Construction starts on Noorderpark – West 8

This week construction works have started at the Noorderpark in Amsterdam. The first part to be developed is Volewijk-Oost and will be ready mid-2009. When all parts are completed, Amsterdam will have a real green central park that functions as a central meeting point, with spaces that can be used for large gatherings and functions.

The design by West 8 for the new park will transform the urban landscape that was created by construction works on the new local railway line, the North-South line. In addition to tying together three existing parks that were isolated from each other, West 8’s design also proposes a broad circuit track that links the existing disjointed parks, with new bridge connections which span across the canal and over the road and railway line.

SOURCE: West 8

City planners like PATH skylights proposal – Toronto – National Post

Michael McKiernan, National Post reports “An urban design team has proposed bubble-like skylights for the downtown PATH system, hoping to bring natural light underground and help pedestrians both above and below ground to orient themselves”

[SOURCE: National Post – City planners like PATH skylights proposal]

America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2009 :: DesignIntelligence

If you are looking to study landscape architecture in America in the future check out the latest guide from Design Intelligence

“For a decade, “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” from DesignIntelligence has been the definitive school ranking as determined by practitioners who employ design professionals.”

[SOURCE: DesignIntelligence – Just Published: America's Best Architecture and Design Schools 2009]

Foster + Partners with Aston Martin win joint first prize in competition to design a new bus for London

The joint submission by Foster + Partners and Aston Martin has won first prize, alongside Capoco Design, in Transport for London’s competition to design a new bus for the capital. The two iconic British brands worked together to challenge preconceptions of bus design with a vehicle that is environmentally sensitive, accessible, convivial and reinvents a much-loved symbol of London for the modern era.

Read more & see the images @ the [SOURCE: Foster + Partners].

Marshalls release ‘Halt the Greenwash’ publication

Halt the Greenwash
A new publication aimed at raising awareness of false eco and ethical pledges within the landscaping industry

SOURCE: Marshalls

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