Glenn Murcutt, the Pritzker prize-winning architect has spoken out about the new and revised architecture and landscape architecture at Newcastle University. Murcutt, particlarly points out that he is amazed at the cutting down of trees and the change in plant material used on the site. He goes on to online that the design process should have been different and consultation with the original architects and masterplanners.
University of New Mexico landscape architecture students Katya Yushmanova, Kristina Guist, Anthony Fettes and Elaine Stevens, as well as fine arts student Felicie Regnier, won first place in the Wayne Grace Memorial Design Competition, a contest accepting submissions pertaining to projects affecting the natural and built environment. The submissions must demonstrate a positive impact on the quality of life of the public.
The students submitted a project they completed in their Art and Ecology class for a new storm water surge pond that AMAFCA, Albuquerque Metropolitan Flood Control Authority, was in the process of developing on city’s Westside.
“In addition to preserving the character of the local topography, the students also sought to enhance the slope complexity from the original design, improve site stability, create microclimatic variation for not only visual interest but also enhanced biological function, and integrated design details that reference the engineered nature of the site,” said Alf Simon, director, landscape architecture program, UNM School of Architecture and Planning.
The competition is sponsored by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards Foundation, and is open to any student or team of students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate landscape architectural degree program. A jury of licensed landscape architects from across the U.S. and Canada was selected by the CLARB to evaluate the submissions.
Following in the footsteps of the Spadina and Simcoe WaveDecks, the Rees WaveDeck is the third in a series of four urban docks – designed by West 8+DTAH for WaterfronToronto – to create more public space along one of the most heavily used parts of the Toronto shoreline. This 480 square-metre wavedeck is uniquely Canadian and a fantastic new addition to Toronto’s waterfront.