We have just published WLA 13 – SMALL – the latest edition of WLA magazine and now we are putting out the Call for Submissions for WLA 14. The theme for WLA 14 is Temporary/Transitory – we are looking for temporary landscapes or landscapes that have transitioned from degraded to rehabilitate. Projects can include art installations, pop-ups/events (parklets, festivals, art shows) sales houses, display gardens (expos, shows), emergency landscapes (temporary housing, hospitals, aid etc), Construction – project management. Re-vegetation/Rehabilitation – mining, erosion control, wetlands, etc. Any conceptualized or realized project that fits within the theme. Projects should be from 2010-2014 with preference to projects from 2013-2014.
Continue reading WLA Magazine | Call for Submissions | Temporary/Transitory
The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, along with the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Multiculturalism), are pleased to announce that the design “Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival” presented by Team Lord of Toronto has been selected for the future National Holocaust Monument, which will be located in Ottawa.
Team Lord’s submission was selected from among six finalists who were invited to present their design concepts to a jury of professionals and to the public as part of a national design competition.
“On behalf of our multi-disciplinary team, we are deeply honoured to be entrusted with designing the monument to Holocaust victims and survivors, and we are committed to creating a place of meaning and value for all Canadians in our country’s capital.” —Gail Lord, Team lead and co-president of Lord Cultural Resources
Continue reading Team Lord (including Claude Cormier) wins National Holocaust Monument competition
The winning competition project proposed to reveal, highlight and subtly upgrade an array of unique elements of urban and natural heritage in the nowadays image of the city. The new design aimed to increase representativeness and to create a good basis for a comprehensive revitalisation of public space.
Continue reading Kranj old city centre renewal | Kranj Slovenia | Luz, d.d.
Regenerating a city’s urban heartbeat can be fraught with fear, challenges and public uncertainty, however after two years in the planning, PLACE Design Group has given the Dee Why community good reason to celebrate with its Master Plan set to transform the centre by the sea into a revitalised and vibrant destination.
Continue reading Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan | Sydney Australia | PLACE Design Group
Park and Slide Bristol [OFFICIAL VIDEO] from Cinematica Media on Vimeo.
Park and Slide in Bristol by Bristol Artist artist Luke Jerram turned Park Street in Bristol into a water slide! On the 4th May this giant 90m (300ft) water slide as part of Making Sundays Special and the Bristol Art Weekender. 96,573 people signed up for their chance to get a ‘ticket to slide’, through a ballot with only 360 tickets were issued.
The weekly shortlist of landscape architecture links from around the web..
Aspiring to the Trophy Garden | Linda Hales | New York Times
Patience goes with the privilege of territory. As Mr. Reed of MoMA put it, “You could see landscape as a performing art — the slowest of the performance arts.”
Dutch landscape architect wins grant for new type of farm on Malta | Gozonews.com
“A landscape architect from Holland has received a grant from the Dutch Creative Industries Fund to implement a project called ‘Fringefarm Malta & Gozo.’ Jos Willemsen developed the ‘fringefarm’ concept to give farmers and other rural entrepreneurs an economic incentive to work towards a greener environment.”
5 landscape designers and architects who pair soil with toil | Julie Earle-Levine | New York Post
Piet Oudolf, Susannah Drake, Raymond Jungles, Julie Farris, Michael Derrig – quick profile for each designer.
Dh6 billion to turn Dubai into ‘green paradise’ by 2025 | Sajila Saseendran | Khaleej Times
“Soft landscaping and the irrigation network in Dubai will get a boost with over Dh6 billion earmarked for them as part of the Dubai Municipality’s efforts to make the emirate a “green paradise” by 2025, officials said on Tuesday.”
Chelsea Flower Show: what influences the Telegraph designers? | Tim Richardson | Telegraph
With the Chelsea Flower show only a couple of weeks away, the Telegraph sits down with its designers to see what has inspired them this year.
Continue reading This Week in Landscape | 11 May 2014