2013 in Review | September

Monks Garden Redesigned by Michael Van Valkenburgh
Michael Van Valkenburgh’s work combines an artist’s perspective and a love of plants in the making of a garden. His firm, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, has been significantly recognized in recent years for work on larger urban parks, campus work and landscape urbanism projects.

London 2012 Olympic Park | London UK | LDA Design with Hargreaves Associates
The London 2012 Olympic Park is one of the most significant new pieces of urban realm to have been created in living memory. LDA Design in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates has led the design of the Parklands and Public Realm for the entire 102 hectare site

Burnley Living Roofs | Melbourne Australia | HASSELL
The Burnley Living Roofs, recently opened at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus, is a world-class research and teaching facility – the first of its kind in Australia. The University has established the facility to demonstrate to the wider community how green transformations can be achieved in our cities, aspiring to lead through example.

2013 in Review | August 2013

Crown Sky Garden | Chicago USA | mikyoung kim design
The Crown Sky Garden is a place of interaction and sanctuary for the children, families, doctors and administrators of this new hospital. For the patients and families, the garden offers an interactive area of light, water, and color.

Wawa Pukllay | Coporaque Perú | Coporaque Workshop & AGA estudio creativo
The team worked the relationship object-surface through the materiality of space (land and pasture), local materials (chaclas), and the recovery of existing artifacts which were already familiar to users.

UNISA Kgorong Centre | Pretoria South Africa | Cave Klapwijk and Associates
UNISA’s brief to the design team was to reflect a new Africanism, a site of confluence of traditional wisdom transmitted to a younger generation. The Kgorong Centre was built as a gathering place for students and gateway to the rest of the campus.

2013 in Review | July

Waterplein | Rotterdam Netherlands | DE URBANISTEN
The space is gently defined and subdivided by a green structure of high grasses, colorful flowers and the existing large trees. Our water square creates a new context for the great modern building of Maaskant and the fantastic giant artwork of Karel Appel.

Waterplein Benthemplein from de urbanisten on Vimeo.

Bellamy Park | Vlissingen Netherlands | OKRA
The Bellamy Park, the de Ruyterplein and the Beursplein in Vlissingen form an ensemble of spaces in the context of a changing maritime town. The image of the big ships in town has disappeared. The maritime character presents itself much more refined. The town centre has enlarged itself psychologically, with the developments around the Arsenaal and the fishing harbour, and recently with redeveloped squares and streets.

Civic Space Park | Phoenix USA | AECOM
AECOM’s Phoenix-based Design + Planning studio guided the project from visioning sessions and masterplanning of the park, through complete construction observation. Work included extensive public meetings with the community to create a park that accommodates a variety of users and events, alongside a major public art commission, and various interactive water features and lighting elements.

2013 in Review | June

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 | Sou Fujimoto
Designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space – with a café run for the
first time by Fortnum and Mason inside – visitors will be encouraged to enter and interact with the Pavilion in different ways throughout its four-month tenure in London’s Kensington Gardens.

5 Churchill Place Plaza | London UK | HOK
HOK worked closely with the client to produce a design which responds to the need for public use and continues the high quality contemporary design of the Canary Wharf Estate.

Curtin University Place Activation Plan | Perth Australia | PLACE Laboratory
Code-named Curtin City the project will deliver a new population of students, researchers and residents of up to 70,000 people living and working in Perth’s newest knowledge economy. Connected to the city by the MAX light rail transit, Curtin City will be only minutes from downtown Perth enabling the rapid exchange of business and research ideas.

2013 in Review | May

The Plaza at Harvard University | Cambridge USA | Stoss
The Plaza transforms this previously barren and underutilized space—with deteriorated asphalt paths and muddy lawns—into a new social hub of campus life, and a new meeting place for city residents, University affiliates, and visitors alike.
The Plaza at Harvard University | Cambridge USA | Stoss

Re-Cultivating the Forest City | Cleveland USA | PORT
Re-Cultivating the Forest City looks to leverage a highly modified natural system subjugated by various formats of anthropogenic occupancy to create an instrument of urban regeneration in the context of an economically and environmentally challenged middle American city.

Cranbrook Junior School | Sydney Australia | ASPECT Studios
The new Cranbrook Junior School was designed with the ambition of creating a ‘school in a park’. Working closely with Tzannes Associates, ASPECT Studios developed the landscape design to provide flexible spaces that best meet teaching, learning and play requirements.

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