Navy Launches Architectural Bid to Rebuild Antarctic Station

first_img The selection process will be open to the participation of Brazilian professionals in the field, as well as foreigners linked to national offices. The option for an international tender, according to the Navy, intends to “promote the exchange of knowledge between architects from many countries and stimulate a new technological innovation.” The exercise, which started last October, also has the objective of assisting scientific research. In a one-year period, the Navy will support 21 projects selected by the MCTI and by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. The proposal is supported by the Brazilian Antarctic Program’s Congressional Support Front (Proantar) and it involves the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), and the Ministry of the Environment. According to the Navy, the costs for the reconstruction will be approximately 50 million dollars. The construction is scheduled to begin in the next Antarctic summer, in November of this year, and concluded between 2014 and 2015. The new base will have 3,000 square meters of construction – 15% more than the previous station. The Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, struck by a fire in early 2012, will be rebuilt through a public architectural project. The proposal, announced by the Brazilian Navy on January 22, will select the best bid for the new facilities of the scientific and military base in Antarctica. This Naval Force initiative is a partnership with the Architecture Institute of Brazil. The technical requisites for the proposal documents will become available online at, starting on January 28. One of the requirements was already announced, which is to form a multidisciplinary team to be coordinated by the winning architect. center_img The Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station was created on February 6, 1984. Due to the fire that destroyed 70% of the base facilities, the Navy has been working to remove the debris from the cold continent through Operation Antarctica XXXI (OPERANTAR XXXI). The operation relies on three vessels from the Brazilian Naval Force. By Dialogo January 28, 2013 This month, Proantar turns 31. Throughout this period, the program trained hundreds of scientists and developed a large collection of studies in different fields, such as oceanography, biology, maritime biology, glaciology, geology, meteorology, and architecture. last_img read more

More land released at North Shore as new display village opens

first_imgNorth Shore are releasing more land ahead of the grand opening of their new display village. Stockland North Shore project director Andrew Astorquia at the new sign into the estate.STOCKLAND North Shore is releasing more home sites with demand expected to increase as the masterplanned community opens their new $8.5 million display village.Fourteen new home sites have been made available in Discovery Village with the new land release being named Columbus Release A.It’s located within walking distance of the new North Shore State School, new display village, cafe, kids play area and CrossFit precinct.It will be next to a planned shopping, dining and spots precinct dubbed The Junction.Stockland North Shore project director Andrew Astorquia said the location of the land so close to quality retail and community facilities would make the sites popular.“We are nearing 6000 residents at North Shore and the community now boast three schools, medical, health and shopping precincts, a plethora of playgrounds, walkways, parks and trails,” he said.“We know that families want to be close to the things that offer them a more convenient lifestyle and with all its infrastructure, North Shore truly is the ideal place to call home. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Land releases like this that are so close to the new state school and to The Junction precinct are always highly sought after.”The new display village will officially open today with a neon light party. It will feature 16 new homes from 10 local builders and playground with a jumping pillow, along with a new soccer field, a purpose-built CrossFit facility and The Cafe by Luv Bite Creations.The display village aims to showcase building innovations, designs and practical housing choices available.The North Shore Neon Party will kick off at 5pm with illuminated street performers, glowing crafts and food trucks.Mr Astorquia said the light show display would be like nothing Townsville had seen.“I am very excited about this launch as it not only signals the opening of our new display village, but the event itself is really something different for Townsville,” he said. “The show will light up the entire display village and be choreographed to high-energy music while entertainers dressed with neon lights, acrobats and musicians roam through the houses and streets of the display village.”last_img read more

Minneapolis council majority backs disbanding police force

first_imgIn this May 28, 2020, file photo, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, center, listens as Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey becomes emotional during a news conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. AP MINNEAPOLIS – A majority of the members of the Minneapolis City Council said Sunday they support disbanding the city’s police department, an aggressive stance that comes just as the state has launched a civil rights investigation after George Floyd’s death. Nine of the council’s 12 members appeared with activists at a rally in a city park Sunday afternoon and vowed to end policing as the city currently knows it. Council member Jeremiah Ellison promised that the council would “dismantle” the department.center_img “It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” Lisa Bender, the council president, said. “Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.” (AP)last_img read more

Fulham 0-3 Arsenal FT: Frenchman nets first EPL goal of 2020-21

first_img Loading… Four minutes after the restart, Arsenal  new signing Gabriel, outmuscled Hector to send the ball home off what appeared to be his shoulder rather than head. Fulham vs Arsenal  saw the away side get their season up and running as Lazacette handed the Gunners an early lead in the first 45 minutes against newly-promoted side Fulham at Craven Cottage. Mikel Arteta’s side will be hopeful of a positive start to their campaign after finishing the last one so strongly and winning the FA Cup. The Gunners have added the likes of Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes to the squad as the aim for a return to Champions League football.center_img Read Also: Messi releases limited edition Budweiser beer And on the 57th minute mark,   Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted the third off a Willian assist to see the Gunners take charge of the proceedings. It is now Fulham 0-3 Arsenal as the encounter is proving to be tough first game for Scott Parker’s side in their first game back in the top flight. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As AdultsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universelast_img read more