Beijiao Cultural Centre | Foshan China | Gravity Green

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In the age of the economic boom, the modernisation in China is speedily rushing out traditional cultures that once dominated civilization and assembled local identities. While the city transformation seems to be inevitable, it also becomes increasingly vital to preserve the collective memories in the age of globalization. The Beijiao Cultural Centre is an experiment that investigates and examines how regional architecture can bridge the emerging contemporary city with its cultural reminiscence.

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Jonas Dahlberg to design July 22 Memorial Sites in Norway

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Director of KORO/Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås announced recently the jury’s evaluation of submissions and final decision in the closed competition July 22 Memorial sites. The jury’s decision was unanimous, voting Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg as winner of the competition.
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CSLA announces Awards of Excellence winners

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The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA-AAPC) has announced this years national and regional Awards of Excellence. Brian Parker, Chair of the Awards of Excellence jury stated “More and more frequently landscape architects appear to be leading projects that are increasingly multi-disciplinary. Collaborative work with engineers, architects and planners bodes well for the profession.”.

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. National and Regional awards are presented in three categories: Honour, Merit, and Citations. Honour Awards recipients demonstrate excellence in all
judging criteria, Merit Awards in some criteria, and Citations in particular categories.

The awards will be presented at a gala during the CSLA Congress to be held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Saturday, May 31st, 2014.

World Landscape Architecture congratulates all the winners of the 2014 CSLA Awards of Excellence.

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Stoss + SHoP rise to the top in Dallas Connected City Design Challenge

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Dallas CityDesign has announced the results of the Connected City Design Challenge. Stoss  + SHoP‘s proposal, Hyper Density Hyper Landscape, has been uniquely recognized as the preferred proposal among the Professional Stream that included finalists Ricardo Bofill and OMA+AMO. A clear and pragmatic approach offers innovative solutions to Dallas’s urban challenges and sets the stage for transformation that will reunite Downtown Dallas and the Trinity River.

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West 8 & ACLA selected for West Kowloon Cultural District Park

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The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority recently announced that a design team led by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (Hong Kong) Ltd, supported by landscape architects, West 8 (Netherlands) and ACLA (Hong Kong), has been chosen to design and manage the development of the Park in the West Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong), scheduled to open in stages starting from 2015.

The Park will provide a major green open space in the heart of the city and a waterfront promenade which wraps the entire headland, offering spectacular views over Victoria Harbour.

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