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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Summer fun with an intervention in Philadelphia by Groundswell Design Group

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Spruce Street Harbor Park (SSHP) is a temporary intervention that reconnects Philadelphia to an underutilized park on the Delaware River and extends the public green space into the river’s channel. Located at the Christopher Columbus Memorial at Penn’s Landing, SSHP is a true celebration of the Delaware River as a place where fun and recreation meets commerce and industry.

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BUUR create charming market square in Assenede

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The section of the regional road N436 passing through the center of Assenede has received a thorough facelift. The traffic livability is one of the major aspects of the project design. The rural character of the village is emphasized by the massive introduction of greenery. The project culminates in the realization of a new market square, an oasis of calm offering a high quality visitor experience.
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Kathryn Gustafson to give lecture at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Kathryn Gustafson is giving the third lecture in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Landscape Lectures on February 12 in Boston. Gustafson is a partner in Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle and Gustafson Porter in London. Her work incorporates the fundamental sculptural and sensual qualities that enhance the human experience of landscape. She is only the third landscape architect to have received the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gustafson is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and a medalist of the French Academy of Architecture. Along with her partners at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, she received the National Design Award for Landscape Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Landscape Lectures begin at 7 pm in Calderwood Hall. Lectures include Museumadmission and require a ticket; tickets can be reserved online, in person at the door, or by phone.

How you can contribute to Landscape Architecture in 2015

With the first month of 2015 coming to a close and you’ve caught up on holiday email, the status of your projects and now you know your workload for the year; this is a great time of year to start looking at how you can help promote the passion you have have dedicated your life to – landscape architecture.

Here are some of the easy ways you can increase the profile of landscape architecture.

Go Local
There is a wide range of events and projects that occur at a local, city and regional level that you can be involved in as a citizen, but also as a landscape architect to provide your knowledge and expertise. Although we all get involved in our own project design charettes, it is also worthwhile attending local/regional community meetings for engineering, architecture and environmental projects to give the landscape architects view that could improve the design quality and overall outcome of a project in your community or city.

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