Glenelg Foreshore Playspace – an innovative play experience

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Glenelg Foreshore Playspace has transformed a trip to the beach into an adventure that entertains children in new, imaginative and innovative ways. Promoting principles of nature play and risk‐benefit, the playspace integrates opportunities for children with physical, sensory, cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

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L Train Shutdown Charrette winner announced

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WINNER | Transient Transit – Revitalizing Industrial Infrastructure

Part of the Van Alen Spring Festival, Disruption?, the L Train Shutdown Charrette invited teams to “disrupt” the complex process of public transportation improvement. The one-day charrette offered an opportunity for fresh thinking, allowing for interdisciplinary teams to imagine systemic design solutions for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers during an extended period of reduced subway service.
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Daiichi Mutual Insurance Shin-Ohi Office Landscape | Kanagawa, Japan | Takenaka Corporation + WRT

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The Daiichi project site is located 40 miles outside of Tokyo in a small, quiet town surrounded by rice fields, coastlines, and mountains. The company aimed to improve working conditions for their employees and to make manifest the company’s commitment to a healthy environment. In order to fulfill their building design concept, “Working in a Forest,” Takenaka Architecture invited WRT to serve as landscape design consultants.

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2016 Triumph Pavilion unveiled at the Museum Gardens in London

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The eagerly anticipated 2016 Triumph Pavilion at the Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green, London, next to the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum of Childhood has now opened to the public with great applause. The Triumph Pavilion project is an annual showcase and on the whole a unique and exciting celebration of architecture and design. It encourages architectural experimentation and exploration including form, function and material. The Pavilion is also part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture.

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Carve reinvigorate a Van Eyck paddling pool as a magnet for city kids

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In the 1950s, 60s and 70s almost all Amsterdam city parks, including Oosterpark, have had playful additions designed by the famous Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck. Employed by the Municipality of Amsterdam, Van Eyck designed more than 700 public play zones between 1947 and 1978. They illustrate his vision on the use of a city, in which play zones become a present architectonically interesting urban element, that brings together young and old. Especially Van Eyck’s paddling pools function as true magnets for children during summertime, and his climbing igloos have become an intrinsic part of the youth of Amsterdam city kids generations.

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James Corner Field Operations to lead design team for Newark’s Riverfront Park

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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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Competition | Warsaw Sports Park

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Ctrl+Space has announced the Warsaw Sports Park competition which is open to all students and professionals of areas related to Architecture, individually or in group up to 4 members.

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