Competition set to breathe new life into London’s Docklands – British Waterways


British Waterways, in partnership with H20 Urban Ltd, has today announced the winners of a competition to remodel five historic Spits Barges to create an exceptional mixed use scheme in London’s Docklands.

The winning practices have been announced as:

• BACA – an award winning research led practice noted for their work around climate change and flooding, and;
• PCKO – also an award winning practice, noted for their work in creating attractive buildings that respect the environment and utilise innovative technology.

Both submissions impressed the judges with their ability to challenge traditional perceptions of waterspace design, whilst retaining continuity with the commercial past of the Barges and their surroundings.

SOURCE: British Waterways

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Libeskind wins $20 billion Seoul masterplan project – Building Design

Building Design reports

“Studio Daniel Libeskind has beaten Foster & Partners, Asympote and Skidmore Owings & Merrill to win an international competition to design a $20 billion masterplan for a new district in Seoul, South Korea.”

SOURCE: Building Design – Libeskind wins $20 billion Seoul masterplan project

Nature-based sculpture documentary airs in June – CLEMSON


CLEMSON — A documentary on the latest nature-based sculpture in the South Carolina Botanical Garden will air in June on public television.

“Touch the Earth: A Chameleon Meadow – In Praise of Shadows” tells the story of two artists of different cultural backgrounds who were invited to address a water runoff issue in the garden’s redwood meadow.

To meet this charge, Hiroko Inoue of Japan and Yvette Dede of Charleston had to merge not only their individual artistic styles and processes but also the requirements of environmental engineering, landscape architecture and aquatic horticulture.

“Touch the Earth” will air on S.C. Educational Television (SCETV) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, and on the South Carolina Channel at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. It is the seventh program in a series detailing creation of the garden’s 16 nature-based sculptures.

For more information goto www.clemson.edu/scbg

SOURCE: CLEMSON – Nature-based sculpture documentary airs in June

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

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