Minneapolis Parks Foundation recently announced the shorlist for the Water Works park schematic design project. The three shortlisted teams include
- Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York);
- SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York);
- Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York).
A ﬁve-member Designer Selection Committee chose the teams from a pool of 27 responses representing seven U.S. states and ﬁve European countries to the April RFP for schematic design for a new urban park on “America’s fourth coast.”
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Isabelle Duvivier (architect/environmentalist), of Duvivier Architects, purchased a dilapidated 100-year-old home in a long established, low-income neighborhood on Brooks Ave. in Venice, California in July 2009. She wanted to blend into the neighborhood by keeping the feel of the craftsman house, but she had a larger goal – to reduce the impact and energy footprint of the house on the environment through intelligent, experimental technologies in water, energy and materials.
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Team Entry Infographic | Courtesy of Институт медиа, архитектуры и дизайна “Стрелка” / Сергей Леонтьев and Institute for media, architecture and design Strelka
Back in April we posted the announcement for Zaryadye Park Design Competition – the first public park built in Moscow for over 50 years. The organisers have announced that the received over 90 entries of which 87 teams were eligible for entry. The list of team leaders shows that there is great interest from around the world with many of the teams having a track record of winning major design competitions including Atelier Dreiseitl, Bjarke Ingels Group(BIG), Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Grant Associates, GROSS. MAX, Gustafson Porter, HASSELL, James Corner Field Operations, Mecanoo International, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, MVRDV, OKRA, Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten, REX Architecture, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill(SOM), SWA Group, TOPOTEK 1, Turenscape, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Zaha Hadid and 66 other teams.
The next stage is to select a final six teams who will proceed to Stage 2 – Concept competition.
Find out the other teams at Zaryadye Park Design Competition
IMAGE | Courtesy of Zaryadye Park Design Competition organisers | Институт медиа, архитектуры и дизайна “Стрелка” / Сергей Леонтьев and Institute for media, architecture and design Strelka
Canterbury Cathedral is England’s first Cathedral and Mother Church; it welcomes over a million visitors a year. The Canterbury Cathedral Landscape Design Competition is an exciting initiative, which seeks to find the best design team to re-imagine and reinvigorate the existing setting. It is a rare opportunity to bring fresh thinking and new ideas to the landscape of one of England’s most famous buildings.
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Our thinking about the design was based on the idea of the “urban lounge”. Having looked at a variety of living rooms, we have chosen to simplify the urban lounge to four basic elements.
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The Doris Duke Monument Foundation (DDMF), an offshoot of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF), has delivered an installation at Queen Anne Square in Newport, RI, with a dual purpose. It was created to honor the memory of Doris Duke, who championed Newport’s historic preservation and left an enduring legacy of historic architecture; and created to honor the effect of historic preservation as a catalyst for community revitalization.
The installation, entitled ‘The Meeting Room’, was created by Maya Lin, an artist selected for her thoughtfulness in approaching the site, its historic context, the visitor, and the important contributions made to Newport by Doris Duke. The landscaping was designed by Edwina von Gal, a talented landscape architect whom Maya Lin personally selected for this project.
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Back in April we reported that 3 entries from over 100 had been short-listed for the RIBA Vauxhall The Missing Link Design Competition. The RIBA announced recently that erect architecture with J&L Gibbons has won with their entry. London based Erect Architecture and J&L Gibbons will now work with Vauxhall One to re-design the public realm in the Vauxhall area of Nine Elms on the South Bank.
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