The landscape architects from SLA worked with the artist Morten Stræde to develop a landscaping- and art strategy for the gravel pits south of Roskilde showground. The raw material and festival site in Roskilde each year houses one of Europe’s biggest music festivals, The Roskilde Festival, and every year 100,000 people from all over the world guest the festival. For the rest of the year landscape, not yet excavated, work as a recreational landscape for the citizens of Roskilde. Every year, however, gravel pits eat their way through the landscape, leaving less green fields for guests and citizens to enjoy – a source of much controversy.
Continue reading The Dune | Roskilde Denmark | SLA and Morten Stræde
Back in 2009, I posted a short news summary about plans to create a plaza to remember the falling of the Berlin Wall at the border crossing at Bornholmer Strasse. Recently, I was wondering if the plaza was completed and contacted sinai, the firm who were commissioned to develop the design and found out that indeed the plaza to commemorate such a historic moment in time had been completed.
From the designer
The border checkpoint at Bornholmer Straße is known as the place where the Berliner Wall fell. Here next to the Bösebrücke a space of remembrance for November 9 was formed – a space for remembering a single day.
Continue reading Platz der 9. November 1989 | Berlin Germany | Sinai
The project developed a design idea for an elevated bike infrastructure in Genoa’s east Valley, known as Val Bisagno. The valley has been named after the seasonal stream that rushes through it, nowadays the area is one of Genoa’s busiest urban periphery, with 130.000 inhabitants and two major issues:
1) The recurring floods of the seasonal stream.
2) The lack of sustainable mobility plans.
Continue reading STUDENT PROJECT | Genoa Green Infrastructure | Alessandro Vino
On 21 March 2014, Bottleneck Park (Flaschenhalspark) was opened by the Senator for Urban Development and Environment Michael Müller together with the District Mayor Angelika Schoettler, the Councillor for Health, Social and Urban Development Dr. Sibyll block and the City Council for Building Daniel Kruger of the district Tempelhof Schoeneberg as well as the Managing Director of UTB GmbH Thomas Bestgen the southern continuation of the park of the park at the railway triangle, the so-called Bottleneck Park (Flaschenhalspark).
The unusual name comes from the bottleneck of its shape, which resembles an upside-down bottle. The 5.5 hectare site is located in the district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg on the former railway land between Yorckstraße and Monument Bridge.
Continue reading Bottleneck Park (Flaschenhalspark) opens in Tempelhof- Schöneberg
In the future, the urban space on Hannemanns Allé will be a significant urban space in a new business district. At the moment it is placed in a flat, open landscape in front of a single, distinctive building, Norman Fosters “Copenhagen Towers”.
Continue reading Hannemanns Allé | Ørestad Copenhagen | LIW planning