The Mayor Boris Johnson today announced new measures to accelerate the economic, social and cultural potential of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford and East London. Plans for a world class education and cultural quarter on the Park are to be brought to life through an international design competition to find a team to design ‘Olympicopolis’.
This new quarter on Stratford waterfront at the gateway to the site will bring together outstanding organisations to showcase exceptional art, dance, history, craft, science, technology and cutting edge design. Internationally renowned institutions, The Victoria and Albert Museum and Sadler’s Wells are planning to occupy the new development with University College London planning a move to a neighbouring site south of Anish Kapoor’s Orbit sculpture.
The international, open, two-stage design competition for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s cultural and education hub will launch in September 2014. Get more information at ‘Olympicopolis’ Competition website.
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute recently announced the first-ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition, in which top designers and architects will propose dynamic structures to be installed in front of the famed Flatiron Building for the 2014 winter holiday season.
The winning design will be unveiled in November—in the North Public Plaza at Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street—and will remain on view through the holidays as part of the Partnership’s annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” programming.
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More than a standard monograph, Designed Ecologies: The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu goes beyond publishing past works and includes 11 essays from the William Saunders and many others which delve deeper into Yu’s work, its background, influences and principles. Continue reading BOOK REVIEW | Design Ecologies, The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu
The Connect Kendall Square Design Competition is organised by the City of Cambridge, USA and directed under the auspices of the Office of the City Manager and the Community Development Department. The Connect Kendall Square Open Space Competition is a unique opportunity to plan and implement a vision for the entire open space network in Kendall Square and vicinity. The City is looking for new thinking with respect to the overall public realm, connections, programming, and place making.
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Warringah Council has announced the winner of the Walter Gors Park Design Ideas Competition, in which Council sought innovative ideas to transform this urban space into a revitalised park to reflect the energy, creativity, and diversity of Warringah and a revitalised Dee Why Town Centre.
Sydney based landscape architecture studio Corkery Consulting won the competition with “Wa(l)ter Gors Park”, which uses water as a unifying element within the public domain that is symbolic of renewal, movement and connectivity.
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