A Prison interacting with the landscape

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C. F. Møller Architects recently won the competition to build a new state prison on the island of Falster, Denmark. The new state prison for approximately 250 inmates is designed as a low, urban structure, centred round the various leisure and working facilities, which are connected via several streets and a central square.

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Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Winners announced

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Recently the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial oganization (ACBHM, Inc.) announced the winner of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial as “Fractured Landscapes,” submitted by Columbia School of Architecture students – Patrick Lausell and Paola Marquez.

The text of the “Fractured Landscapes’ submission by the Columbia University School of Architecture students described the memorial as a “fractured landscape and a river of light (that) stitch together disjointed surfaces, expressing our hopes for peace.”

Over 700 submissions from 55 countries and a 13 entries were shortlisted back in June. The final judging panel included Daniel Libeskind and James Young.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal and Press of Atlantic City

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Land News 18 Dec 2010 – 9/11 landscape, cities, china, planning, playgrounds

COMPETITION:  The City of Dreams 2011 PAVILION Register 15 January ’11 – Deadline 1 February ’11

EVENT: UCLA Architecture and Urban Design announces events for winter 2011 (inc. MAD Architects, Amid.cero9, WOHA, R&Sie(n) )

BLOG: making cities for people – by Gehl Architects (regularly updated)

BOOK : Ecological Urbanism (aka the brick) from Harvard GSD by Mohsen Mostafavi, Gareth Doherty

NEWS/BLOGS FROM THIS WEEK

The Destiny of Cities – [City Journal]

Study shows post-9/11 security zones blight landscape: Barriers, metal gates create ‘architecture of fear’ [yubanet.com]

Flying to Cambodia: A $1 Billion Aerotropolis – by Jenara Nerenberg at [Fast Company]

Harbor Walk $400k project draws 10 applicants [Gloucester Times]

Architects put stamp on Chinese Skyline [washington post]

Paperwork’s easy part of design: pitching to public is harder, says planner [Vancouver Sun]

When it rains, pollutants pour into Chesapeake Bay [pilotonline.com]

Green Lantern: Which country is worse for emissions, India or China? [washington post]

Residents unite against bike path in Ocean City [pressofatlanticcity.com]

Urban sprawl on farmland is not healthy [Times of India]

Australia’s first carbon neutral office building wins Banksia Award [Architecture&Design]

Requiem for a briny mud flat – [faslanyc]

Bringing Nature into Playgrounds – [Land Perspectives]

Building in NY City Parks? In 1912, Such as suggestion sparked outrage [Pardon Me for Asking]

Oneida County starts its own Food Policy Council – [syracuse.com]

Plan & Section interview with Diane Balmori

Chelsea Larsson has just posted an interview with Diane Balmori at her Plan and Section blog. Chelsea asks Diane about her new book A Landscape Manifesto [Amazon Link] and the process of design.

read the interview at New Word: Interview with Diane Balmori, A Landscape Manifesto

Le Monolithe and Cour de Loges completed: West 8

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Recently MVRDV and West 8 announced that ‘Le Monolithe’ in Lyon, France is complete. The contemporary urban block with five separate volumetric volumes designed by 5 different architects including MVRDV, Pierre Gautier, Manuelle Gautrand, ECDM and Erik van Egeraat. The public plaza – ‘Cour de Loges was designed by WEST 8.

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