Underpass Park unveiled

March 13, 2010,AEDT

A derelict area beneath a series of overpasses in the West Don Lands is going to be transformed into the most extensive park to ever be built under an overpass in Canada, and the first in Toronto. Located within the West Don Lands – home to the 2015 Pan American | Read More

UK Survey finds shortage of landscape architects

March 13, 2010,AEDT

Green space skills: 2009 National employer survey findings, a survey commissioned by CABE and English Heritage, is the first to reveal the full extent of skills shortages in the green space sector in the UK. The report has found that 14.9% of national employers found landscape architects hard to recruit | Read More

KCAP wins Bay of Pasaia masterplan competition

March 4, 2010,AEDT

KCAP Architects & Planners have won the prestigious masterplanning competition for the development of a 70 hectare site at the Bay of Pasaia, San Sebastián, Spain. The site, currently used for harbor activity, will gradually become available for redevelopment. The project is considered as a key opportunity for the surrounding | Read More

Ole Scheeren leaving OMA to setup own studio

March 1, 2010,AEDT

OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and Ole Scheeren announced today that Ole Scheeren will be leaving the firm in order to establish his own studio. During his time at OMA, Scheeren has led several of the firm’s projects, including the design and construction of CCTV and TVCC in Beijing, the | Read More

Winners Announced in Surrey’s Town Centres Design Competition

February 26, 2010,AEDT

“TownShift: Suburb Into City” sponsored by the City of Surrey was a sustainable design competition to provide vision for Surrey’s five growing town centres – Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton and Semiahmoo. The competition attracted 138 submissions from 20 countries, and 27 finalists were selected by the five-member TownShift jury. Renate | Read More

OLIN part of winning team for US Embassy

February 25, 2010,AEDT

OLIN is part of the team lead by KieranTimberlake that recently won the competition for the US Embassy to be built in Battersea (London), UK. From among 37 architectural submissions, four finalists were chosen to explore the symbolism of the Embassy and its presence and position in the cityscape of | Read More

Olympics reinvigorates Vancouver’s Granville Street

February 25, 2010,AEDT

During the Winter Olympics in Vancouver a newly updated Granville Street by PWL Partnership Landscape Architects has become a lively impromptu event space for buskers, street hockey, olympic pin sellers and more. The street has been closed to traffic for 30 years with only buses allowed back in the mid-1970’s. | Read More

Short list announced for Lansdowne Park competition *UPDATE*

February 25, 2010,AEDT

The City of Ottawa released the names of the 5 firms that have been short listed from the 21 submissions received to  compete for the design of Lansdowne Park’s open space. The short listed firms are Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates – Cambridge, Massachusetts Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg – Vancouver, British Columbia | Read More

SvR + Hewitt designing Seattle’s streets

February 24, 2010,AEDT

In October 2009, Seattle Parks selected SvR Design + Hewitt as the primary design consultant for four Belltown blocks, from First to Fifth Avenues will be turned into Seattle’s first park boulevard with swales and natural landscaping. Last month SvR Design + Hewitt presented two different design options for Bell | Read More

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