Landscape Architect Profile | Andrew Grant – Founding Director of Grant Associates

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World Landscape Architecture recently had the chance to interview Andrew Grant, the Founding Director of Grant Associates, landscape architecture and urban design practice who are reknown for their various landscape architecture projects including The Hive and Gardens by the Bay. Andrew led the design team on the £500 million Gardens by the Bay project at Bay South in Singapore.

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WLA | What made you want to be a Landscape Architect?

Andrew Grant (AG) I grew up on a farm, liked art and science and thought I would be a scientist who might doodle. At ‘A’ level I set out with Chemistry, Biology, Physics and advanced Maths but quickly dropped the Physics and Maths to take Art and General Studies.  When it came to finding a University I was torn between plant science, environmental psychology and, at the time, a very rare course in the UK, called landscape architecture.

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Strijp S | Eindhoven, the Netherlands | Carve

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Strijp S is the former factory site of the old Philips-complex in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The 27 hectare large area, which is the home of a considerable amount of monumental buildings, provided work to housands of people between 1920 and 2004. Even though the complex was surrounded by living neighbourhoods, Strijp S was always known to be a ‘Forbidden City': an immense area, inaccessible to the unauthorised. In 2004 Philips sold Strijp S to investor Park Strijp Beheer, who will be redeveloping the area in different phases to a unique living and working environment, while respecting the original character of the remaining constructions.

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Rathbone Square, a new public garden designed by Gustafson Porter

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The design will transform the former Royal Mail site into a contemporary publically accessible garden square with shops, cafes, outdoor terraces and a central garden which will be enjoyed by both residents and the general public. The design includes lawn areas for relaxing, trees and native planting that will reflect the seasons, raised beds with flowering trees, water features, and public seating.

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WLA 17 Magazine 2014 Annual | PRINT edition

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Previously we published the digital edition of WLA Magazine | 2014 Annual, now we release the print edition available through HP Magcloud. The print magazine includes the key projects from the digital edition reformatted to be published in all their glory on paper. The 2014 Annual includes a wide range of projects from across the world including built and conceptual projects that showcase the diversity of landscape architecture.

WLA Magazine | 2014 Annual print edition (84 pages) is available for $USD20.00 (ex. postage). The print edition also includes a free digital edition for download.

Grorudparken – technically challenging park design by LINK Landskap

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Grorudparken (Grorud Park) is one of four new neighbourhood parks in Groruddalen. The park introduces facilities for athletics, play, recreation, youth programmes, social interaction, and cultural activities for the diverse local population. LINK Landskap was the project Landscape Architect, under commission from Oslo Municipality’s Department of Water and Sewage. However, several other municipal departments were also involved in the project – The Department of Recreation, The Planning Office, The Office of Cultural Heritage Management, and the District of Grorud. Planning and design work for the park began in the autumn of 2009, based on recommendations contained within the Development Control Plan for Alna Reserve (KDP Alna Miljøpark).

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