British Waterways, in partnership with H20 Urban Ltd, has today announced the winners of a competition to remodel five historic Spits Barges to create an exceptional mixed use scheme in London’s Docklands.
The winning practices have been announced as:
• BACA – an award winning research led practice noted for their work around climate change and flooding, and;
• PCKO – also an award winning practice, noted for their work in creating attractive buildings that respect the environment and utilise innovative technology.
Both submissions impressed the judges with their ability to challenge traditional perceptions of waterspace design, whilst retaining continuity with the commercial past of the Barges and their surroundings.
SOURCE: British Waterways
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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
“Designs for the Pier Head
Southend PierSouthend Borough Council working with the Landscape Institute are running an international competition to design a new landscape and buildings for the pier head at Southend Pier.
The competition will seek to bring forward designs to reinvigorate the pier head and turn it once more into a major attraction for both tourists and residents.
Designers will be challenged to develop the pier head in a manner that builds on the town’s cultural attractions and also makes the most of its important heritage.”
For more information on the competition go to the competition page
SOURCE: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT is not involved in this design competition in any way. Please contract the organisers Southend-on-Sea Borough Council for more information about the competition.
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San Francisco Examiner reports
“City Park is planned as a rooftop highlight of the rebuilt Transbay Transit Center at First and Mission streets, scheduled to open in 2014.
The 5.4-acre park’s whimsical design has been a hit in recent weeks after being shown off at public meetings and forums.
“If you look at the Transbay Neighborhood that’s in redevelopment,
there aren’t any other natural spaces or public parks of significant
size around there,” landscape architect Adam Greenspan said.”
read more at the SOURCE: San Francisco Examiner – New downtown park to be oasis in the sky
reports Times Online
“New York’s most famous green space is about to become old news. In terms of public parkland, there’s a new kid on the block.
Twenty-two blocks, actually. New York’s latest development, the High Line, stretches 1.45 miles along Manhattan’s West Side, from Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, up through Chelsea to 34th Street. But it’s not your average urban park — at its broadest, it is only 60ft wide, and it’s between 18ft and 30ft high…..”
SOURCE: Times Online – The High Line: New York’s newest park
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Topos will be presenting its Topos Landscape Award 2009 in a ceremony at the Topos Design and Sustainability Symposium on 26 June in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The symposium, which will be taking place in the Nordic House Culture Centre built by Alvar Aalto in 1968, is being held in collaboration with FILA, the Icelandic Landscape Architecture Association, at the invitation of the Nordic Council.
The speakers include Jenny Osuldsen, Antje Stokmann, Eelco Hooftman, Bart Brands, Philip Coxall, Adrian McGregor and others, and an excursion to landscape projects in the Reykjavik area is being offered as part of the symposium on 27 June.
The symposium is limited to 120 persons and costs 150 euros. To register or obtain more information, contact Marie Persson at email@example.com