Safe Trestles – Design Competition

Architecture for Humanity in partnership with San Onofre Foundation and The Surfrider Foundation are staging an open design competition. This is a two-phase open competition to generate visionary ideas for a safe trail and railroad crossing that provides access Lower Trestles. After the eight-week Phase 1 period, 4-5 finalists will be selected to develop their designs in Phase 2 with a $2000+ stipend each.

Access to Trestles, one of North America’s most celebrated waves, is under threat due to safety and environmental concerns. Currently, over 100,000 people each year follow informal trails through wetlands and over active train tracks to gain access to the surf breaks at Trestles. These impromptu manmade paths present a safety hazard with passing trains and threaten the fragile ecosystem of Trestles.

In response, a coalition of concerned groups organized by the volunteer non-profit organization Architecture for Humanity, are launching “Safe Trestles,” an open-to-all, two-stage design competition to create a safe pathway to serve surfers, the local coastal community and day visitors to San Onofre State Beach.

Registration Deadline: March 17, 2010
Submission Deadline: April 17, 2010
Entry Fee: $20 USD
Event sponsored by Nike 6.0

Registration and Entry through the Open Architecture Network

For more information about the competition go to the Open Architecture Network competition website

WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT is not involved with organisation, registration, entries or judging of this competition for all correspondence and information please contact the competition website Open Architecture Network

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UNM Landscape Architecture Graduate Students Win ENYA Awards

UNM landscape architecture graduate students Yekaterina Yushmanova, Kristina Guist, Maggie Ryan and Aaron Coffeen are winners in the ENYA (Emerging New York Architects) International Ideas Competition, a biennial architectural competition for emerging professionals.

They competed while students in Assistant Professor Katya Crawford’s Competition Studio 505 in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning.

Yushmanova won 3rd prize, Guist the student prize, Ryan an honorable mention and Coffeen received a special selection. Crawford’s students made a good showing. Of the top eight awards, UNM students earned three.

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Auckland’s Queens Wharf redevelopment stalled

Auckland‘s City council has rejected the latest plans for $100 million redevelopment of Queens Wharf which was scheduled to be the ‘party central’ for the Rugby World Cup to be held in 2011.

Back in November, WLA reported that the International Design Competition for Queen’s Wharf finished in controversy when no winner was awarded.

Now it seems that the new $97 million redevelopment plan have also been halted.

……that plan was rejected, and three other, cheaper plans for temporary structures also put on hold until a masterplan for the waterfront was developed, said Auckland City mayor John Banks. (New Zealand Herald)

Read more at the [SOURCE: New Zealand Herald - Mayors reject Queens Wharf funding plan]

Field Operations gets on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Architecture Companies list

Fast Company has just published its list of  World’s Most Innovative Companies 2010 with an overall Top 50 and also a Top 10 for industries such as Architecture, Design, Electronics, China (?).

Field Operations made it to No. 10 on the Most Innovative Companies Architecture Industry list for its work on the High Line and future work on Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier. Diller Scofidio + Renfro was No.1 on the Most Innovative Companies Architecture Industry list for work on the Highline and other projects which ‘transformed public space in Manhattan last year’.

WET Design is No. 10 on the Top 10 Most Innovative Design Companies list. Famous for their designs including the Dubai Fountain, Lumia and Los Angeles’s first permeable grass parking lot.

Built Environment design companies that made the World’s Most Innovative Companies 2010 Top 50 overall list included Diller Scofidio + Renfro(32), MVRDV (44).

Check out the Top 10 at Most Innovative Architecture Companies Industry list and the World’s Most Innovative Companies 2010 Top 50 overall list

[SOURCE: Fast Company]

http://www.fastcompany.com/mic/2010

Trump’s golf course plans submitted to local council

Donald Trump’s £1 billion golf resort was submitted to the Aberdeenshire Council (Scotland). The new proposal includes a championship golf course, resort, and a new village, complete with shops, pubs and cafes. The 1,400-acre site at Menie, drawn up by Gareth Hoskins Architects, was a requirement of the outline planning approval for the development of a golf course and resort.

The drawings and plans from today’s submission are to be exhibited to the public at the Udny Arms Hotel, Newburgh, from March 12-13.

read more at the [SOURCE: Times Online - Donald Trumps masterplan for 'world's greatest golf course in Scotland']

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