A place of openness and exchange
To build a new library is to give to one’s community, to make a gesture of openness, of exchange, of culture and of urbanity. Situated in the multi-ethnic borough of Saint-Laurent on a busy urban boulevard, the library is one of a series of public structures with a lush woodland park running behind them. Founded on the prioritization of the user’s perception, the library and its landscape offer a contemporary place of varied experiences. It is a place of openness and exchange devoted to discovery, communication and interaction.
Continue reading A Montreal library where landscape merges with architecture
Impression of the new bridges at the Haringkade
The Municipality of The Hague presented the vision for The International Park which will connect three existing parks – the Scheveningse Bosjes, the Waterpartij and the Westbroekpark – into one improved city park that rivals London’s Hyde Park in size.
Continue reading Three parks come together in The International Park
2015 is coming to a close and I wish you a great 2016 and look forward to receiving more projects from around the world. I thought it would be good to share the five most read posts from World Landscape Architecture this year.
1. Sasaki Associates designs Shanghai’s largest park
Zhangjiabang is the first of Shanghai’s eight planned “green wedges”, and will become the city’s largest public park.
Continue reading The five most read Landscape Architecture posts of 2015
Plovdiv Central Square has the potential to become the most visited civic destination of the city and even more one of the most famous European Squares. However, at present the Square appears to be of poor identity, not well connected to the city, with no distinct access points, with neglected, fragmented archeological spaces, lack of vegetation and vast hard pavement and parking surfaces, disorienting and confusing users and visitors as they move across or between the different levels.
Continue reading Plovdiv Central Square | Plovdiv, Bulgaria | Panagiota Mouratidou, Vasiliki Tsiouma
The goal of this project is to propose a replicable and site specified progressive rehabilitation design in order to enhance the integrity of the existing ecosystem of the ORM. Instead of dismissing the features created during the extraction process, these features will be used as landscape design tools to celebrate the hidden power of them.
Continue reading STUDENT PROJECT | The Power of Paths | Afshin Ashari & Ameneh Kadivar
The Nanjing Niushoushan Cultural Park has been established to collectively exhibit and preserve the cultural treasures of Niushou Mountain – a centuries-old sacred Buddhist site in southern Nanjing containing historic monasteries, pagodas, and relics of the Ming Dynasty.
Continue reading Nanjing Niushoushan Cultural Park | Nanjing China | HASSELL
A major new shopping development and roof garden above Canary Wharf Crossrail Station has opened to the public today, ahead of the station opening in 2018. Stretching more than 300 metres along the north dock, the above ground scheme designed by Foster + Partners includes four levels of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as extensive public gardens, which are densely planted with trees and plants, and interspersed with seating and pavilions – all partially enclosed by a timber lattice roof, which wraps around the building like a protective shell.
Continue reading Crossrail Place retail & roof garden | FOSTER + PARTNERS, Landscape by Gillespies