With just under 150 days to go before the opening of 2011 International Horticultural Exhibition to be held in Xian, China (西安, 陕西) construction is in full swing on the gardens including West 8’s Garden of 10.000 Bridges (pictured above). Gardens are telling stories; they are poetry and have a narrative. | Read More
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
Turenscape has won the World’s Best Landscape award at the World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010 for Shanghai Houtan Park – a park on the banks of the Huangpu River within the 2010 World Expo park. The judges selected Shanghai Houtan Park as unanimous winner, among a very high-quality group | Read More
Recently there have been calls for papers for 2011 events and awards below is a summary. Call for Nominations for 2011 IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award This award is the highest honour that the International Federation of Landscape Architects can bestow upon a landscape architect. The Award recognises a living | Read More
On July 10, I had the pleasure of attending the forum and opening of the 2nd USC AAC Exhibition titled Creative Nature in Qingpu on the outskirts of Shanghai. The forum was an interesting presentation & discussion by panelists on the topic of “The New Chinese Landscape”. Several panelists where | Read More
In May 2010, a new botanical garden Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Park 上海辰山植物园 (Shanghai’s 2nd botanical garden) opened after 3 years of construction. The project was apart of improvement works by the government for the 2010 EXPO. The Botanic Park was designed by Christoph Valentien of Valentien + Valentien Landscape Architects and | Read More
IFLA Congress Day 3 included 6 different tours that delegates could take around Jiangsu Province including historical Chinese water towns, gardens, parks and new cities and returned for the Closing ceremony and Gala Dinner.
Day 2 saw 80 local and international speakers give presentations throughout the day covering a wide range of topics including design, planning, heritage, business and many others.
A rainy morning in Suzhou for the start of the 2010 IFLA Congress. Police escort for the bus convoy to the Suzhou Expo Centre in the newer part of Suzhou. Welcoming speeches from Chinese and Suzhou Government officials. Professional, friendly conference to further landscape architecture. The Keynote speeches gave an | Read More
The Faisal Mosque complex installed Pakistan’s first urban rainwater harvesting system has been installed in the capital city Islamabad. The system was funded by the city’s Capital Development Authority, and will provide clean drinking water while recharging the local water table for the city’s nearly 1 million residents. Known as | Read More