Henning Larsen Architects has been selected to design the European Spallation Source research centre. In a large international design contest, two winners were chosen: the concept by the Henning Larsen consortium, and the concept by the BIG/HOK consortium. In the end, HLA was selected to develop the final design.The ESS is Europe’s largest science current project. It will be the world-leading research facility for materials research and life science with neutrons.
Kerb Journal of Landscape Architecture has put out the call for papers for its 21st edition. KERB is a student-run annual publication featuring works from distinguished practitioners and students alike and is produced and edited by students of the Department of Landscape Architecture at RMIT University. Kerb aims to highlight people and projects that are strengthening design discourse in a multi-disciplinary way.
Kerb 21 topic is ‘Peripheral Processes: Adapted Modes of Practice’ and will address the current issues unfolding within design discourse. We seek submissions documenting design projects and processes in the form of research, essays, sketches and diagrams, collage, prose, photography, film, digital animations or film, grassroots projects, folk and contemporary art and everything in between. Continue reading KERB 21 | Call for Papers
New York Times reports on the City of Paris using sheep to maintain park lawns. Paris is turning back the clock. Many parks around the world previously used sheep to maintain lawns including Central Park where sheep grazed from 1860’s until the mid-1930’s. (Video Source | New York Times | Length 2:05)
HASSELL was one of four finalists shortlisted in the Royal Institute of British Architects / Land Trust competition to create a master plan for a new public open space and visitor destination at the former Cronton Colliery site – a disused coal mine in Knowlsey, United Kingdom. Continue reading Cronton Colliery | Knowlsey United Kingdom | HASSELL
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. Continue reading Forgotten Spaces Ideas Competition
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.