MVRDV with Traumhaus redefine affordable suburban housing

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MVRDV partnered with Traumhaus, a housing producer which focuses on low-cost high-quality homes based on standardised elements, to design 27.000m2 of housing, gardens and public spaces. The scheme is situated in Funari, one of five districts in a major re-development of the Benjamin Franklin barracks in Mannheim. The new village is a catalogue of dwelling and garden typologies, a huge set of variations on Traumhaus’ original design, each designed to support a different type of household and demographic. The collaboration combines tradition with extravaganza, experience with experimentation, quality with quantity, sharing the ideal of variety and social access with innovation and realisation. Through encouraging a range of different inhabitants to live in the area MVRDV hopes to transform the modern idea of village life with segregated households, into a rich diverse community where individuality and quality of life are paramount.

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Zaton tourist settlement | Zadar, Croatia | Turisthotel, Ranka Perović Bilić

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The Zaton tourist settlement is a coastal and marine area of 100 hectares and great individuality. The whole area of tourist village is exceptional for its landscape characteristics. Sandy bay, overall mildness of the landscape, the forests and plenty of green represent the highest landscape value. Its master plan calls for a pedestrian pathway that in one direction leads toward the old royal town of Nin and in the other direction towards the sea.

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Vestre Fjordpark | Working with Nature | LIW planning

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The project “Working with Nature” proposes an architectonically robust overall approach to the area surrounding Vestre Fjordpark in Aalborg West which gathers public recreational facilities and accessibility in a new type of space in Aalborg. Urbanity and landscape are synthesized in a site-specific, coastal city space that operates with Danish coastal landscape typologies: the lagoon, the salt marsh, the tongue, and the forest are “Working with Nature”.

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NEO Brussels | KCAP Architects&Planners

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NEO Brussels masterplan prescribes the redevelopment of Brussel’s Heysel plateau, one of the most strategic locations in the Brussels Metropole Region. The design for NEO Brussels aims to strengthen the significance of the Heysel, and to qualify it within a framework for sustainable development. A masterplan for the Heysel is being developed for the first time since the 1958 World’s Fair. This requires a strong vision that integrates Brussels, Belgium and Europe in one place.

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Celebrate Landscape Architecture in April

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April is World Landscape Architecture Month (#WLAM2016) and is a month long celebration of Landscape Architecture across the world through social media (twitter, instagram, facebook and more) by taking photos of landscape architecture with the “This is Landscape Architecture” card and adding the hashtag #WLAM2016.

Find out more about what is going on in your country through ASLA, Landscape Institute and CSLA.  Also follow, retweet and share your fellow landscape architects posts with the hashtag #WLAM2016.

WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE is not involved with World Landscape Architecture Month, but we are very happy to share, like and retweet your posts and feel free to tag or include @wlandscapearch in your tweets or posts.

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C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur win Future Sølund in Copenhagen

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C.F. Møller and Tredje Natur win competition to design an innovative generation community in Copenhagen – one of the largest and most visionary residential and nursing home projects in Danish history.

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Landscape Institute Awards 2016 open for registration

2015 winner of the Design for a Large Scale Development Award | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park South Plaza by James Corner Field Operations and LDA Design (image credit Robin Forster and LDA-Design)

The Landscape Institute Awards 2016 are now open for registration with 15 categories this year. Awards range from best design for a small scale development; recognising work in research and policy; to urban design and masterplaning which reflects the enormous variety of work undertaken by landscape professionals and students.

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