Besides the wonderful historic architecture, Copenhagen is filled with contemporary architecture of the highest quality. Remarkably, you rarely find the new clashing with the old. More often than not, the contemporary architecture in Copenhagen actually heightens the
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experience of the historic buildings and streets. 8 House / BIG The Crystal & The Cloud (Nykredit Headquarters Campus) / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Copenhagen Opera House / Henning Larsen Maritime Youth House / PLOT

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Ordrupgaard Museum Extension / Zaha Hadid Mountain Dwellings / Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) + JDS Frøsilos / MVRDV The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art / Vilhelm Wohlert and Jørgen Bo Royal Theater Playhouse / Lundgaard & Tranberg Tivoli Concert Hall Extension / 3XN Kastrup Sea Bath / White arkitekter AB VM Houses / PLOT = BIG + JDS SEB Headquarters / Lundgaard & Tranberg The Danish Jewish Museum / Daniel Libeskind Danish Radio Concert Hall / Jean Nouvel Texaco Station / Arne Jacobsen Danmarks Nationalbank / Arne Jacobsen Bagsværd Kirke: Jørn Utzon Ørestad Gymnasium / 3XN Grundtvig’s Church / Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint Tietgenkollegiet / Lundgaard & Tranberg The Bikuben Student Residence / aart The Black Diamond (Royal Danish Library)/ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Klampenborg Housing / Arne Jacobsen

Amsterdam
umerous canals, Renaissance architecture, and bike friendly culture, modern or contemporary architecture. Amsterdam is best known for its luxurious canal houses and charming gabled facades msterdam is known for the series of canals that encircle in a horseshoe shape and crisscross each other throughout the city even though it is below-sea-level. As such, the residents have had to find ways of dealing with the water and soft ground. Houses are built on sturdy pilings to assure a solid foundation. Although you will see many cockeyed canal houses, some held up by huge logs, most buildings have been where they are for centuries. Many people are under the wrong impression that lots of old canal houses in Amsterdam are leaning forwards or have gone squinty over the years. Not so. They were mainly built like that so that the gable was further out into the street to make it easier to haul everything in via the hook and window.
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ARCAM / René Van Zuuk Architekten Het Oosten, Pavilion / Steven Holl Kop Van Diemenstraat / TEKTON Architekten Silodam / MVRDV Movenpick Hotel / Claus En Kaan Architecten Music Building on The IJ / 3XN IJ Tower / Neutelings Riedijk Architects The Whale / de Architekten Cie Hoogtij / Diener & Diener Conservatorium Amsterdam / de Architekten Cie The Rock / Erick van Egeraat NEMO Science Center / Renzo Piano Public Library / Jo Coenen Beurs van Berlage / Hendrik Petrus Berlage ING House / Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten with Ontwerpgroep Trude Hooykaas

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Qubic / hvdn architecten Ernst & Young Tower / Foster & Partners Van Gogh Museum Exposition Wing / Kisho Kurokawa Bicycle Flat / VMX Architects Piraeus / Hans Kollhoff with RAPP + RAPP Borneo Sporenburg Masterplan / West 8 Elicium RAI / Benthem Crouwel Architekten WoZoCo / MVRDV OZW / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur