Revised plans for new Tate Modern building receive planning permission – Tate Modern

Tate | Press Releases | Revised plans for new Tate Modern building receive planning permission (Tate Modern)

The revised plans for the new development of Tate Modern by leading international architects Herzog & de Meuron have been granted planning permission by Southwark Council it was announced today.

Southwark Council commended the revised plans in their report: “The proposed new building will be an extraordinary and unique addition to London’s townscape. There have already been great regeneration benefits for the area following the opening of Tate Modern at Bankside. It is anticipated that Tate Modern 2 will further contribute to, and form the focus for the future regeneration of this area. The application can be strongly recommended for approval.”

Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate said: “We are delighted that Herzog & de Meuron’s revised plans have been granted approval by Southwark Council. We look forward to creating one of the most exciting cultural buildings in Europe which will bring direct benefits to Southwark and London as a whole.”

In response to a revised brief, and in consultation with artists and curators, the architects have refined designs to create a dramatic new museum for the 21st century. At the heart of the new plans are the unique oil tanks of the former power station, which will be retained as raw spaces for art and from which the new building will rise.

These revisions have been shaped by a desire to integrate the new structure with the existing building and to contribute to the local environment by opening up a new North/South route from the Millennium Bridge through the building to Southwark. The integration is expressed in a façade, which echoes that of the original power station but uses brick in a radical new way by creating a perforated brick lattice through which the building will glow in the evening. The building is more compact than in the previous scheme and the configuration is more flexible to allow for future changes in the programme.

The revised building also sets new benchmarks for museums and galleries in the UK for both sustainability and energy use. By exploiting waste heat emitted from EDFE’s relocated transformers and employing passive design principles wherever practicable the scheme will use 54% less energy, and emit 44% less carbon than building regulations demand.

Overall the project will also address some of the strains on the current building. The gallery was originally designed for 2 million visitors. With current visitor numbers reaching up to 5 million, there is serious overcrowding particularly at weekends. Changes in contemporary art practice mean that different kinds of spaces are desirable and additional space is needed so works can be brought out of storage and shown on a more permanent basis. Since 2000, there have been more than 2 million participants in Tate Modern’s learning programmes and existing spaces cannot satisfy demand.

The project is due to be completed in 2012 at an estimated cost of £215 million at 2012 prices. To date Tate has raised £74 million, which represents a third of the overall costs.

SOURCE: Tate | Press Releases | Revised plans for new Tate Modern building receive planning permission (Tate Modern)

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Congratulations to new members of the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects

PRC Board Exam Results reports

“The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 11 out of 22 passed the Landscape Architect Licensure Examination given by the Board of Landscape Architecture in Manila this March 2009.

Registration for membership with the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects, Inc. (PALA) will start on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.

Following is the list of Successful Applicants:


SOURCE: Landscape Architects Board Exam Results for March 2009 » PRC Board Exam Results

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situate – international sculpture competition for Perth, Western Australia.

Department of Culture and Arts – Western Australia annnounces

situate is an international sculpture competition for Perth, Western Australia.

Forrest Place, which is the location of a proposed major multi-million dollar upgrade, has been announced as the site for the artwork.

situate has been designed to encourage innovative partnerships between creative minds from a range of disciplines.

$1million is being offered for an artwork to transform the city landscape and represents a new challenge to public art and its interaction with the built environment in WA.

SOURCE: Department of Culture and Arts – Western Australia via ArtDaily

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Indonesian dam warnings ignored –

The dam wall at Situ (Lake) Gintung south of Jakarta was breached early on Friday morning.

Nirwono Yoga, the head of the Indonesia Landscape Architecture Study Group,….. warned of a calamity after conducting three surveys of Jakarta’s dams in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

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Canadian Society of Landscape Architects – April World Landscape Architect Month

April is World Landscape Architect Month.   Landscape Architects across Canada are gearing up to celebrate their profession along with landscape architects across the world. [1]  April was chosen in concert with Earth Day on April 22 and the April 27 birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of the landscape architecture profession in North America. Here are just some of the celebration events planned across the country:

 Canada’s April is World Landscape Architecture Month Poster Contest Winner – landscape architectural intern Sylvie Godin, Montréal, Québec. To view the winning poster, visit CSLA’s website  or click here.

 Landscape Architect Student Works’ Exhibition – April 24, 2009 University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture has organized a year end exhibition at the J. A. Russell Building (U of M) on April 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm (the exhibit will remain open April 27th and 28th).  Work from the graduate program of Landscape Architecture will be included in this premier exhibition. For more information contact: Valerie Lindberg, MALA Executive Director, 204.663.4863

 NuALA Award Presentation to the City of Iqaluit – April 14, 2009

The Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects (NuALA) is launching an annual awards series recognizing excellence and innovation in landscape architecture, design, planning, management, conservation and research.  This year’s award will be presented to the City of Iqaluit and stone mason Mary Crnkovich, for the design and construction of stone works throughout the city.  For more information contact: John Laird, NUALA President, 867.979.1294

 Beijing Visiting Lecturer at the University of Toronto –  April 1, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.

