Public Realm Scheme Underway in Watford


Work has started on site for a public realm scheme to improve the upper section of The Parade in Watford Town Centre. Designed by BDP the project responds to feedback from local residents and businesses who want to see the town centre become more attractive, helping to bring shoppers, families and businesses to the area.
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Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music | Seekinankuppam India | Studio 7


Amidst the 600 acre Satellite Township and a 75 acre Institutional segment, this 4 acre piece of land was identified closer to the lake to achieve maximum possible natural scenic value. The lake wraps around one third of the site and ensures to carry a cool breeze. Since a major part of the township is still under progress, coastal breeze carry all the dust from the construction site around. Thus from the other side, we had ensured within the campus that on ground the landscape design will manage to trap the dust at every way possible and to also ensure a better ground water percolation.
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EVENT | George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication

The dedication ceremony for George W. Bush Presidential Center will be held today including a parkland designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. The design reflects the Bush’s love for their native Texas landscape and includes trees from their ranch tree farm. MVVA have spent over 2 and half years on site creating a 15 acre parkland that includes praries and meadows, bioswales and an irrigation cistern.

To find our more about the project watch the Michael Van Valkenburgh and Herb Sweeney interview below. You can also watch the dedication live on the George W. Bush Presidential Center website and also turnback the clock and watch the landscape unfold with Earthcam construction cams.

SMU Sits Down with GWB Landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh from SMU-TV on Vimeo.

 

Curating the Common | Lviv Ukraine | ATLAS lab


The redevelopment of the Bernardine Monastery Complex is based on the need to cultivate the district’s contemporary identity and needs while engaging with the site’s unique heritage. The system of open spaces and streets that encompass the complex need to reveal the multiple layers of both historic and contemporary events while editing the numerous urban configurations that obstruct the flow/flux of urban life.
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Landscape Institute Awards 2013 open for registration

The Landscape Institute has opened for registration for Awards 2013. Eligible work must be completed during the ten year period to the end of June 2013 and must be the work of either an individual chartered member of the Landscape Institute or an office, department or section headed by a chartered member of the Institute. Entries of all sizes and types are welcome and will be considered for 14 different categories. Deadline for registering is Tuesday 30 April and entries cost £145 +VAT per entry.

Students can also enter work that was completed in the last 3 years Work completed during the three year period and must have successfully completed a course accredited by the Landscape Institute. It is free to enter the Student Awards.

For more information about the Awards, entry formats and entry conditions can be found at the Landscape Institute Awards 2013.

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