Gateway to Brooklyn
New York City is already home to many of the world’s greatest public spaces including Central Park, Prospect Park and of course, the High Line. So when Mayor de Blasio announced a set of initiatives to “reinvent the Brooklyn Strand” – a series of underutilized and disconnected public spaces and City-owned lots – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented itself. This project will not only add another name to that accomplished list, but more importantly create a grand gateway befitting the County of Kings.
Continue reading Community Vision Plan set to reinvent the Brooklyn Strand
The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden is a proposed new playspace, to be situated in one of Sydney’s oldest and most loved parks. The Wild Play Garden’s vision is to provide a unique playspace in which children can develop an understanding for the natural environment.
Continue reading ASPECT Studios creates a magical playspace for children
Adobe’s newest Metro Salt Lake City campus was selected on the planned lightrail line in the South Valley City of Lehi. Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) worked with architects, WRNS Studio to create a master plan to accommodate future growth of the 40 acre campus, with this project being the initial phase. The site development strategy calls for surface parking serving as a potential land-banking mechanism to be eventually replaced by buildings or more compact structured parking. The first phase included the campus’s first office building with central public functions of arrival lobby, an employee café that features locally grown food, recreation — including a full NBA-sized indoor basketball court, service and central public atrium space with associated circulation, parking, arrival courts and outdoor gathering and recreation uses.
Continue reading Adobe Systems Campus Landscape | Lehi, UT, USA | Wallace Roberts & Todd
WLA Magazine is putting out the CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for WLA 26. The next edition of WLA Magazine is unthemed and we are looking for great projects from across the world. Projects can be built or unbuilt(conceptual) and can include either design or research based projects.
This edition is unthemed and is open to submissions of built and unbuilt (conceptual) landscape architecture work. We are looking for the best work from around the world that provides our readers with a diverse range of projects. Previous submissions include urban plazas, parks, playgrounds, art installations (sculptural, lighting, temporary works and popups), gardens, retail development, roof gardens, wetlands, masterplanning documents, landscape urbanism and many more. We welcome designers and firms to submit their works by Friday June 3 (11:59pm Honolulu time).
Continue reading WLA Magazine | Call for Submissions | CLOSED
The Landscape Architecture Foundation and the PennDesign ASLA Student Chapter call on landscape architecture students worldwide to make images for a competition which addresses the general subject of landscape architecture and the future.
The competition is part of the forthcoming LAF Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Concern drafted by Ian McHarg and others in 1966. The aim of the Summit is to redraft the Declaration of Concern so that it can guide the profession for the next 50 years.
Continue reading `Declare With Your Image` | STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
This residential landscape emerged as an holistic approach to the design of both house and garden through an intensive collaboration of the architect, the landscape architect, and the client. The interdisciplinary dialogue very early decided, for example, to save and transplant an existing specimen 20” caliper pecan tree that was sited within the footprint of the future house. Transplanting the tree to the garden portion of the site provided a critical shading device within the new landscape.
Continue reading Pomona | Dallas, Texas | Hocker Design Group
Yang Zhong is a group of island town in the Yangtze River, which is composed of four main islands.The city has a memorable history during the civil war. It was famous for the Yangtze River Crossing Campaign which was particularly significant impact during that time.With this significant part of history the local government proceed to improve the current abandoned dock as a commemorative Yangtze River Crossing Campaign theme park. Lead by Guangdong ZhongJian Design Company Limited, The Ferry Culture Park was designed and built for the town of Yangzhong commemorating the efforts done by the people for the country.
Continue reading The Ferry Culture Park |XinBa Town, China | Guangdong ZhongJian Design Company Limited