Located in China’s southernmost province of Hainan, the Dingan Riverfront & Urban Redevelopment Plan has been prepared to achieve two major goals for this river front metropolis. The first goal is to bring the existing river to life and to realize its potential usefulness. Currently, the river is an important natural feature which is not being used to its full potential due to fluctuating water levels and poor accessibility.
Continue reading Dingan Riverfront & Urban Master Plan | Dingan, P.R.C. | Hua Cheng Bo Yuan Architecture Design & Urban Planning
James Corner Field Operations will be the lead designer and landscape architect for over 15 acres of additional Riverfront Park space and walkways in Newark, bringing the total size of the city’s only public access to the Passaic River waterfront to well over 31 acres.
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Byron Bay – an iconic destination in the State of New South Wales in Australia attracts 1.5 million tourists a year and is home to 9,420 shire residents. With such a profound celebration of place comes a strong passion to protect, leading to ad hoc decision making and a conflation of issues. The need for a holistic plan was clear, the challenge however was to capture the community’s passion while creating a benchmark deliverable masterplan.
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The evaluation committee has appointed Team DELVA / Powerhouse as the winning design proposal for a new building and public space on Queen Juliana Square (KJ Plein) in The Hague. The proposal will serve as city’s gateway, standing in connection with the central train station. It’s symbolic value as the entrance to The Hague drives our ambition for a square that welcomes new visitors, provides an enticing social space for locals and in facilitating the rush of daily commuters.
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CRJA-IBI Group in collaboration with BLY Landscape Architects were selected to design the exterior landscaped area, roadways, elevated decks, gardens and roof gardens for four districts within the new Shenzhen Bay Technology and Ecology Park. Shenzhen is a major city in the south of Southern China’s Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. The area is China’s first—and one of the most successful—Special Economic Zones. The project’s location within the urban fabric of Shenzhen offered the landscape architects distinct opportunities to create an energizing addition to the neighborhood.
Continue reading Shenzhen Bay Tech-Eco Park | Shenzhen China | CRJA-IBI Group and BLY Landscape Architects
Aerial View of EXTRACTION – Canada Pavilion Intervention at Venice Biennale in Giardini | Image via Twitter from Felix Torkar Asst. Curator Making Heimat
The Art Gallery of Alberta is proud to present Canada’s National Exhibition EXTRACTION, curated by OPSYS, to open at Biennale Architettura 2016 on May 28th. Located outside in the Giardini for the first time in the history of the biannual exhibition, the project presents an interactive landscape intervention—built into the ground—that reveals Canada’s global presence as pre-eminent extractive nation to the world. Through a unique audiovisual experience, EXTRACTION explores the scales, states, and systems of resource extraction, bringing to the surface its historical depths, as well as its political, ecological, and territorial dimensions.
The project is entirely about land, landscape, and landscape architecture. It calls attention to not only the territories of extraction that cities rely on, but the histories of colonization that underlies these territories. – Pierre Bélanger, Curator
A Walk in the Park of Empires from EXTRACTION on Vimeo.
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Van Alen Institute has opened registrations for the L Train Shutdown Charrette. The Canarsie tunnel connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn on the L line will be closed completely for one and a half years or closed partially for three years to make repairs due to damage from Superstorm Sandy. Van Alen Institute is holding a charette propose implementable interventions that look beyond shuttle buses and private cars. Participants from both design and non-design fields are invited to this program that asks how unforeseen design solutions can facilitate easier routes during service shutdowns.
Have an idea? There is no entry fee to enter. Form an interdisciplinary team of at least two people and send us your 150-word concept by midnight EDT on June 9.
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Note from the Editor: Why is this posted on a landscape architecture blog? Because landscape architects look at problems at a macro scale and thought that a landscape architect teamed with an engineer, architect or other non-design discipline could create a disruptive solution. It will be interesting to see everyone’s ideas.
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