Revitalization of an urban community and surrounding dike park on the south banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany. West 8′s winning design addresses rising sea levels and climate change, bringing a human scale to an area dominated by automobile traffic.
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Sue Illman, President of the Landscape Institute, has criticised the Terry Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment as backward-looking and too inwardly focused. Speaking in response to the call for evidence Illman said: “In a world confronted by rapidly expanding urban populations, scarce resources, environmental and economic challenges it is disappointing to learn that the first such review since 2000 asks no questions about the role of government in creating sustainable environments or of transport, infrastructure, SMART cities, green infrastructure, water-sensitive design, place-making or many other established features of progressive urban design. The cities in which we live are not composed just of buildings. We have a relationship with the natural and ecological forces that influence the structure and working of our cities.”
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Snøhetta: Memories of architectural landscapes. A 30 minute video with Norwegian architect Kjetil T. Thorsen talking about Snøhetta’s work. The first section – ‘landscapes’ (5 Minutes), gives an insight on how Kjetil T. Thorsen and Snøhetta look at landscape. ”Landscapes are a massive force”, says Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, co-founder and director of Snøhetta: “And they are masterpieces, which architects can be inspired by.”
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5 Churchill Place Plaza is located in Canary Wharf, one of London’s two financial districts, on a site adjacent to an HOK designed 15 storey office tower built on an irregular shaped site.
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