STUDENT PROJECT | In Between Layer of History and Optional Remembrance | Anca-Elena Panait

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It is apparent that the site is scarred by history and that the necessity for memory is eminent.

And that is what mostly influenced my decisions. Besides the site’s history, users memories are important as well. There was a clear decision that needed to be done: How do you balance the daily activities of a park with the touristic and memorial aspects?

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Latest WLA Magazine is out now

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The latest edition of WLA Magazine – WLA 22 is an unthemed edition including amazing projects from across the world. This 84-paged unthemed edition showcases a diverse range of 18 projects from the USA, Denmark, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Iceland, Germany, Scotland, Belgium by renowned landscape architecture firms including Gustafson Porter,Thomas Balsley Associates / Weiss/Manfredi, AECOM, ONG&ONG Group, ASPECT Studios, C.F. Moller Landscape, Hansen Partnership, ENEA Landscape Architecture and many more.

WLA 22 is available now for $USD 3.99 or by annual subscription for $USD20.

Rabbit House | Denver, USA | WERK | Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture

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The sculpture “Hare” by Barry Flanagan stands inside the house and tempts the resident fox.

Denver’s regional landscape becomes the metaphor for this 3-acre estate. Inspired by the Denver landscape of mountains, prairie, and mowed turf grasses, we emphasized the change of seasons, native plants, and a fusion between landscape, art and architecture. The landscape features outdoor rooms, framed views to barrowed landscapes, and provides a habitat for wildlife and a substantial collection of sculpture.

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View across meadow showing Ponderosa pines and American elm. The mature trees lend sense of timelessness to the setting.

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Solar Charging Station | University of Texas, Austin, USA | Beth Ferguson and Dallas Swindle of Sol Design Lab

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The University of Texas at Austin’s Campus Solar Charging Station project is an innovative combination of renewable energy education, place making and cutting-edge solar technology. The station offers students and community members the opportunity to gather in the shade while recharging their laptops, phones, e-bikes and electrical devices via USB ports or standard electrical outlets.

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STUDENT PROJECT | Promenade Park: Digital Computations and Material Reinterpretations | Kamila Grigo

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While digital computation methods have increasingly been incorporated into the architectural and industrial design process, their use in landscape architecture and terrain modelling is relatively nascent. This project is an example of the potential application of computation-driven geometry to the design of physical landscapes, in this case enabling the redesign of an urban park in a historical district which eschews pastiche while retaining echoes of the past.

At a smaller scale, embedded in this project is a material reinterpretation at the interface and transition between hard and soft surfaces. The material reinterpretation is a subtle provocation of what defines modern materials, how these materials are configured and in what context, and how contemporary geometries can be created using materials that are normally thought of as traditional. Overall, the project offers new possibilities in terms of form, performance and social occupations of public urban space.

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Call for proposals | International Garden Festival 2016

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The International Garden Festival, presented at the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens in the Gaspésie region of Québec, is preparing its 17th edition and is issuing an international call for proposals to select designers who will create the new temporary gardens that will be presented from June 23, 2016.

The installations selected by the jury will have a special energy and connection to the natural world. The temporary gardens will have a degree of interactivity that encourages visitors to enter with enthusiasm. The goal is to intrigue visitors with the unusual or to impress by new ways of presenting what is common.

This call for proposals is open to all landscape architects, architects and multidisciplinary teams from Canada and abroad. For complete information on this call for proposals, those interested should consult the web site: www.projects.internationalgardenfestival.ca

The deadline for the submission of entries is MONDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2015 at 5 pm EST.

World Landscape Architecture is not involved with the Festival please contact the organisers via www.projects.internationalgardenfestival.ca

CSLA launches call for 2016 Awards of Excellence

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has launched a call for entries for the 2016 Awards of Excellence.  For 2016, the CSLA has modernize and revised the Awards program after a two year Awards Task Force drafted and received approval for the new Awards Program. The former program recognized awards on a citation, merit and honour basis, on both regional and national levels, in several categories including design, planning and research, communications and new initiatives.

With the modernized Awards of Excellence Program, submissions will be judged and awarded at two levels:
o National Awards (up to three per category), and
o Jury’s Award of Excellence (one per year)

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