Construction is moving along at Rees and Simcoe – West 8

West 8 announced

“Construction is moving along at both the Rees and Simcoe wavedecks. The wavedecks, which will open this summer, will provide unique gateways to the waterfront of Toronto and will create more publicly accessible spaces. Over the next few weeks, construction activities will include H-pile installation on the north wall at the Simcoe Slip and fish habitat installation at Rees Slip.

The two new wavedecks are part of a series of three. The first one, the Spadina wavedeck, was opened in September 2008. The wavedecks are part of the first phase of implementation of a strategic masterplan for the Toronto Central Waterfront prepared by West 8 + DTAH, see also:

http://www.west8.nl/projects/all/toronto_central_waterfront/

http://www.west8.nl/projects/architecture/spadina_wavedeck/

http://www.waterfrontoronto.ca”

[SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Construction is moving along at Rees and Simcoe]

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Architect wants to help Speed visitors find their way around | courier-journal | The Courier-Journal

Courier Journal reports that

“Kulapat Yantrasast…..announced last week that his firm, wHY Architecture and Design, of
Culver City, Calif., will design the expansion of Speed Art Museum………..
Landscape has such a big potential in this scheme,” said Yantrasast. “We are looking at a big list (of landscape architects).” Spectacular merger of architecture and landscape characterizes another museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, where Yantrasast was project architect under his mentor, Pritzker Prize-winner Tadao Ando, from 1996 to 2002.

[SOURCE: Architect wants to help Speed visitors find their way around | courier-journal | The Courier-Journal]

Lea River Park implementation begins with Latz + Partner appointment – LDA

London Development Authority announced

“The multiple award-winning landscape architects Latz + Partner have been appointed to lead a team to design a section of the Lea River Park. This is a major regeneration project to create a new continuous area of parkland and parks stretching from the River Thames through to the Olympic Park and beyond to the existing parkland to the north.”

[SOURCE: London Development Authority – Lea River Park implementation begins with Latz + Partner appointment]

English obsession with gardening ‘prevents improvement of public parks’, claims Harvard professor

Louise Gray reports for the Telegraph (UK)

“Harvard professor Martha Schwartz said the gardening culture has led to a profusion of beautiful private gardens.

But policy-makers do not attach so much importance to the aesthetic quality of streets, squares or parks because the public does not demand the same high standards in open areas that they attach to their own gardens, she claims.

She said the country needs to leave behind the romanticised ideology of the private garden, which is “holding Britain back”.”

read the great article at the [SOURCE: Telegraph.co.uk – English obsession with gardening ‘prevents improvement of public parks’, claims Harvard professor ]]

King’s Cross Square shortlist announced

Architect’s Journal reports

“The six-strong shortlist for the 7,000m² King’s Cross Square in London has finally been announced following months of delays

Architects Stanton Williams, Gehl Architects and Field Operations head up three of the teams, with landscape architects Martha Schwartz Partners, Gustafson Porter and Gross.Max leading the remaining three.

The international competition received 101 expressions of interest and the shortlist announcement was initially due in the summer of 2008.”

Read the full article @ the SOURCE: Architect’s Journal – King’s Cross Square shortlist announced

Laura Bush enthusiastic about Landscape Architect for presidential library – Dallas News

LORI STAHL of the Dallas Morning News reports

“The landscape architect selected to design the surroundings of the Bush Library is known for tackling tricky, prominent projects, including Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

Michael Van Valkenburgh, principal of a New York- and Cambridge-based design firm, is a recently announced key member of the design team that will create the Bush Library on a narrow tract of land between SMU and Central Expressway.”

Read the full article @ the SOURCE: Dallas Morning News – Laura Bush enthusiastic about landscape architect for presidential library

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