July 18, 2018

  • enclave

    NSW government proposes enclave around western Sydney Metro station

    A proposal for the enclave development of government-owned land around an under-construction Sydney metro station would bring higher-density residential buildings to western Sydney. Landcom, the NSW government’s property development arm, is seeking concept approval to develop the land around the under-construction Tallawong metro station (formerly known as Cudgegong Road Station), designed by Hassell, in Sydney’s Rouse Hill. The station is being built as the northern terminus of the Sydney Metro Northwest project, which is set to begin service in 2019. The proposal would see surplus government land around the station converted into a largely residential enclave, with an indicative residential yield of 1,100…

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    Last chance to enter: Landscape Institute Awards 2018

    Applications are open to enter the Landscape Institute Awards, the landscape profession’s most illustrious awards, until the end of July 2018. Celebrating excellence, innovation and creativity in the natural and built-environment, the Landscape Institute Awards showcase the exceptional work of the many different types of landscape professionals, including landscape designers, managers, planners and researchers and the impact it has on people’s lives. There are two new categories this year: The Dame Sylvia Crowe Award for Outstanding International Contribution to People, Place and Nature – the first Landscape Institute Award that is open to individuals and organisations globally; and an award…

  • springfield

    Revamp of Springfield Park before adding new greenspace

    Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted said every city should have a large park for “unbending of the faculties.” A potential reality now for Springfield residents. Notable urban parks across the country offering respite from the hustle and bustle of the city include Law’s massive Central Park in New York City (843 acres), Savannah’s Forsythe Park (30 acres), and Boston’s Common (40 acres). If you can look beyond the decaying infrastructure and prison-like fences that keep residents out, then you’ll discover Jacksonville has a space that was once worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence with some of the…

  • albert

    Council reveals Albert Square potential

    Indicative proposals to pedestrianise and enlarge Manchester’s Albert Square as part of the £330m of works at the Town Hall have been unveiled by the city council. The outline plans would see the square enlarged by around 20% to significantly enhance its role as an events space. The ideas for Albert Square were set out as part of a presentation given to July’s full Manchester City Council meeting, detailing progress on the project. Planit-IE is the landscape architect. The proposals for the square, which will be subject to full consultation at the design stage, would involve limiting traffic access to…

  • singapore

    Tropical recreation area set to cool central Singapore

    Students from the Institute of Landscape Architecture are planning some natural ways to cool the heat-afflicted metropolis of Singapore. Their testing ground is a disused railway line reclaimed by nature and converted into a tropical recreation area. The midday heat in Singapore is merciless. The sun over this tropical metropolis doesn’t shine, it burns. That’s why the city has air-conditioned underpasses that connect metro stations to shopping centres and office buildings, creating kilometres of interconnected tunnels that give its 5.6 million inhabitants at least some temporary respite from the adverse climate. This Wednesday lunchtime, ETH Professor of Landscape Architecture Christophe…

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NSW government proposes enclave around western Sydney Metro station

Jul 18, 2018

A proposal for the enclave development of government-owned land around an under-construction Sydney metro station would bring higher-density residential buildings to western Sydney. Landcom, the NSW government’s property development arm, is seeking concept approval to develop the land around the under-construction Tallawong metro station (formerly known as Cudgegong Road Station), designed by Hassell, in Sydney’s Rouse Hill. The station is being built as the northern terminus of the Sydney Metro Northwest project, which is set to begin service in 2019. The proposal would see surplus government land around the station converted into a largely residential enclave, with an indicative residential yield of 1,100…

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Last chance to enter: Landscape Institute Awards 2018

