The Olympic Village is ready for the athletes of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. The Village is situated in South East False Creek and its official name as a housing development is Millennium Water. It comprises a total of 1,122 condo units.
The Vancouver Sun recent published a great overview of the project and interviews Peter Kreuk of Durante-Kruek about the firm’s role in the design of the 3.5 acres of rooftop gardens throughout the village.
Read the article at the [SOURCE: Vancouver Sun – Olympic Village – city’s most lavish new landscape]
The City of Vancouver also has a great webpage about the Village including plans, videos, tours and images. For more goto the City of Vancouver – SEFC & Olympic Village
The Organising Committee of the Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee’s Residence announced the results for The Ideas Competition for Bruce Lee’s residence, launched on July 20, 2009, aimed to turn the former residence of the late Mr Bruce Lee into an attraction to commemorate Mr Lee’s contribution to martial arts and the film industry.
The competition was open to all in Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas countries and comprised two categories – the Professional Group and the Open Group. Over 140 entries were received from across the world and local team Cheung Kwai-yin and landscape architect Jimmy Yuen, won in the professional category of the design contest. The design, titled Journey of the Little Dragon, features a vaulting exhibition hall with an undulating ceiling, and a mirrored room named Tower of Death.
An roving exhibition of all the entries is available at Hong Kong City Hall from January 23 to February 4, Hong Kong Cultural Centre from February 9 to 16, and Shatin Town Hall from February 23 to March 6.
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture in collaboration with Leigh & Orange Architects has won the competition for the new campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education in the New Territories in Hong Kong. The campus will give Chu Hai College, established in 1947, a new identity as well as a new site.
The project, with a gross floor area of 28,000m2, consists of education facilities for three faculties – arts, science and engineering, and business – containing 10 departments and two research centres. Chu Hai College has traditionally emphasised a multidisciplinary and wide-ranging education for its 4,000 students engaged in the four-year degree curriculum. Accordingly, OMA’s design generates abundant communal spaces that will facilitate encounters between students from different departments.
18 students from UC Davis are creating design concepts for Washington Park in San Francisco to be presented to the Friends of Washington Square Park and the city’s Recreation and Park Department. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the recent site visit by the students and Marianne Bertuccelli, the department’s manager for Washington Square and 35 other sites in the city’s northeast.
The park sees a large amount of activity during the day and especially on summer weekends. The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Bertuccelli as saying
“We’re interested in seeing what the students come up with, and how that compares with our thoughts. … I’d love to form a consensus with the community about something we can implement on a phased-in basis.”
Read the full article at the SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle – Students seek ways to improve Washington Square
The Huffington Post is currently undertaking a poll to gauge readers favorite landscape architecture from across America.
Currently the Leader is Central Park, NY followed by Millenium Park in Chicago and then Academy of Sciences rooftop.
Other landscapes included in the poll is the Great Orange County Park, The Highline and Citygarden St.Louis.
Go vote for your favorite landscape architecture project at the [SOURCE: Huffington Post – Landscape Architecture Across America (PHOTOS)]