Landroom’s RSPB complex – Building Design

Building Design reports

“Landroom’s complex of buildings including a bird hide for the RSPB’s Rainham Marsh site in east London makes a novel use of old shipping containers.”

SOURCE: Building Design – Landroom’s RSPB complex

UNM’s Landscape Architecture Program ‘Exemplary’ in Preliminary Accreditation Report – UNM Today

UNM Today reports

“This week the Landscape Architecture Program hosted an accrediting team of the national Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB). In their exit report to faculty, staff and students, the team reported that the program met all nine standards set out by the accreditation board, and have built an exemplary program that is poised to become a leading graduate program both regionally and nationally.”

SOURCE: UNM Today: UNM’s Landscape Architecture Program ‘Exemplary’ in Preliminary Accreditation Report

Yankee Stadium Is Opening but Not the Parks – Gotham Gazette

Gotham Gazette, April 2009 reports

“Parks officials recently led reporters on a tour of the new parks under construction. They said the new recreational facilities will be much better than those they will replace and incorporate requests made by residents at a series of public meetings.”

SOURCE: Gotham Gazette

New York’s High Line: Sky-high urban jungle – Telegraph

Telegraph reports

“This summer…..the first phase of Hammond and David’s Friends of the High Line project will come to fruition with the opening of the High Line Park, a $170 million walkway-in-the-sky running from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street. Created by Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf and New York architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, it’s set to become an outdoor New York landmark.”

SOURCE: Telegraph – New York’s High Line: Sky-high urban jungle

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Super skyscraper design takes it lying down — Shanghai Daily

Shanghai Daily reports

“THE new Vanke Center in Shenzhen, Guandong Province, is a “horizontal skyscraper” designed by maverick architect Steven Holl.

Due to be finished in 2010, the building will be the new headquarters for China Vanke, one of the country’s largest real estate developers. It will also house apartments, condos and a hotel.”

[SOURCE: Shanghai Daily – Super skyscraper design takes it lying down]

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