The Daiichi project site is located 40 miles outside of Tokyo in a small, quiet town surrounded by rice fields, coastlines, and mountains. The company aimed to improve working conditions for their employees and to make manifest the company’s commitment to a healthy environment. In order to fulfill their building design concept, “Working in a Forest,” Takenaka Architecture invited WRT to serve as landscape design consultants.
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The Goods Line | Sydney, Australia | ASPECT Studios with CHROFI for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
The Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize, by Fundació Banc de Sabadell, forms part of the International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona, that will take place in Barcelona, on the next 29th,30th September and 1st October. After closing the submission of landscape projects and planning created around the world since 2011 to 2016, the International Jury has selected 10 finalists.
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The eagerly anticipated 2016 Triumph Pavilion at the Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green, London, next to the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum of Childhood has now opened to the public with great applause. The Triumph Pavilion project is an annual showcase and on the whole a unique and exciting celebration of architecture and design. It encourages architectural experimentation and exploration including form, function and material. The Pavilion is also part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture.
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In the 1950s, 60s and 70s almost all Amsterdam city parks, including Oosterpark, have had playful additions designed by the famous Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck. Employed by the Municipality of Amsterdam, Van Eyck designed more than 700 public play zones between 1947 and 1978. They illustrate his vision on the use of a city, in which play zones become a present architectonically interesting urban element, that brings together young and old. Especially Van Eyck’s paddling pools function as true magnets for children during summertime, and his climbing igloos have become an intrinsic part of the youth of Amsterdam city kids generations.
Continue reading Carve reinvigorate a Van Eyck paddling pool as a magnet for city kids
James Corner Field Operations will be the lead designer and landscape architect for over 15 acres of additional Riverfront Park space and walkways in Newark, bringing the total size of the city’s only public access to the Passaic River waterfront to well over 31 acres.
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karres+brands together with Ghilardi+Hellsten arkitekter have made the development plan for the coastal town of Fosnavåg in Norway. The town is one of the most important fishing towns along the west coast and the governing centre for the Herøy area. The urban development focusses on creating a better connection to the sea for big ships, densifying the city centre and re-interpreting the historical inner harbor. New public spaces will be developed, connecting different parts of the town and surrounding landscape.
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Green Square is an affordable housing project that has already gained international recognition being shortlisted at the prestigious 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards.
Continue reading Green Square | affordable housing with green communal spaces