Just arrived in the WLA mailbox is the Autumn edition of Landscape – The Journal of the Landscape Institute. This edition covers the Landscape Institute Awards 2012 and also a few interesting articles about 2016 Olympics Rio masterplan, Remaking Cities and the Highline for London Competition. The section I enjoyed reading was Debate – Should landscape architects be activists?. Landscape is published quarterly by the Landscape Institute.
DutchDFA has been publishing profiles during 2012 and the latest one is of Rietveld Landscape and their project Vacant NL. Landscape architect Ronald Rietveld, together with his brother, economist and philosopher Erik Rietveld, form the driving forces behind Rietveld Landscape. One of their well-known projects is Vacant NL. It’s an appeal to the Dutch government to make the enormous potential of unused buildings owned by state-institutions available for the creative knowledge economy.
Dutch Profiles: Rietveld Landscape from Dutch Profiles on Vimeo.
The University of Manitoba in partnership with Manitoba Hydro has launched an international design competition seeking visionary design proposals for its 279-hectare (690-acre) Fort Garry Campus in Winnipeg, Canada. The campus includes the Southwood Lands, a 49-hectare (120-acre) former golf course that will become a new “sustainable” neighbourhood within the university boundaries.
Continue reading Visionary (re)Generation | Design Competition
Joint venture partners HASSELL + Populous have won the architectural contract for the design of Sydney’s new integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct at Darling Harbour, due for completion in 2016. HASSELL will also design the extensive public parklands and open space within the 20 hectare precinct.
Continue reading HASSELL + Populous to design Sydney’s new Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct
Fort Mason Center has selected West 8 as the winner of its 2012 design competition for the 13-acre waterfront campus in San Francisco. The three-month long competition sought creative and practical design concepts to further enliven and integrate the site. The design will enable Fort Mason Center to realize its full potential, both as a vital and stimulating location for arts and culture, and as an attractive destination for enjoyment of the site.
Continue reading West 8 wins Fort Mason Center design competition
IMAGE CREDIT | Scott Stevenson, Westrec
The 31st Street Harbor, one of the largest harbors built in Chicago in the last 50 years, transforms an underused portion of Lake Michigan lakeshore into a new public amenity. Unlike traditional harbors that are typically commercial ventures, this project took the approach of integrating the 1,000-slip marina with a park, melding high-tech engineering with thoughtful place-making.
Continue reading 31st Street Harbor | Chicago USA | AECOM
As part of a limited competition for the City of Sydney, HASSELL undertook the challenge to rejuvenate Perry Park in the inner-Sydney suburb of Alexandria.
Taking the themes of sport and ecology, the HASSELL response provides for a range of passive and active recreational activities within a park and wetland setting. Our goal was to create a destination for both individuals and groups; a place where sport and ecology mix seamlessly, support and complement one another in a balanced environment.
Continue reading Perry Park Design Competition | Sydney Australia | HASSELL