High Line Stage 2 Opens

June 8, 2011,AEDT

The Stage 2 section of the Highline designed by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Piet Oudolf, and Buro Happold has opened to the public. The opening of the new section doubles the length of the public park. After years of planning, design and construction, the High Line is | Read More

NCPC Selects Five Firms for President’s Park South Design Competition

May 10, 2011,AEDT

*UPDATE* NCPC has unveiled the designs and we recently published the concepts 2011.06.21 The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has invited five of the country’s leading architecture and landscape design firms to develop proposals to beautify and improve the visitor experience at President’s Park South, the area immediately south of the White | Read More

Singapore opens large floating wetland

November 10, 2010,AEDT

Over the weekend in Singapore the Senkang Floating Wetland – the largest man-made floating wetland in Singapore was opened to the public by Prime Minister Lee. Developed as part of PUB’s Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters programme, the wetland sitting on the Punggol Reservoir is roughly the size of half a football | Read More

Seattle’s Central Waterfront Project Finalists Announced

September 1, 2010,AEDT

Last week the City of Seattle announced the shortlist of finalists for the role of lead designer. The four shortlisted teams are led by the following firms: – Gustafson Guthrie Nichol – James Corner Field Operations – Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates – Wallace Roberts & Todd The shortlist was established | Read More

St.Louis Gateway Arch Competition teams meet with local advisory team

July 6, 2010,AEDT

Recently the five finalists for the St.Louis CityRiverArch 2015 design competition met with the 24 members of the  local advisory team to ask questions and seek clarification.  The advisory team includes officials from the city street department, the Missouri and Illinois transportation agencies, the Coast Guard, the Metro East Park | Read More

Planting starts at London Olympic Park wetland

June 24, 2010,AEDT

The first of 4,000 new semi-mature trees are taking root in the London’s Olympic Park with around 100 ash, cherry and hazel trees, grown in Hampshire, already planted. The first of 300,000 wetland plants, grown in Norfolk and Wales for the UK’s largest ever urban river and wetland planting, were laid | Read More

NYC launches urbancanvas Design Competition

June 24, 2010,AEDT

A design competition to improve construction sites across New York City.  The competition is seeking artists and design professionals to  develop creative artwork for construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoons in New York City. This competition, created by the Department of Buildings and Department of Cultural Affairs and supported by | Read More

Edward Uhlir unimpressed by Lansdowne Park design

June 22, 2010,AEDT

Following up from recent reports about the Lansdowne Park competition the Ottawa Citizen is reporting Edward Uhlir, Executive Director of Millennium Park and who oversaw the building of Chicago’s Millennium Park has commented that “The landscape plan is pretty timid in terms of design,” Uhlir, who is now the executive director | Read More

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