Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was awarded the Master Plan commission for FPT City in Danang, Vietnam. SOM’s preliminary plan for a sustainable new high-tech community at the edge of the city has been applauded by local authorities, including the Head of Planning and the Peoples Committee of the City of Danang. SOM is now working closely with these authorities to finalise the project’s design and ensure its delivery. This is SOM’s second recent project ‘win’ in the country and follows the firm’s recent success of Green Tech City in Hanoi.
Continue reading FPT City | Danang Vietnam | SOM
This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
Olympic meadow winners | Tom Stuart-Smith | FT.com
With colourful fields designed by two Sheffield academics, the Olympic Park is on track to be the top garden opening this year
RELATED: When does a landscape stop being a garden? | Damian Holmes | LAND Reader
Minneapolis Tussles Over a Faded Plaza | Kathryn Shattuck | New York Times
But things have changed. These days two of the plaza’s three fountains no longer work, their pumps and lines not easily replaceable.
RELATED: M. Paul Friedberg Creates New Concept for Peavey Plaza | The Cultural Landscape Foundation
83 Days at Turenscape |Dimitria Theocari | The ISSUE: Collective
“Walking in Turenscape in Beijing for the first time, I encountered the mission statement of the company (above). Little did I know at the time about the effect that these words would have in my understanding of landscape.”
Neglected, Rotting Trees Turn Deadly | William Glaberson and Lisa W. Foderaro | New York Times
At the center of many of the cases is a simple question: how much responsibility does the city have for protecting people who pass beneath its graceful elms, oaks and maples?
City approves controversial sculpture for Counterbalance Park | Michael Harthorne | Queen Anne Komo
Against the wishes of family and admirers of a renowned landscape architect Robert Murase and a handful of Queen Anne residents, Seattle Parks and Recreation will oversee the installation of a new five-stone sculpture in Counterbalance Park.
Pedestrian-Friendly Cities | Jon Walton | Construction Digital
Move over, motorized vehicles – city planning refocuses on bipedal infrastructure and design
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West Baton Rouge Parish has a total land area of 122,000 acres with a population of only 22,000 residents but has exceptional assets: a rich agricultural heritage and abundant natural resources within close proximity to a major metropolitan region. Plan West, the West Baton Rouge Parish Comprehensive Master Plan was created to preserve the unique qualities of the Parish while providing a framework to guide future growth for the next twenty years.
Continue reading Plan West: West Baton Rouge Parish Comprehensive Plan | Tipton Associates
Populous’ design for the main stadium of the 2014 Asian Games is the integration of architecture and landscape. After the games the stadium will be linked to the surrounding parklands in legacy mode as temporary lightweight eastern stand is removed.
Continue reading 2014 Asian Games Stadium | Incheon South Korea | Populous
Angel Cerezo’s graduation project at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona). The project titled LINE looks to recover and design one historical street in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Continue reading Student Project | LINE | Angel Cerezo
The landscape architecture and site planning for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, maximizes the existing Alpensia sports park in a compact, "light touch" design by SWA. Image courtesy SWA.
SWA is the international planner and landscape architect for the design-build team, led by Taeyoung, that created the facilities at the heart of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. “The master planning was driven by the desire to use a ‘light touch’ while creating exciting, highest-quality competition venues,” said Marco Esposito, a principal who led SWA’s team. “To create attractive, high quality facilities while maintaining the natural beauty of this hilly forested site, the design team pursued a compact, walkable development pattern, minimal grading, and extensive reforestation and waterway restoration.”
Continue reading SWA gives a ‘light touch’ to the 2018 Winter Olympics
A consortium of experts led by OMA scored the highest of the 10 teams that completed the first stage of the competition to develop the concept of the Moscow Agglomeration.
Continue reading OMA wins first round of the Moscow City Agglomeration Development Concept Competition