Garden of 10,000 bridges 万桥园 opens at Xian Expo: West 8

April 29, 2011,AEDT

The International Horticultural Expo in Xian, China opened on 28th April. The Garden of 10,000 bridges by West 8 is complete along with many other display gardens. Gardens are telling stories; they are poetry and have a narrative. Our garden represents the human life, the path of people’s lifetime. This path | Read More

SWA Group design Mixed Use Fairgrounds in California

April 28, 2011,AEDT

SWA Group has been named to provide detailed site planning and a Specific Plan for the 149-acre Solano360 mixed-use development that will transform the County Fairgrounds property at I-80 and Highway 37 into a year-round destination. The project will integrate a new County fairgrounds with entertainment, retail, hospitality, event- and | Read More

bimbaum + flowerflash by xarchitekten + henning grahn

April 25, 2011,AEDT

The city of vienna is working on a general concept for urban development goals, to be reached by 2020. Within this context an open competition was launched, aimed at finding and developing ‘urban oases’. The winning projects are the ‘bimbaum’ and the ‘flowerflash’ by xarchitekten + henning grahn. The projects | Read More

FijnPlein (Fair Square) – Beijum Oost | MD Landschapsarchitecten

April 20, 2011,AEDT

A few years ago, the shopping centre in Beijum Oost was completely renovated. One of the most important interventions was the creation of a square. However, this square is experienced as being extremely empty, stony and unpleasant. For this reason, the City Council reserved a budget to make the square | Read More

West 8 wins Constitutional Court design competition

April 19, 2011,AEDT

The Paul Baumgartner-designed Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe is being restored. The campus of the court complex is to be revitalized and situated adjacent to the botanical garden and is part of the Schlossgarten. West 8’s winning competition entry features a grassland with stylized concrete tracks which make a patterned landscape in | Read More

Nodal development Voorburg, Netherlands | Posad Spatial Strategies

April 14, 2011,AEDT

The city of Leidschendam-Voorburg, Netherlands has recently approved the design for a extensive transformation of the Station  area .The urban plan, designed by POSAD spatial strategies, connects the different scales that are present, such as the historical center of Voorburg and the adjacent Binckhorst business park. The array of functions | Read More

STUDENT PROJECT: Rejuvenating Brentford | Helen Allen

April 14, 2011,AEDT

Helen Allen recently submitted her masters thesis to the University of Greenwich. The thesis creates a masterplan concept that proposes to stitch Brentford together and create a heart to the town centre using water as the thread. Brentford is located on the north side of the River Thames from Kew Botanic | Read More

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong | Foster+Partners

April 13, 2011,AEDT

A foundation stone laying ceremony, attended by the Chief Executive of HKSAR, senior government officials and representatives of the architects Foster + Partners and Dragages team, has been held recently to mark the start of construction of the new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong. Reinventing the site of | Read More

A new guide Valuing natural resources

April 13, 2011,AEDT

World Business Council for Sustainable Development has recently published a guide to help businesses how to value ecosystems and natural resources.  The Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV), an innovative framework designed to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fiber and | Read More

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