Jul 16, 2018

Applications are open to enter the Landscape Institute Awards, the landscape profession’s most illustrious awards, until the end of July 2018. Celebrating excellence, innovation and creativity in the natural and built-environment, the Landscape Institute Awards showcase the exceptional work of the many different types of landscape professionals, including landscape designers, managers, planners and researchers and the impact it has on people’s lives. There are two new categories this year: The Dame Sylvia Crowe Award for Outstanding International Contribution to People, Place and Nature – the first Landscape Institute Award that is open to individuals and organisations globally; and an award…

springfield

Revamp of Springfield Park before adding new greenspace

Jul 12, 2018

Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted said every city should have a large park for “unbending of the faculties.” A potential reality now for Springfield residents. Notable urban parks across the country offering respite from the hustle and bustle of the city include Law’s massive Central Park in New York City (843 acres), Savannah’s Forsythe Park (30 acres), and Boston’s Common (40 acres). If you can look beyond the decaying infrastructure and prison-like fences that keep residents out, then you’ll discover Jacksonville has a space that was once worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence with some of the…

albert

Council reveals Albert Square potential

Jul 12, 2018

Indicative proposals to pedestrianise and enlarge Manchester’s Albert Square as part of the £330m of works at the Town Hall have been unveiled by the city council. The outline plans would see the square enlarged by around 20% to significantly enhance its role as an events space. The ideas for Albert Square were set out as part of a presentation given to July’s full Manchester City Council meeting, detailing progress on the project. Planit-IE is the landscape architect. The proposals for the square, which will be subject to full consultation at the design stage, would involve limiting traffic access to…

singapore

Tropical recreation area set to cool central Singapore

Jul 12, 2018

Students from the Institute of Landscape Architecture are planning some natural ways to cool the heat-afflicted metropolis of Singapore. Their testing ground is a disused railway line reclaimed by nature and converted into a tropical recreation area. The midday heat in Singapore is merciless. The sun over this tropical metropolis doesn’t shine, it burns. That’s why the city has air-conditioned underpasses that connect metro stations to shopping centres and office buildings, creating kilometres of interconnected tunnels that give its 5.6 million inhabitants at least some temporary respite from the adverse climate. This Wednesday lunchtime, ETH Professor of Landscape Architecture Christophe…

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Merrick Denton-Thompson passes torch to Adam White at LI Presidents’ Reception

Jul 12, 2018

On 4 July 2018, the Landscape Institute welcomed its new president, Adam White, and thanked outgoing president Merrick Denton-Thompson OBE for his leadership and support. On behalf of the Institute, the LI’s Head of External Affairs Poppy Smith thanked Merrick ‘for his time, energy, enthusiasm and wisdom, not just for the past two years, but a long time before that’. Over 250 guests packed into the heart of the recently restored Garden Museum in Lambeth, London. The event was sponsored by CED Stone with Hillers Trees and Palmstead Nurseries generously turning the venue into a wild forest for the evening, filling…

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International Garden Festival in Quebec opens 19th edition

Jul 10, 2018

For its 19th edition, the International Garden Festival is having some fun. The Festival continues its exploration of play with Playsages II – Go Outside and Play! Landscape architects, architects, artists and designers from across Canada and around the world responded to our call for proposals to imagine creative spaces to showcase in Quebec. Seven new projects offer imaginative spaces where families can congregate and play together all summer. Jump into a canoe to traverse a pond. Choose your own column for a photo op. Leap skyward above the walls of a corn maze. Ascend the vertical cliffs of a metallic Percé Rock….

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LT Studio Landscape Architects with Invisible Studio win planning for East Quay Cultural Development

Jul 5, 2018

LT Studio Landscape Architects with Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio have won planning for a new community seafront regeneration scheme in Watchet, West Somerset.  The development aims to bring jobs, nurture creative enterprise and attract visitors to Watchet in a flagship £6m cultural enterprise scheme working with architect Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio. The project will bring 40 jobs and five apprenticeships and is estimated to bring an increased tourism spend to the area of around £6.7m. The proposals for the 1,094m² scheme include art studios, a gallery, shared workspaces, maker spaces, a print workshop and a café. Overlooking Watchet’s marina, the…

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MAD architects’ first US project, a hilltop residential village

