Nicollet Mall | Minneapolis USA | James Corner Field Operations

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James Corner Field Operations won the commission to redesign Nicollet Mall, a beloved but aging pedestrian and transit corridor in downtown Minneapolis. Today, Nicollet Mall is in dire need of a physical retrofit and upgrade. It is also part of a larger vision to ensure the growing vitality of downtown Minneapolis and is an important component for Minneapolis to maintain a competitive edge as a place that attracts investment and a place that people want to live, work and play.

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INTERVIEW | The Immersery by HASSELL

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Last week we published the design concept for the The Immersery which has now opened to the public as the centrepiece of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The Immersery is a cloud-like structure suspended above a floating bar and open-kitchen restaurant on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River designed by international design practice HASSELL, from a concept dreamt up by the team at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. WLA interviewed HASSELL by email about the design and various aspects of the design process.

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National Holocaust Monument finalists reveal designs

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Six Finalist teams  presented their design concepts to the jury on February 20, 2014. A public viewing of the six finalist concepts will be held at the Canadian War Museum the evening of February 20th, 2014. The public was invited to view the concepts, meet the design teams, and share their comments.

5 teams from Canada and 1 from the USA are awaiting a decision from a seven-member jury composed of accomplished professionals in the fields of art and urban design, a Holocaust survivor, and representation from the National Holocaust Monument Development Council. The jury will recommend the winning design team to the Government of Canada. Comments from the public will be shared with the jury prior to making the final recommendation to the Government of Canada.

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EVENTS | March 2014

There are plenty of upcoming events in March across the world including conferences, lectures, seminars and more.

LABASH2014 | March 27-29 | Madison USA
LAbash is an annual landscape architecture conference hosted each year since 1970 by a different university in North America. The three-day conference features design workshops, lectures from professors & professionals, charrettes, and numerous networking events. 

2014 CELA CONFERENCE | March 26-29 | Baltimore USA
LAYERS: Landscape, City, and Community. Cities all over the world are experiencing pressures that come along with increasing urbanization. How can design, planning, management, and research professionals build a body of knowledge on how to restore, invigorate and transform communities and cities?

11th Annual Urban Design Conference – Density in Place: Design Works | March 7 | Raleigh USA

Ecobuild 2014 | March 4-6 | London UK

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Vanke Xijiu Plaza | Chongqing China | ASPECT Studios

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Vanke, Xijiu Plaza is located at the centre of Shipingqiao retail hub. Vanke Group has the vision of developing Xijiu Plaza into a vibrant urban space for the younger generation to work, live and play.

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