June 19, 2018

Top ten landscaping projects in the UAE valued at over $5.8 billion

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The total value of the top 10 landscaping projects in the UAE exceeds $5.8 billion, said the event organisers of the upcoming Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, the Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for urban, green and open spaces. With three new theme parks under development among the major landscaping projects, the UAE reinforces its position as an attractive destination for recreational tourism. The world’s tallest building (the 828-metre Burj Khalifa), the world’s largest indoor theme park (the IMG Worlds of Adventure, as big as 28 football fields), and the world’s biggest shopping mall (the Dubai Mall, with over…

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Azizi Developments opens doors for new contract tenders

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Azizi Developments, one of the leading private developers in the UAE, has announced that it will start accepting the prequalification applications for AED 20 billion worth of contract tenders for its projects in Dubai in 2018. This is in addition to the developer’s existing pipeline of projects that are in various stages of development across the city. Construction on the various projects is set to commence 60 days from now and will be delivered by 2020. This is the largest tender announcement from the developer till date and will contribute to its real estate portfolio over the next few years….

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ASLA looks forward to World Landscape Architecture month 2018

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This April the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) by looking to the future of the profession. As a part of ASLA’s “This Is Landscape Architecture” social media campaign, a different student chapter will take over ASLA’s Instagram account each day in April. WLAM will also serve as the launch of ASLA’s new logo and rebrand. After a successful 2017 campaign, ASLA will again ask its members and landscape architects around the world to share their favorite designed spaces on social media with a card that reads “This Is Landscape Architecture” with #WLAM2018….

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Moorings Park Grande Lake names landscape architect

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Outside Productions International has been named the landscape architect for Moorings Park Grande Lake, a new life plan community being developed through a partnership between Moorings Park and luxury custom homebuilder and developer London Bay Homes. Landscape architect Patrick Trefz, ASLA, RLA, founded the landscape and architectural design firm in May 2000. During the past 18 years, Outside Productions has served Southwest Florida as well as international clients from around the world including Canada, China, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico and Russia, to name a few. Trefz is a Florida native who grew up in the Tampa Bay area and is a graduate of the…

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Five cities selected to develop global water resilience framework

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Cities from five continents have been selected to contribute to the development of a global framework for water resilience. The City Water Resilience Framework (CWRF), developed by Arup with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, will help cities better prepare for and respond to shocks and stresses to their water systems. Amman, Cape Town, Mexico City, Greater Miami and the Beaches, and Hull were selected because they represent the range of water challenges facing cities around the world. They have also been selected because of their diversity in terms of size of population, geographic location and economic status and because of…

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OJB Landscape Architecture wins the AIA Collaborative Achievement Award for Klyde Warren Park

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced Klyde Warren Park, a freeway deck park in Dallas designed by OJB Landscape Architecture (OJB), as the recipient of the 2018 Collaborative Achievement Award. This award “recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.” The park will be honored at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York. OJB Founder and President, James Burnett, FASLA, said, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award from the AIA. A project of this scale takes close collaboration with many…

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Adelaide contemporary shortlisted architects welcomed and competition jury announced

The six star design teams vying to win the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition were welcomed to Adelaide with an Aboriginal welcome by Kaurna Elder, Frank Wanganeen, earlier this week. This week , Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia and Minister for the Arts, addressed them as they prepared for a site visit and briefing. On Monday, the architects were offered a formal Welcome to Country, an Aboriginal greeting for newcomers that dates back thousands of years. Adelaide is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and the project site, close to the Art Gallery of South…

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Studio Stefano Boeri Architetti continues its design activities in favour of sustainable architecture worldwide

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Following the Vertical Forest projects of Milan, Nanjing, Utrecht, Tirana, Lausanne,Paris – and after the global publication of the call-to-action video for Urban Forestry (https://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/urbanforestry) comes today ’s announcement of the new Vertical Forest to be constructed in the Netherlands, in Eindhoven. The Trudo Vertical Forest will be the first Vertical Forest adopted by a social housing project. It is therefore destined for use by low-income social groups, particularly young people with an urban lifestyle. The 19 floors of the Tower will house apartments rented out at affordable rates and graced by balconies with hundreds of trees and plants in…

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Resilient infrastructure proposal aims to protect San Francisco Bay from rising sea levels

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San Francisco’s Bay Area could be in for a major ecological makeover. SCAPE Landscape Architecture has unveiled Public Sentiment, a living infrastructure proposal that aims to create a visitor-friendly buffer zone around the bay’s most vulnerable ecosystems – made up of marshes, mudflats, and coastal edges – that would protect the low-lying zones from the imminent threat of rising sea levels. Scape’s proposal was developed for the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, an open design competition that calls for innovative solutions to the many issues facing the Bay Area due to climate change. According to the architects, their inspiration for the proposal is based…

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Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition coming soon

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University College Dublin (UCD) is commissioning an international search for an outstanding design team to devise an Entrance Precinct Masterplan and design a landmark 8,000 sqm building, the circa €48m Centre for Creative Design. The international competition will launch in early 2018. Interested architects, urban designers and masterplanners can now sign up to receive notification of launch on the competition website’s holding page at https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/universitycollegedublin/ UCD benefits from a parkland and wooded campus close to Dublin’s city centre that has a serious architectural pedigree with a mid-20th-century core that was designed by Andrzej Wejchert. Recent additions include the Student Centre,…

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