Jul 5, 2018

‘Gardenhouse’, MAD architects’ first project in the US, has topped out in beverly hills. the plant-covered residential complex is described by MAD as a ‘hillside village’ and, once finished, will be composed of a cluster of white glass villas and trees that ascend upward. the project, which was first unveiled as ‘8600 wilshire’ in 2015, is currently on track for completion in 2018. The 18-unit complex is currently under construction at 8600 wilshire boulevard, an affluent area in the california city. MAD has designed the site to comprise three townhouses, two studios, five villas and eight condominiums that are arranged to cultivate a private neighborhood feeling in…

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Leading landscape architects take part in Exhibit and Lecture Series at LBIF

Jul 5, 2018

“Landscape Design Architecture: The Coast” exhibition and lecture series, now at the Long Beach Island Foundation, LBIF, of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, combines art, architecture, science and learning as it addresses environmental issues of sustainability, resiliency, eco-preservation, particularly those that are critical to this region, Ocean County and the New Jersey coast. The significance of art, science and design working together is showcased in the extensive exhibit in the Blai Galley, and the lecture series shines with internationally recognized leaders in landscape architecture. Their cutting edge projects all have a special focus on the coastal landscape, projects that have…

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re-form appointed to £200m Pall Mall Exchange urban masterplan in Liverpool

Jul 4, 2018

re-form Landscape Architecture has been appointed by CTP and Kier Property to design a major new public realm scheme as part of the £200m Pall Mall Exchange urban masterplan project in Liverpool. re-form, whose portfolio includes the £25m transformation of Hull city centre’s public realm as part of its UK City of Culture status in 2017, will work alongside master planning architects Allies & Morrison to develop the landscape and public realm proposals which will include a series of streets and squares throughout the 4.2-hectare site. A planning application will be submitted by the end of the summer. A joint venture partnership…

city

Shortlist for Garden City of the 21st Century Competition

Jul 3, 2018

Shortlisted landscape designs announced for first Garden City of the 21st Century Competition showcases world class landscape ideas to help develop a modern, healthy city at Ebbsfleet, Kent. In March an international design competition was launched by the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and the NHS to find the best creative and inspiring ideas to help shape the landscape of what will be the first new Garden City of the 21st Century, and the largest of 10 Healthy New Towns being developed in the UK. On 2 July, the shortlist of the winning ideas was announced at the Housing Design Awards 2018, as part…

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Shortlist revealed for World Landscape Architecture Festival Awards 2018

Jun 27, 2018

The World Landscape Architecture Festival Awards 2018 have released the shortlists for both the Rural and Urban project categories at this years ceremony to be held in November. Rural Projects AECOM – Singapore-Nanjing Eco Island Waterfront Scenic Belt Phase 1, Nanjing, China Batlle i Roig Arquitectura – Pedestrian Path along the Gypsum Mines, Barcelona, Spain Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter with Landskapsfabrikken – Uredd rest area, Gildeskål Municipality, Norway Shma Company – Lupin Research Park, Pune, India TERROIR – Koondrook Wharf, Koondrook, Australia Urban Projects ANTAO Group – Pride of Life, Kunming, China Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute – Olympic…

midlands

New West Midlands national park plans unveiled

Jun 26, 2018

A vision to create a national park in the West Midlands which would span more than seven cities and create hundreds of miles of green space, conservation areas and new cycle routes, has been unveiled. The proposals have been drawn up by Kathryn Moore, professor of landscape architecture at Birmingham City University, and would make the region home to the UK’s 16th official national park. The 15 existing parks are in areas including the Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, the New Forest and the Peak District. The plans have already gained support from West Midlands mayor Andy Street, Meriden MP Dame Caroline Spelman…

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Environmental Street Furniture opens first office in America

Jun 25, 2018

Northern Ireland based Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) has announced the opening of their first office in America. Simultaneously, the company’s Stellar Solar Smart Bench was launched in New York City by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, as part of the Smart Cities campaign. ESF’s new office is located in Washington and is the company’s first entity in the US. The decision to open an American office follows numerous successful contracts in the themed entertainment industry in North America. Alan Lowry, managing director of ESF said the move into America was the next step in growing the business. Alan said: “Throughout our…