Team DELVA – Powerhouse Company wins Queen Juliana Square in The Hague

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The evaluation committee has appointed Team DELVA / Powerhouse as the winning design proposal for a new building and public space on Queen Juliana Square (KJ Plein) in The Hague. The proposal will serve as city’s gateway, standing in connection with the central train station. It’s symbolic value as the entrance to The Hague drives our ambition for a square that welcomes new visitors, provides an enticing social space for locals and in facilitating the rush of daily commuters.
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The City of Toronto and The 519 announce team for Moss Park in Toronto

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The City of Toronto and The 519 are pleased to announce the design team that joins the More Moss Park public consultation process. The team lead by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA), will work with local residents and communities to develop a shared vision for recreational facilities and green space in Moss Park as part of the current feasibility study. The team includes MJMA, West 8, LGA Architectural Partners, and Public Studio.

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Shenzhen Bay Tech-Eco Park utilises ecological sustainability to design four districts

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CRJA-IBI Group in collaboration with BLY Landscape Architects were selected to design the exterior landscaped area, roadways, elevated decks, gardens and roof gardens for four districts within the new Shenzhen Bay Technology and Ecology Park. Shenzhen is a major city in the south of Southern China’s Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. The area is China’s first—and one of the most successful—Special Economic Zones. The project’s location within the urban fabric of Shenzhen offered the landscape architects distinct opportunities to create an energizing addition to the neighborhood.

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`The Rainforest` seeks to evoke the surrounding landscape for residents

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The Rainforest is an executive condominium housing development set amidst vast landscaped grounds that evoke the look of a nature reserve. Spanning an area of 17,590 square metres situated along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, the residential development is well integrated with its lush tropical setting.

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Serpentine Pavilion by BIG

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For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, we have attempted to design a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-form yet rigorous, modular yet sculptural, both transparent and opaque, both box and blob.

BIG Serpentine Pavilion 2016 from BIG on Vimeo.

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Canada creates landscape intervention for Venice Biennale

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Aerial View of EXTRACTION – Canada Pavilion Intervention at Venice Biennale in Giardini | Image via Twitter from Felix Torkar Asst. Curator Making Heimat

The Art Gallery of Alberta is proud to present Canada’s National Exhibition EXTRACTION, curated by OPSYS, to open at Biennale Architettura 2016 on May 28th. Located outside in the Giardini for the first time in the history of the biannual exhibition, the project presents an interactive landscape intervention—built into the ground—that reveals Canada’s global presence as pre-eminent extractive nation to the world. Through a unique audiovisual experience, EXTRACTION explores the scales, states, and systems of resource extraction, bringing to the surface its historical depths, as well as its political, ecological, and territorial dimensions.

The project is entirely about land, landscape, and landscape architecture. It calls attention to not only the territories of extraction that cities rely on, but the histories of colonization that underlies these territories. – Pierre Bélanger, Curator

 

A Walk in the Park of Empires from EXTRACTION on Vimeo.

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T.R.O.P creates resort inspired by the Thailand`s first national park

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Inspired by the nearby mountain range, Khao Yai, Thailand’s largest rain forest (also Thailand’s first national park), the landscape is created as the link between the architecture and Nature. Instead of trying to produce a faked natural forest, the architecture is interpreted as big trees while the landscape represents the green areas underneath. Working with different qualities of sunlight, the landscape solution successfully introduces the man-made sustainable forest, which inspires the residents to understand and appreciate what Nature is all about.

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