Forgotten Spaces Ideas Competition

Forgotten Spaces is open to all university students and professionals within the arts, design and built environment vocations located in the UK. Now in its third year in London, this design competition asks architects, planners, artists, engineers and landscape designers to nominate an existing over-looked site in the Greater London area and propose an idea for its improvement.
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Gold Coast Cultural Precinct International Design Competition

The Council of the City of Gold Coast will open Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition on 26 March with the launch of a new project website. The two-stage competition is open to international teams and is expected to attract some of the world’s top architects and landscape architects.
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JUST ARRIVED | Landscape | Spring Edition

Landscape | Spring Edition
The spring edition of Landscape – The Journal of the Landscape Institute has arrived in the WLA mailbox with some great articles covering the impact of heritage on park design, practical articles on spotting disease in trees and selection and nurturing trees. This edition also includes some great information on BIM for landscape architects, changes in UK legislation and some featured projects. Best of all was a great pull out poster(see below) of urban parks from 1839 to 2012. Another good read available from the Landscape Institute.

Landscape | Spring Edition
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Weddle Gilmore including !melk and Floor Associates awarded Hance Park Master Plan Design

Existing Site Condition at Margaret T. Hance Park | Image Credit Flickr User Ms.Phoenix

The City of Phoenix recently held an RFQ for Margaret T. Hance Park Master Plan Design. The city received 20 submittals and short-listed to four teams lead by Weddle Gilmore, Stoss, Gould Evans and West 8.

The City of Phoenix decided that the Weddle Gilmore team as the successful  submitter. Their team includes: !melk, Floor Associates, HR&A, ETM  Associates, City Activators Inc., Rider Levett Bucknall, Pentagram, Kimber Lanning, Public Workshop, David Evans Assoc, Buro Happold, IAS Labs, Artistic Arborist, and RAMM.

This is an award recommendation pending final approval.

hat tip to micheleshelor for the tip via twitter.

IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr User Ms.Phoenix

BIG selected for the Smithsonian Institution Master Plan


BIG leading a Core Design Team including Surface Design(landscape), Traceries and Robert Silman Associates, further supported by Atelier Ten, GHT Limited , Wiles Mensch, Weidlinger Associates, VJ Associates, Protection Engineering Group and FDS Design Studio is today officially announced as the winning team to rethink the historic Smithsonian campus, world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.
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