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
Halt the Greenwash
A new publication aimed at raising awareness of false eco and ethical pledges within the landscaping industry
This competition is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and directed by the Brazilian Society of Landscape Architects Organization Committee (ABAP):
Lucia Costa, Maria Cecilia Barbieri Gorski, Raul Pereira and Saide Kahtouni, as the Local Competition Director)
The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements made by students in Landscape Architecture programs. The 2009 46th IFLA World Congress in Brazil aims to encourage achievement of the highest standards in landscape architecture education worldwide. The competition invites submissions from teams of students in Landscape Architecture programs or allied disciplines.
All entries must reach the 46º IFLA World Congress Competition Director at the following address by final date, 18th August, 2009.
46th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS 2009 – RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL.
The Boston Globe (Boston.com) reports on Paula Meijerink, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design(GSD) who has been looking at innovative ideas for asphalt design and has started a website – onasphalt.com – that brings together students, designers and industry professionals.
For more information go to the SOURCE: Architect finds beauty in the asphalt jungle – The Boston Globe.