Month: September 2013

Exhibition Building

The Exhibition Building for Brussels: architecture and urban change in Europe which will take place from October 8 to November 28, picks up the initiatives carried out in Europe that can serve as reference in Brussels to tackle the problems of population growth, mobility, public infrastructure, urban economics, and international institutional events in the coming years. Projects chosen as reference in Madrid to face the problem of housing are the three unique buildings promoted by the Municipal company of land and housing. It’s the bamboo House, a building of 88 flats in Carabanchel, work of the architect Alejandro Zaera, who was awarded with the prize that grants the Royal Instite of British Architecs. The second building chosen is el Mirador, a 156 homes also known as vertical Apple by its original design and building designed by the firm MVRDV and Blanca and Lleo, also of the third building in Brussels, called lattice authors and that 146 official protection floors complies. Both buildings are located in the new district of Sanchinarro. Although these buildings are buying official protection floors, rental apartments in Sanchinarro offer is wide and because this belongs to the District of Hortaleza urbanization is still of very recent construction, the supply of flats are mostly of recent construction. On the other hand, in the section on mobility, reform of the M-30 will be at the exhibition. This performance has not only allowed to modernize this road to becoming an effective distributor of traffic around the city, but that has also made possible the increase of urban quality to create a big park on the surfaces freed from traffic and facilitate the recovery of spaces for pedestrians in the center of the city. Original author and source of the article.

North America

Sarkozy, pequeno-gran ally of George W. Bush, addressed the American congressmen short and forceful messages stating that he wished to reconquer the heart of Americans, forever that had the firm intention to be friend, ally and partner of the first world power. His words were met with enthusiasm by the political class. Republicans interpreted the gesture of Sarkozy as a u-turn in the politics of one of the key countries in Europe, while Democrats estimated that the French President intends to pave the way for the re-establishment of cordial relations with the future American administration, an administration of another sign and another political mood. You must not forget that the intervention of Sarkozy was not confined to mere praise. The great little friend galo did not hesitate to draw attention to the dangers of an economic confrontation between Europe and North America, recalling that the weakness of the dollar hinders recovery policies economic devised by the members of the EU, since European exports more expensive, in the medium term, could generate an atmosphere of economic crisis.

Some people think that Sarkozy directed his message to the whole of the American political class. There are also critical voices, which ruled out the possibility of Bush to modify at this point its foreign policy for the sake of harmonious cooperation with the old continent. Even more; are there who remember that diplomacy and military and economic pressure circles trying by all means to undo the already difficult cohesion of the 27?, offering the countries of Eastern European aid of all kinds, that they would be unable to reject. In this context, it may be assumed that operation smile Nicolas Sarkozy could be limited to a close and warm personal relationship with the current occupant of the White House. Barely 48 hours after the visit of the head of the French State to Washington, Bush received at his Texan Ranch to Chancellor Angela Merkel germana. Also in this case was intended to rebuild a bilateral relationship that is essential for the security of the Western world. For the British weekly magazine The Economist, these diplomatic ups and downs could be summarized in one sentence: Returns Europe; everything is forgiven. He wondered, however, if the Europeans are looking for or need the clemency of the White House. Adrian Mac Liman policy analyst international original author and source of the article.