Recently the finalists for the ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition were selected to continue into Phase 2 of the competition to develop conceptual designs and 3-D models for a wildlife overpass at West Vail Pass along Interstate Highway 70 near Vail, Colorado. The designs are intended to usher in a new generation of wildlife crossing infrastructure using new methods, new materials, and new thinking to reduce structural costs and increase adaptability and ecological function. The five finalist teams are:
- Balmori Associates (New York) with StudioMDA, Knippers Helbig Inc., David Skelly, CITA, Bluegreen, John A. Martin & Associates, and David Langdon.
- The Olin Studio (Philadelphia) with Explorations Architecture (Paris), Buro Haphold (London) and Applied Ecological Services.
- Janet Rosenberg & Associates (Toronto) with Blackwell Bowick Partnership, Dougan & Associates, and Ecokare International.
- Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates with HNTB Engineering with Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
- Zwarts & Jantsma Architects (Amsterdam) with OKRA Landscape Architects, IV-infra and Planecologie
SOURCE: [ARC Competition]
Spiegel recently reported that Berlin city officials announced the shortlist for Parklandschaft Tempelhof – the historic airport site that will be transformed into a new city park and also the site for hosting the 2017 IGA.
The competition has 6 finalists who will share the €100,000 prize and will negotiate with the government for next stages of design. The finalists teams include
- BASE, Paris
- bbzl böhm benfer zahiri landschaften städtebau, Berlin
- Capatti Staubach, Berlin
- GROSS.MAX, Edinburgh
- Rehwaldt Architekten Landschaft, Dresden
- Topotek 1, Berlin
Continue reading Parklandschaft Tempelhof shortlist
Last week the City of Seattle announced the shortlist of finalists for the role of lead designer. The four shortlisted teams are led by the following firms:
- Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
– James Corner Field Operations
– Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
– Wallace Roberts & Todd
The shortlist was established through careful consideration of Statements of Qualifications submitted by 30 teams for the project. The team ultimately selected by the City will lead a design process for more than nine acres of new waterfront public space and a new surface street on Alaskan Way.
Public Presentations will be made by the design teams on September 15. More information
Mark Hinshaw, FAIA, architect and urban planner has written a good post about the Central Waterfront project at Crosscut
You can also get news about the Central Waterfront Project on the Facebook page
[SOURCE: City of Seattle]
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of the 2010 National Awards.
The top honor of Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture was awarded to
James Mather Delaney Design Pty Ltd in partnership with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects and City of Sydney for Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Paddington, Sydney
AILA 2010 National Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence
Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Darlington Public Domain Stage Two, University of Sydney
Rouse Hill Landscape Restoration, Sydney
Oculus Landscape Architecture & Urban Design
Rouse Hill Town Centre, Sydney
National Landscape Awards
Several other projects in each category where also awarded and can be seen at the AILA National Awards website.
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Five additional acres of Brooklyn Bridge Park have been opened to the public, including the first 2,000 feet of the park’s greenway, a 30-foot wide, scenic bikeway and walkway along the East River shoreline. The first section of the new greenway starts at the park entrance at Old Fulton Street and ends at the foot of Pier 2, approximately 2,000 feet to the south.
When complete, Brooklyn Bridge Park will be a sustainably built and operated 85-acre park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River edge and will include lawns, active recreation fields and courts, a calm water boating basin for non-motorized craft, restored ecological habitats, playgrounds, and a shared bikeway and walkway. Pier 1 opened to the public in March 2010 and Pier 6 opened in June 2010.
Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc, the park has won several important awards including the National Park Service’s 2010 Honor Award for Master Plans.
SOURCE: NYC & Brooklyn Bridge Park NYC
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