Al Fayah Park | Abu Dhabi UAE | Heatherwick Studio

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Can you make a park out of the desert? The studio was asked to re-conceive a major piece of public land in Abu Dhabi. Following the rapid pace of the city’s recent development there was a desire to provide a local park as a public space devoted to the well-being of the people of the city.

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Jigsaw | Bondi Junction Australia | Waverly Council & Archrival

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Jigsaw is a three-dimensional mural artwork executed by a non-profit organisation called Archrival who unites the creative community by applying strategic practice and new thinking about ways to reshape modes of architecture and the design practice. Waverley Council engaged Archrival to design, construct and install the public art piece as a means of injecting beauty at a human scale to the otherwise vehicle-dominated streetscape of Gray Street in Bondi Junction, Sydney. This was part of Council’s Bondi Junction Complete Streets Project, which aims to make the area a true destination that is inviting, functional and desirable; an exciting place to live, work, visit and enjoy.

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2014-2015 Rome Prize Winners announced

The American Academy in Rome congratulates the winners of the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition.  The winners’ were announced at the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony, held at the Harmonie Club in New York City on 10 April.

Each year, through a national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to approximately thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize
Kim Karlsrud & Daniel Phillips
Co-Founders & Principals, Commonstudio, Los Angeles, CA
Corsophilia: Uncovering the Biodiversity of the Roman Streetscape

Garden Club of America Rome Prize
Adam Kuby
Environmental Artist/Sculptor/Designer, Portland, Ore.
Urban Ecologies/Temporal Investigations

Congratulations to Kim, Daniel and Adam. To see the full list of prize winners goto American Academy in Rome

Finalists announced for IFC Masterplan Design Competition

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Finalist | Image Credit: KCAP ARCHITECTS&PLANNERS, DE ARCHITECTEN CIE., BURO HAPPOLD, KARRES EN BRANDS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, MLAB, FAKTON AND PROSPERTITY PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC, part of the Sberbank Russia Group of companies, is pleased to announce the completion of the second stage of the international competition for the development of the master-plan for the International Financial Centre (IFC) in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, and the selection of three finalists.

The finalists are:
– TEAM MOSCOW – ASTOC / HPP
– KCAP ARCHITECTS&PLANNERS, DE ARCHITECTEN CIE., BURO HAPPOLD, KARRES EN BRANDS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, MLAB, FAKTON AND PROSPERTITY PROJECT MANAGEMENT
– TPO RESERVE – MAXWAN

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Bulcock Beach Esplanade Redevelopment | Caloundra Australia | PLACE Design Group

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Image Credit | Chelmstone

The Bulcock Beach foreshore is a spectacular piece of the Queensland coast.  A natural outlook across the sparkling waters of the Pumicestone Passage, the foreshore has views from the northern tip of Bribie Island National Park and further west to the Glasshouse Mountains.  In 2007 PLACE Design Group was first commissioned by the Sunshine Coast Council to undertake master plan review, design development, stakeholder consultation and to prepare detailed tender documentation for the Bulcock Beach Esplanade Redevelopment. In 2013 this redevelopment was completed and the foreshore area not only preserved but reinvigorated.

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“Rolling Garden” | Lausanne Jardins 2014 | Fernando Lafuente Peláez et al

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Prototype development of different species in different growth phases

Project for the international competition of ephemeral garden.  LAUSANNE JARDINS 2014 (also known as LANDING), which is held every four years since 1997 in the city of Lausanne (Switzerland). It is considered in the avant-garde of its kind, by their proposals and unusual locations.

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ICE Square | Swansea Wales | Studio Fink

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The development of SA1 waterfront in Swansea aims to reconnect the Prince of Wales Dock to the rest of the city. The vision for SA1 is for it to be a ‘lively, attractive waterside destination, fostering a high standard of urban design and architecture with an emphasis on innovation, modernity and flexibility’. The Ice House Square forms a key public realm space in the waterfront development as well as a landing point for a new bridge by Wilkinson Eyre architects. The square forms a new strategic space that is capable of nurturing an accessible pedestrian city neighbourhood in what originally was conceived as a industrial dock area.

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