The five most read Landscape Architecture posts of 2015

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.

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Plovdiv Central Square | Plovdiv, Bulgaria | Panagiota Mouratidou, Vasiliki Tsiouma

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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.

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STUDENT PROJECT | The Power of Paths | Afshin Ashari & Ameneh Kadivar

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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.

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Nanjing Niushoushan Cultural Park | Nanjing China | HASSELL

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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.
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Crossrail Place retail & roof garden | FOSTER + PARTNERS, Landscape by Gillespies

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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.

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Finalists announced for Pershing Square, Los Angeles

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Pershing Square Renew has announced that four teams have made the third and final phase in the design competition to re-envisioning Pershing Square, Los Angeles’ oldest park. Phase 2 included a 10 teams that have now been shortlisted to four teams including :

The next phase kicks off on January 11, 2016 with the winner to be announced in April.

Find out more from Pershing Square Renew

The Goods Line | Sydney, Australia | ASPECT Studios with CHROFI for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

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The opening of The Goods Line in Ultimo brings the vision of a more connected, sustainable and innovative Sydney one step closer to reality. The Goods Line, a New South Wales Government initiative and delivered by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, is the key strategic link and an important green space for this burgeoning part of the city.

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