Hollywood & Vine Metro Plaza Unifies Urban Streetscape

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Set just east of the fabled intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the Rios Clementi Hale Studios-designed Hollywood/Vine Metro portal and public plaza is a dynamic addition to one of the world’s most famous stretches of urban streetscape. The subway stop’s golden entry canopy and surrounding common areas merge into the ground plane of Hollywood Boulevard, serving as a pedestrian threshold and grand “front door” for the elegant W Hollywood Hotel and residences—which rise up just behind—and a gracious arrival point for Metro Red Line riders.

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Landmark on Cebeli Hill, Antalya Turkey

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1/1 Landscape + Architecture from Istanbul, Turkey have designed ‘Landmark Project of Cebeli Hill’, with a new program that looks out new requirements and opportunities. The originality of Cebeli Hill is re-interpreted in the construction and silhuette fiction. The design that has the holistic green spaces, ecological solutions and to include local species in the design; contains global protection principles besides monumental structure’s contemporary architectural language.

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Parque Bicentenario Estero 2010 – CAPALab (fabriKG)

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CAPALab’s aim, by combining two main attractors (activities + green public areas), was to encourage the local population and visitors to use ‘the Estero’ and in turn take ownership of this essential resource.

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IALE: Future Landscape Ecology

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The International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK) held its annual conference at the University of Brighton, 14-16 September. This year’s focus was ‘Future Landscape Ecology’ with sessions on Species responses to landscapes; assessing vulnerability and resilience; future scenarios; problem-solving; workshop sessions; landscape-scale adaptation and management.

Richard Smithers,  ialeUK chair stated

The challenge for future landscape ecology is to help create a new narrative for conserving the natural environment, establishing it as the basis for all useful function.

If future landscape ecology can help provide governments with better information on ecosystem services, then common tragedy might be averted through imposing solutions.

The 2011 conference will be held on 5-8 September(provisional dates) at University of Wolverhampton.

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SOURCE: International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK)

IMAGE SOURCE: International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK)

SLA: Process Urbanism – The City as Artificial Ecosystem

SLA has developed a landscape inspired planning method called processs urbanism. SLA does not regard nature and the city as opposites. The city is part of nature’s ecosystem and vice versa. There has to be a balance and a direct synergy effect between the many dynamic elements. Knowledge about wind, water, light, energy, circulation, politics, health, urban life, density, sustainability etc. is collected to create one urban ecosystem, filled with poetry and surprises.

The movie about process urbanism is an process itself, and will be subject to editions during 2010 and 2011. Currently the movie is shown at the Man Made Environment exhibition(23.09.–21.11), that will be shown in the Nordic countries during 2010-12, and on the website processurbanism.com.

SLA is a Copenhagen office of architects working with innovative landscape and urban space planning in Denmark and abroad. Among the office’s best known projects are the new urban spaces in Frederiksberg, the elephant landscape at the Copenhagen Zoo and the regeneration of Sønder Boulevard in Copenhagen. The office has ongoing projects on the waterfront in Oslo and at Kalvebod Brygge, as well as at several other locations.

SOURCE: Youtube CREDIT: SLA

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