31st Street Harbor | Chicago USA | AECOM

December 18, 2012,AEDT

The 31st Street Harbor, one of the largest harbors built in Chicago in the last 50 years, transforms an underused portion of Lake Michigan lakeshore into a new public amenity. Unlike traditional harbors that are typically commercial ventures, this project took the approach of integrating the 1,000-slip marina with a | Read More

VIDEO | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: a Landscape Legacy

December 5, 2012,AEDT

As we enter December and start to look back at landscape architecture projects of 2012, there is one project that stands out – The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A park that involved numerous landscape architecture firms and allied professionals. The Landscape Institute recently published a short video – The Olympic | Read More

Detroit Riverfront Design Competition | UPDATE

November 29, 2012,AEDT

The American Institute of Architects Detroit’s Urban Priorities Committee (AIA-UPC) is conducting a design competition to redesign the riverfront of Detroit. The competition will focus on the area between Cobo Hall and the Renaissance Center and between Jefferson Avenue and the Detroit River. This section of Riverfront which includes Hart | Read More

The National Creative Cluster | Beijing China | Sasaki Associates

November 29, 2012,AEDT

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Beijing has made huge strides to solidify its position as one of the world’s great cities.  It is a city that is modernizing rapidly— skyscrapers are rising out of fallow fields, a new transportation system is extending the reach of the city, and | Read More

Al Maryah Island | Abu Dhabi UAE | Broadway Malyan

November 8, 2012,AEDT

The concept masterplan for Al Maryah Island (formerly Sowwah Island) recently renamed by the Abu Dhabi Municipality, in recognition of its economic and historical importance and geographic location, has been approved.The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has approved the plan, which covers over 3.5 million sqm of mixed-use development | Read More

Wuxi Taihu New City | Wuxi China | SOM with Tom Leader Studio

October 24, 2012,AEDT

Wuxi Taihu New City is an approximately 500-hectare master plan that reconnects the city with its waterfront and creates dense, walkable neighborhoods oriented around a central park. The master plan, by SOM in collaboration with Tom Leader Studio, involves an extensive open space network to improve quality of life in a | Read More

2050 Ultra Flood Plain | Ayutthaya Thailand | Shma

October 16, 2012,AEDT

The goal of modern development has created a clear separation between agricultural and industrial activities, between human and nature, between fluid and solid territories, which become a threat to human living. As we move forwards and slowly detach from nature, we neglect the power of it and forget how we | Read More

Tbilisi Zoo | Tbilisi Georgia | HASSELL

October 2, 2012,AEDT

The London Studio of HASSELL, working with Arup, has been appointed by Tbilisi City Hall to carry out the concept design of the new Tbilisi Zoo on the outskirts of the Georgian capital city. The project will see the existing city centre zoo replaced by a zoological and recreation complex | Read More

A High Line for London competition shortlist announced

October 1, 2012,AEDT

A High Line for London design competition  launched by the Landscape Institute, Mayor of London and Garden Museum has announced the finalists shortlist of 20 designs selected from over 170 entries. Inspired by the success of New York’s High Line, an urban park which has transcended the commonly accepted role of an urban park, | Read More

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