World-class educational legacy unveiled for Olympic Village – London 2012


The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and Lend Lease released new images today of a world-class education campus to be built within the Olympic Village.

The Olympic Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park and Stratford City sites, will accommodate athletes during the 2012 Games and will leave the legacy of thousands of new homes, parks, and community facilities after 2012. At the heart of the community facilities to be left in legacy will be Chobham Academy – a world-class new education campus. The Academy is scheduled to open in September 2013.

Chobham Academy has been designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (who designed the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Westminster Academy), and landscape designers Kinnear Landscape Architects. BAM are the preferred bidder for the construction contract for Chobham Academy.

SOURCE: London 2012

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Michael Van Valkenburgh Video – WNYC – Cityscapes

WNYC (New York Public Radio Station) and its Culture section on its website has recently given video cameras to some of New York  leading architects including Stephen Cassell, Liz Diller, Hugh Hardy and Michael Van Valkenburgh.

Watch the great video from Michael Van Valkenburgh of the Brooklyn Bridge Park

SOURCE: WNYC – Cityscapes

More details of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal

Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal report

“FURTHER details of the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium and surrounding areas were finally revealed this week…….

A brand new public space to the south will boast two amphitheatres for community events, from street markets to live music events and even a winter ice rink, alongside a second smaller, quieter space.

It has been designed by Martha Schwartz Partners, the landscape architects”

SOURCE: Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal

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University of Washington landscape architecture students take on public works – Architectural Record

Architectural Record reports

The University of Washington’s landscape architecture students are putting their studies into practice with a number of nonprofit projects as a part of its design-build program.

read the full article (with slides) at the SOURCE: Architectural Record – University of Washington landscape architecture students take on public works

Construction is moving along at Waterfront Toronto UPDATE – West 8

West 8 reports

“Construction is moving along at Waterfront Toronto. The wavedecks Rees and Simcoe, which will open this summer, will provide unique gateways to the waterfront of Toronto and will create more publicly accessible spaces”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / UPDATE: Construction is moving along at Waterfront Toronto

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