First phase Pegaso Park completed – West 8

West 8 report

“The public space for the new business area Pegaso Park, West 8 designed for Inmobiliaria Urbanitas, has recently been completed. For the first time in Spain, the public space defines the quality of a business development for offices, retail, hotels and service buildings. The concept consists of various public spaces which create a clear address for the new enterprises and, at the same time, give the entire space a distinct identity, using the tools of landscape and urban design.”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / First phase Pegaso Park completed

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$10 Million Gift for High Line Project – ArtsBeat Blog – reports

“The media mogul Barry Diller and the fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg have made a $10 million challenge grant to the High Line, the former elevated railway along the Hudson River that is being converted into a landscaped walkway. “I fell in love with the project, with the place,” Ms. Von Furstenberg said in a telephone interview. “It’s a beautiful green ribbon that will travel from Gansevoort to the Javits Center.”…..”

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Uprising at Landscape Institute – Building Design

Building Design reports

“No-confidence vote in trustees sought over loss of facilities
Landscape architects are backing a vote of no confidence against senior managers at the Landscape Institute, claiming financial mismanagement.”

Read more at the SOURCE: Building Design – Uprising at Landscape Institute

RMJM designs Public Academy campus for entrepreneurs in Suzhou, China – Building Design & Construction

Building Design & Construction reports

“RMJM today unveiled the design for a unique campus in Suzhou, China, which is designed to provide the most sophisticated facilities in the country for nurturing a future generation of entrepreneurs. The project is being designed through international architecture firm RMJM’s new Global Education Studio, which is headquartered in Princeton with an office in Cambridge, U.K.”

SOURCE: Building Design & Construction – RMJM designs Public Academy campus for entrepreneurs in Suzhou, China

Competition set to breathe new life into London’s Docklands – British Waterways

British Waterways, in partnership with H20 Urban Ltd, has today announced the winners of a competition to remodel five historic Spits Barges to create an exceptional mixed use scheme in London’s Docklands.

The winning practices have been announced as:

• BACA – an award winning research led practice noted for their work around climate change and flooding, and;
• PCKO – also an award winning practice, noted for their work in creating attractive buildings that respect the environment and utilise innovative technology.

Both submissions impressed the judges with their ability to challenge traditional perceptions of waterspace design, whilst retaining continuity with the commercial past of the Barges and their surroundings.

SOURCE: British Waterways

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Foster + Partners appointed to design Slussen masterplan in central Stockholm

Foster + Partners and Berg Arkitektkontor, part of C.F. Møller Architects, have been appointed to design a masterplan for the heart of Stockholm, transforming the waterfront area of Slussen from an urban aberration to a popular destination. The proposal will bring new life to the area, linking the islands of Södermalm and Gamla Stan and stripping away the layers of history to reclaim a valuable city quarter.

SOURCE: Foster + Partners

Big green roof planned atop Weave Building – Daily Journal of Commerce

Daily Journal of Commerce reports

“Skylab Architecture is seeking to reach lofty sustainability goals on a small footprint with its Weave Building design…………Jonathan Beaver, a principal with Studio, the landscape architecture firm working on the Weave Building, said his firm approached the eco-roof as an “untapped landscape.” “

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