The New Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo, open to the public on April 18, 2016, is the largest center in the U.S. devoted to public education on penguin conservation. Home to over 100 penguins of four species—Rockhopper, Macaroni, King and Gentoo—this Antarctic habitat optimizes animal well-being and encourages wild behavior, including sliding, diving, nesting, and rearing young. Penguin well-being was central to the design of the new habitat for King, Macaroni and Rockhopper penguins and the introduction of active, water-loving Gentoo penguins.
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The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), announced today at their World Congress in Turin, Italy, that German Landscape Architect Peter LATZ has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.
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A global short film competition concerning the profoundly frightening and yet somehow incredibly optimistic landscapes of the 21st century. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in partnership with the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, invites the submission of 3–4 minute short films on the general subject of the new epoch of the Anthropocene. Six finalists will be preselected by the judges for public screening at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on the evening of 27 October 2016.
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MVRDV partnered with Traumhaus, a housing producer which focuses on low-cost high-quality homes based on standardised elements, to design 27.000m2 of housing, gardens and public spaces. The scheme is situated in Funari, one of five districts in a major re-development of the Benjamin Franklin barracks in Mannheim. The new village is a catalogue of dwelling and garden typologies, a huge set of variations on Traumhaus’ original design, each designed to support a different type of household and demographic. The collaboration combines tradition with extravaganza, experience with experimentation, quality with quantity, sharing the ideal of variety and social access with innovation and realisation. Through encouraging a range of different inhabitants to live in the area MVRDV hopes to transform the modern idea of village life with segregated households, into a rich diverse community where individuality and quality of life are paramount.
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Cemeteries were once designed for a few, and looked only to the past. Bunurong Memorial Park transforms the conventional to create a contemporary community park for all, for everyday use, for walking and playing, in addition to being a most special place to memorialise the lives of those now passed.
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The colourful garden provides aesthetic experience not only for visitors but for those looking out of the windows of the infirmaries.
LIPOT this name is presently associated with a closed down, ruined building in the middle of a wood-like park in the 2nd district of Budapest located at the junction of the Huvosvolgyi road and the Hars hill at the edge of the hills and the city.
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The Zaton tourist settlement is a coastal and marine area of 100 hectares and great individuality. The whole area of tourist village is exceptional for its landscape characteristics. Sandy bay, overall mildness of the landscape, the forests and plenty of green represent the highest landscape value. Its master plan calls for a pedestrian pathway that in one direction leads toward the old royal town of Nin and in the other direction towards the sea.
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