Hargreaves Associates wins Annual National Design Award for Landscape Architecture

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Louisville Waterfront Park (Louisville, Kentucky, 2003) by Hargreaves Associates | Credit: ©John Gollings

Today, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2016 National Design Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories. Now in its 17th year, the annual awards were established to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world.

Hargreaves Associates has been awarded the Annual National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. Other recipients include Moshe Safdie for Lifetime Achievement; Make It Right for Director’s Award; Bruce Mau for Design Mind; Center for Urban Pedagogy for Corporate & Institutional Achievement; Marlon Blackwell Architects for Architecture Design; Geoff McFetridge for Communication Design; Opening Ceremony for Fashion Design; Tellart for Interaction Design; Studio O+A for Interior Design; and Ammunition for Product Design.

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Vincom Landmark 81 Tower Landscape | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Atkins

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The Landscape design for Vincom Landmark 81 Tower aims to deliver a dynamic, contextual and well integrated public realm that addresses sustainable design challenges at various interfaces of the project and complements the iconic architecture.
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Carve creates challenging roller-coaster playground

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The Oosterpark, built in 1891, is part of the Amsterdam 19th century extension girdle, and is the first large public park that was realised by the municipality. Landscape architect Leonard Springer designed a classic English landscape style city park with monumental trees, meandering lines and a large water pond. Traditionally, the Oosterpark has been flanked by public functions like the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, university buildings and the Tropenmuseum – monumental buildings that are located in the northern zone but which ‘turn their back’ towards the park.
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Novofibre’s “Yu” Installation Fuses Designer Aesthetic with Call for Environmental Awareness

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In October 2015, Novofibre joined over 1,000 designers and artists for one of the most exciting design events in China. Every year the China Institute of Interior Design (CIID) hosts an “Open Exhibit” showcasing the world’s best creative talent and cutting edge design products. Novofibre worked with renowned artist and designer Lin Xueming to create an incredibly innovative, thought provoking and visually stunning exhibition.

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Pershing Square Renew Design Competition Finalists’ proposals revealed

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James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher and Partners

Recently the four finalists for the Pershing Square Renew design competition presented their proposals for re-invisioning Pershing Square. Pershing Square, the public park that covers an entire city block adjacent to LA’s Historic Core, Jewelry District, Bunker Hill and Civic Center, as well as a major transit station, has seen multiple incarnations, the most recent an overhaul dating back to the early 1990s. In September 2015, Councilmember Huizar spurred the creation of Pershing Square Renew, a public-private partnership to overhaul and re-envision the five-acre park that emerged from the Council member’s broad vision for a revitalized Downtown LA.

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Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition

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The City of Kansas City is sponsoring a design competition to bring in new ideas, energy, and visions to the development of Twin Creeks, a 15,000 acre predominantly rural area in the Northland of Kansas City that is projected to house up to 75,000 people over the next 20+ years.

Professional designs will be selected through a competitive process. Three winning concepts will be selected and awarded prizes totaling $24,000. Student teams are also encouraged to apply and will be considered for the overall awards and for a student-only Honorary Mention.

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Adelaide Zoo – Nature’s Playground | Adelaide, Australia | WAX Design with Phillips Pilkington Architects

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Nature’s Playground is a fantastic new exhibit at the Adelaide Zoo that connects children, parents and carers to nature through play. Nature’s Playground reflects the values, aspirations and philosophies of Adelaide Zoo regarding social inclusion, education and the need to foster an understanding of the natural world in everyone.

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