Eric-Jan Pleijster, Cees van der Veeken the co-founders of LOLA Landscape Architects have launched Dutch Dikes, a complete overview of the Netherlands’ most important invention: the dike. Based on the first map of dikes in the Netherlands, the dikes are characterised, explained and categorised in all their diversity. In addition, the book features a surplus of dike anecdotes and in-depth portrayals of 40 of the 100 most remarkable Dutch dikes. The authors show the technical, cultural and historical sides of the dikes, as well as a glimpse of the future: the Dutch dikes as the parks of the twenty-first century.
Eric-Jan Pleijster wrote the text for Dutch Dikes and coordinated the book’s research and production. Dutch Dikes’ co-author Cees van der Veeken has been involved with dikes since LOLA’s inception.
Continue reading Dutch Dikes by Eric-Jan Pleijster, Cees van der Veeken
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The London Legacy Development Corporation has recently announced that six teams have been shortlisted for the Olympicopolis Design Competition. The new culture and education quarter is part of the Olympicopolis vision for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Over 43 high quality submissions comprising established companies and emerging practices which included 125 different architects from around the world.
The six finalists teams are:
Continue reading Shortlist announced for Olympicopolis Design Competition
The City of Greater Dandenong in the south-eastern fringe of Melbourne, Australia is a traditionally industrial area with one of the country’s most culturally diverse populations. As such, it has long been haunted by its image as a place of social unrest, exacerbated by a media obsessed with telling bad stories. These negative perceptions, combined with high unemployment rates and poor economic prospects were making the place unsustainable. In a bid to rejuvenate the region, state government authority Places Victoria (formerly VicUrban) and the City of Greater Dandenong launched ‘Revitalising Central Dandenong’ a major urban renewal masterplan worth $AUD290 million.
Continue reading A Place for Gathering: re-writing the story of Noble Park, Australia
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2014 has been a great year for landscape architecture and to top off a great year, the 17th edition of WLA Magazine includes the best projects published online in our 2014 Annual. A diverse range of projects from across the world including built and conceptual projects.
I have enjoyed curating this edition and finalising the list to 13 projects.
I hope you enjoy reading this edition which will also be available as a special print edition in early 2015. Thank you our subscribers for their continued support of WLA Magazine which allows me to continue to publish great projects.
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