A lecture for the annual MICHAEL HOUGH/ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS VISITING CRITIC for 2008-2009, by Kongjian Yu, professor and Dean of Peking University Graduate School of Landscape Architecture | Turenscape, Beijing.  His lecture, “Toward New Aesthetics/ Recovering Landscape as an Art of Survival” will take place Wednesday April 1, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Room 103, 230 College Street.  For information on this and other celebration events contact: Elise Shelley, University of Toronto

 Windsor declares April 13 – 19 Landscape Architecture week

A proclamation has been issued by Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis to announce the recognition of Landscape Architecture Week in the City of Windsor for April 13-19, as part of the month-long world celebration. Plans are being finalized to display Award winning landscape architect works in City Hall.  For information contact:   Stefan Fediuk,

 Halifax landscape architect’s hosting a children’s design event –  April 26, 2009

The APALA is  hosting a children’s event with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, where kids will have a chance work individually with a landscape architect for an afternoon to design a park in a waterfront space and build a model of it.  For more information contact: Gordon Smith, APALA President, 902. 421-7241,

City of Calgary celebrates landscape architecture

Calgary’s City Hall will be decorated with banners recognizing the role of parks and landscape architecture to the life of the city.  Postcards and bookmarks will be handed out at the Earth Day celebrations at the Inglewood Bird sanctuary. For more information contact: Anne Charlton, AALA President, 403 268 5204

Many of our CSLA Component Organizations are organizing high school presentations on landscape architecture as a career and April public media interviews.  For contact information about our Component Organizations, visit our website  or click here.

Avril est le Mois mondial de l’architecture de paysage – À l’instar des architectes paysagistes du monde entier, les architectes paysagistes dans tout le Canada se préparent à célébrer leur profession. Le mois d’avril a été choisi de concert avec le Jour de la Terre le 22 et, le 27, l’anniversaire de naissance de Frederick Law Olmsted, fondateur de la profession d’architecture de paysage en Amérique du Nord. Voici un aperçu sommaire des événements planifiés pour cette célébration à la grandeur du pays:


Gagnante du concours de l’affiche du Mois mondial de l’architecture de paysage au Canada – Sylvie Godin, stagiaire en architecture de paysage, Montréal, Québec. Pour visionner l’affiche gagnante, visitez le site Web de l’AAPC ou cliquez ici.


Exposition des travaux des étudiants en architecture de paysage – Le 24 avril à l’université du Manitoba

La faculté de l’architecture de paysage de l’Université du Manitoba organise une exposition au J.A. Russell Building (U. du M.) le 24 avril 2009 à 19 h (l’exposition restera accessible les 27 et 28 avril). Les travaux du programme d’études supérieures en architecture de paysage feront partie de cette première exposition. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez communiquer avec : Valerie Lindberg, directrice générale, MALA, 204-663-4863 –


Présentation du Prix NuALA à la ville de Iqaluit –Le 14 avril 2009

La Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects (NuALA) lance sa série de prix annuels qui reconnaît l’excellence et l’innovation en architecture de paysage, le design, l’aménagement, la conservation et a recherche. Cette année, le Prix sera remis à la ville de Iqaluit et à la maçonne sur pierre Mary Crnkovich pour le design et la construction de travaux sur pierre dans la ville. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez communiquer avec : John Laird, président, NuALA, 867-979-1294


Chargé de cours invité de Pékin à l’Université de Toronto – Le 1er avril 2009 à 18 h 30

Une conférence à l’intention de l’événement annuel MICHAEL HOUGH/ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF LADSCAPE ARCHITECTS VISITING CRITIC 2008-209, par Kongjian Yu, professeur et doyen de Peking University Graduate School of Landscape Architecture, Turenscape, Pékin.  Sa conférence, «°Towards New Aesthetics / Recovering Landscape as an Art Survival°» se tiendra le mercredi 1er avril 2009 à 18°h°30, local 103, 230 rue College. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur cet événement ou autres activités de la célébration, communiquez avec :  Elise Shelley, Université de Toronto


Windsor annonce la semaine de l’architecture de paysage du 13 au 19 avril

Une proclamation, publiée par le maire Eddie Francis de la ville de Windsor, annonce la participation de la ville en désignant la semaine du 13°au°19°avril «°Semaine de l’architecture de paysage°». L’achèvement des projets se poursuit pour l’exposition de travaux primés en matière d’architecture de paysage à hôtel de ville. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez communiquer avec : Stefan Fediuk,


Les architectes paysagistes d’Halifax animent un événement de design à l’intention des enfants le 26 avril

L’AAPPA anime un événement à l’intention des enfants conjointement avec la Galerie d’art de a Nouvelle-Écosse au cours duquel les enfants auront la chance de travailler personnellement avec un architecte paysagiste pendant un après-midi pour concevoir un parc dans un espace riverain et en fabriquer la maquette. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez communiquer avec : Gordon Smith, président, AAPPA, 902-421.7241,


La ville de Calgary célèbre l’architecture de paysage

L’hôtel de ville de Calgary s’ornera de bannières pour souligner le rôle des parcs et de l’architecture de paysage dans la vie de la ville. Des cartes postales et des signets seront distribués lors des célébrations du Jour de la Terre au Refuge

d’oiseaux d’Inglewood. Pour obtenir plus d’information, veuillez communiquer avec : Anne Charlton, présidente, AALA, 403.268.5204,


Plusieurs Associations constituantes de l’AAPC organisent des présentations sur la profession d’architecte paysagiste dans les écoles secondaires et des entrevues avec les organes d’information en avril. Our obtenir les coordonnées de nos organisations constituantes, visitez notre site Web ou cliquez ici


Pour accéder à la trousse «°Mois mondial de l’architecture de paysage°» de l’AAPC (incluant l’affiche primée téléchargeable, une présentation-diaporama et plus encore), cliquez ici. Soyez aux aguets : l’annonce de notre concours You Tube se fera sur la page d’accueil notre site Web au début d’avril.


Si vous désirez interviewer Cathy Sears, AAPC, AALA, présidente de l’AAPC ou Chris Grosset, AAPC, NuALA, président du comité « Avril est le Mois mondial de l’architecture de paysage », veuillez communiquer avec la directrice générale de l’AAPC, Paulette Vinette au 1-866-781-9799 ou à

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