International Design Competition for Pier Head – Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

“Designs for the Pier Head

Southend PierSouthend Borough Council working with the Landscape Institute are running an international competition to design a new landscape and buildings for the pier head at Southend Pier.

The competition will seek to bring forward designs to reinvigorate the pier head and turn it once more into a major attraction for both tourists and residents.

Designers will be challenged to develop the pier head in a manner that builds on the town’s cultural attractions and also makes the most of its important heritage.”

For more information on the competition go to the competition page 

SOURCE: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT is not involved in this design competition in any way. Please contract the organisers Southend-on-Sea Borough Council for more information about the competition.

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New downtown park to be oasis in the sky – San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Examiner reports

“City Park is planned as a rooftop highlight of the rebuilt Transbay Transit Center at First and Mission streets, scheduled to open in 2014.

The 5.4-acre park’s whimsical design has been a hit in recent weeks after being shown off at public meetings and forums.

“If you look at the Transbay Neighborhood that’s in redevelopment,
there aren’t any other natural spaces or public parks of significant
size around there,” landscape architect Adam Greenspan said.”

read more at the SOURCE: San Francisco ExaminerNew downtown park to be oasis in the sky

The High Line: New York’s newest park – Times Online

Times Online reports

“New York’s most famous green space is about to become old news. In terms of public parkland, there’s a new kid on the block.

Twenty-two blocks, actually. New York’s latest development, the High Line, stretches 1.45 miles along Manhattan’s West Side, from Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, up through Chelsea to 34th Street. But it’s not your average urban park — at its broadest, it is only 60ft wide, and it’s between 18ft and 30ft high…..”

SOURCE: Times Online – The High Line: New York’s newest park 

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Topos to present Landscape Awards in Reykjavik – Topos

Topos will be presenting its Topos Landscape Award 2009 in a ceremony at the Topos Design and Sustainability Symposium on 26 June in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The symposium, which will be taking place in the Nordic House Culture Centre built by Alvar Aalto in 1968, is being held in collaboration with FILA, the Icelandic Landscape Architecture Association, at the invitation of the Nordic Council.

The speakers include Jenny Osuldsen, Antje Stokmann, Eelco Hooftman, Bart Brands, Philip Coxall, Adrian McGregor and others, and an excursion to landscape projects in the Reykjavik area is being offered as part of the symposium on 27 June.

The symposium is limited to 120 persons and costs 150 euros. To register or obtain more information, contact Marie Persson at marie@nordice.is

SOURCE: TOPOS

Gallery of Australian Design opens in Canberra

A new gallery showcasing Australian Design has been opened in Canberra known as the Gallery of Australian Design. The Gallery is a partnership between National Museum of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Australian Institute of Architects,  and the University of Canberra.

National President of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Mr Neil Hobbs, is delighted at the opportunity to be able to present the best of Australian design. “Having such a facility in the centre of Canberra will showcase the best of Australia’s designers to the public.  It will also allow enhanced collaboration between design disciplines.”

SOURCE: AILA

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