An international team led by London based artist Peter Fink (Form Associates) and lighting designer Mark Major (Speirs + Major) in association with Buro Happold in Los Angeles has been announced as the winner of the largest interactive green energy lighting project in North America. The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, built in 1969 in the spectacular context of the bay, has become a symbol of the San Diego area – just as the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges are symbols for San Francisco. The San Diego Bridge is characterised by its graceful 2.5 mile long curved deck supported by over 30 towers reaching a height of 200 feet over the navigation channel. The shipping channels are spanned by the world’s longest continuous three-span box girder measuring 1,880 feet.
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The design competition was held as part of the project to redevelop Place de l’Acadie and Place Henri-Bourassa, was intended primarily to produce a concept for creating areas to refresh the surrounding air in order to help fight the urban heat island effect.
The jury found that the project from NIP paysage stood out for the variety, quality and cohesiveness of the proposed areas, the potential performance in producing coolness, the user-friendliness of the meeting spaces, and the concept’s technical feasibility and viability, especially regarding its adaptability for future stages.
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West 8 urban design & landscape architecture has won the Land-art design competition for the Werpsterhoek junction in the Leeuwarden by-pass. The proposal that embodies a terp landscape will now be further developed. Architect Pieter Hoen: “You could say that we have made a large terp [local name for flood relief mound], thus providing a silhouette that fits in the Frisian landscape”. Particularly appealing to the jury were the simplicity and restraint applied in the design. It does not compete with the silhouette of the city, rather it provides a modest foreground.
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The Guardian has published an Interview with Benjamin H Bratton, director of the Center for Design and Geopolitics, Calit2 and University of California, San Diego as part of their Activate New York event to be held in late April. Bratton gives interesting insights into design, technology and urbanism including
……..Only if we assume that architects and designers are responsible for the architecture and design of cities. They are and they aren’t. Cities as almost living things unto themselves, which we can certainly effect in particular ways, but which evolve according patterns in migratory networks, logistical networks, financial networks, informational networks, and so on.
Read the full interview at The Guardian: Interview with Benjamin H Bratton
The international competition for the SLANT AWARDS is being held this year for the first time and on this occasion is aimed exclusively at students of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Design.
The central idea behind this challenge is that the project in question is a “virtual project”, one that has been created specifically for this competition. What you are being invited to do is to create a concept design for a public park, one which will not only serve the needs of the citizens of this city, but which will also aim to achieve iconic status and in so doing will enhance the international reputation of the city.
You will see from the brief that we are looking here at urban renewal, with the project being set on a vacant site in a riverside location. This competition has been designed to offer students an interesting challenge with what we believe are interesting rewards, and we have tried to keep it as simple as possible.
You can enter as often as you like, either as an individual, or as a team of 2 or 3, and an entry fee will be charged accordingly.
Registration Deadline: 22 April
Deadline for submissions: 10 June 2011
First Prize Euro 3,000
Second Prize Euro 1,500
Third Prize Euro 750
John Brookes (UK),
Ulf Nordfjell (Sweden)
Paolo L. Bürgi (Switzerland)
More Information at SLANT Design Competition
PLEASE CONTACT COMPETITION ORGANISERS FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS.
LAND Reader has no involvement in the organisation or judging of this competition.
You may remember Phil Heaton from the video One Town, Two Parks, Two different approaches we posted where Phil and Martha Schwartz take two different design approaches to community parks in Castleford. Recently, Phil Heaton was appointed as Director of Public Realm at Broadway Malyan – a new senior role which will see him spearhead the growth of the practice’s international landscape and public realm team. Philip joins from Cracknell landscape architects, where he was a director. He previously worked at Scott Wilson, Parklife and in the public sector.
In other Broadway Malyan news, the practice has promoted Adam Ross to Director of Planning and Jeff Nottage to Associate Director of Planning in the UK due to the recent growth of its planning team following a series of major project wins. Broadway Malyan has also reinforced its Middle East team through the appointment of Sarah Richardson, who joins the practice as an Associate Planner in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office.