inFORM studio & Buro Happold win Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Design Competition

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Providence Department of Planning and Development has announced that inFORM studio and Buro Happold have won the Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Design Competition.

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Highline Section 2: Moving along *UPDATE*

*UPDATE* The Highline Blog has posted a video of a walk through of Section 2 under construction explaining the new features.
You can help the Highline prepare for opening Section 2 next year with a gift by December 31.

Section 1 of the Highline designed by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been a great success winning numerous awards and becoming a precedent for urban regeneration. New Yorkers have grown to love Section 1 of the Highline and are looking forward to Section 2 opening in 2011. Recently the High line Blog posted images of the latest Section 2 construction taking place including the 4,300 square feet of hard wearing sod/lawn being placed between West 22nd and 23rd street.  Read and see more of the Highline Section 2 at the High Line Blog

SOURCE: High line Blog

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A Prison interacting with the landscape

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C. F. Møller Architects recently won the competition to build a new state prison on the island of Falster, Denmark. The new state prison for approximately 250 inmates is designed as a low, urban structure, centred round the various leisure and working facilities, which are connected via several streets and a central square.

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Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Winners announced

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Recently the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial oganization (ACBHM, Inc.) announced the winner of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial as “Fractured Landscapes,” submitted by Columbia School of Architecture students – Patrick Lausell and Paola Marquez.

The text of the “Fractured Landscapes’ submission by the Columbia University School of Architecture students described the memorial as a “fractured landscape and a river of light (that) stitch together disjointed surfaces, expressing our hopes for peace.”

Over 700 submissions from 55 countries and a 13 entries were shortlisted back in June. The final judging panel included Daniel Libeskind and James Young.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal and Press of Atlantic City

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Land News 18 Dec 2010 – 9/11 landscape, cities, china, planning, playgrounds

COMPETITION:  The City of Dreams 2011 PAVILION Register 15 January ’11 – Deadline 1 February ’11

EVENT: UCLA Architecture and Urban Design announces events for winter 2011 (inc. MAD Architects, Amid.cero9, WOHA, R&Sie(n) )

BLOG: making cities for people – by Gehl Architects (regularly updated)

BOOK : Ecological Urbanism (aka the brick) from Harvard GSD by Mohsen Mostafavi, Gareth Doherty

NEWS/BLOGS FROM THIS WEEK

The Destiny of Cities – [City Journal]

Study shows post-9/11 security zones blight landscape: Barriers, metal gates create ‘architecture of fear’ [yubanet.com]

Flying to Cambodia: A $1 Billion Aerotropolis – by Jenara Nerenberg at [Fast Company]

Harbor Walk $400k project draws 10 applicants [Gloucester Times]

Architects put stamp on Chinese Skyline [washington post]

Paperwork’s easy part of design: pitching to public is harder, says planner [Vancouver Sun]

When it rains, pollutants pour into Chesapeake Bay [pilotonline.com]

Green Lantern: Which country is worse for emissions, India or China? [washington post]

Residents unite against bike path in Ocean City [pressofatlanticcity.com]

Urban sprawl on farmland is not healthy [Times of India]

Australia’s first carbon neutral office building wins Banksia Award [Architecture&Design]

Requiem for a briny mud flat – [faslanyc]

Bringing Nature into Playgrounds – [Land Perspectives]

Building in NY City Parks? In 1912, Such as suggestion sparked outrage [Pardon Me for Asking]

Oneida County starts its own Food Policy Council – [syracuse.com]

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