July 18, 2018

NSW government proposes enclave around western Sydney Metro station

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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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Revamp of Springfield Park before adding new greenspace

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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…

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Tropical recreation area set to cool central Singapore

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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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International Garden Festival in Quebec opens 19th edition

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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

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

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“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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Shortlist revealed for World Landscape Architecture Festival Awards 2018

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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…

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Grant Associates consult Bristol University development

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The team set to develop Bristol University’s new Temple Quarter includes globally recognised architecture firms Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, engineering consultants Buro Happold and ARUP and international landscape architecture consultancy Grant Associates, all of whom have local teams based in Bristol and Bath. The new campus will provide spaces for teaching, learning, research and innovation including flexible collaborative spaces for co-located enterprises. A student village will offer state of the art accommodation and an open access Quantum Technology Innovation Centre on the campus will take quantum research from the lab into the commercial world. High…

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Garden Dialogues bring an intimate look at landscape architecture to Bridgehampton

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The goal of The Cultural Landscape Foundation is to connect people with places, bringing landscape architecture into discussion. This is exactly what J. Brian Sawyer, a landscape architect and member of TCLF’s stewardship council, plans to do at a Bridgehampton residence he designed in a discussion series titled the Garden Dialogues. The Garden Dialogues began in 2012, inspired by the foundation’s focus on landscapes and patronage. “Without great patrons, there is rarely a great work of landscape architecture,” said Charles Birnbaum, the president and CEO of TCLF. Mr. Birnbaum said he never truly got the information or the real interaction…

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LI leaders join industry experts in promoting urban green infrastructure

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On Thursday 28 June, Polypipe host a one-off conference, promoting the importance of green infrastructure in the built environment. The free event will take place at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) headquarters at One Great Street, London. Senior LI staff and members CEO Dan Cook, Sue Illman PPLI, Dr Phil Askew and Martin Kelly will be among the 16 industry experts speaking. Traditional piped drainage systems still have an important role to play in ensuring the resilience of our towns and cities. But they are now only part of the solution. This is why innovation such as drainage through…

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