The Canadian Government recently announced that six teams were chosen as finalists in a national design competition to create concepts for the future National Holocaust Monument, which will be built in the heart of Canada’s capital, at the corner of Booth and Wellington streets, near the Canadian War Museum.
A Call for Qualifications was launched in May 2013, inviting teams of professional artists, architects, landscape architects and other design professionals to submit their credentials and examples of prior work at the first stage of a two-phase national design competition. Teams had to be led by a Canadian citizen. International candidates were, however, deemed eligible as team members.
Three of the six teams include a landscape architect including Daniel Roehr, SWA Group/Terraplan, and Claude Cormier. The full list of finalists includes
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Storm damage along the New Jersey coast. Photo credit | Greg Thompson/USFWS
One year on from Hurricane Sandy and what have we learnt
Perspective: How My Firm Saved Brooklyn Bridge Park From Sandy’s Fury | Michael Van Valkenburgh | Fast.Co.Design
“We should aim to incorporate more flexibility and potential for dynamic change into how we build–especially working collaboratively with our clients and those who will maintain the built projects.”
Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later | James S. Russell | Architectural Record
“While victims struggle to rebuild, architects plan for the next Big One.”
EXHIBITION | Museum of the City of New York Presents Hurricane Sandy Photography Exhibition on One-Year Anniversary | October 29-March 2
Rising Waters” is an exhibition of photographs taken in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island that capture the super-storm, the damage, and the aftermath. The Exhibition culled from over 10,000 images sent by over 1,000 people; both professional photographers. The exhibition includes a SOLD OUT event URGENT: New York Perspectives on Resilience co-sponsored by The Architectural League of New York, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and Island Press.
In other landscape news
Landscape architects well represented on London design panel | Landscape Institute
Several landscape architects are among the 14 practices to have been appointed in the public realm and landscape category of the Greater London Authority’s and Transport for London’s Architecture, Design and Urbanism Panel.
Continue reading This Week In Landscape | 27 October 2013
WLA 10 is the latest edition of WLA bi-monthly landscape architecture magazine with projects from Russia, Australia, USA, Montenegro, Germany, Vietnam, South Africa showcasing a wide range of projects. The scale and depth of the designs published in this 10 edition gives a great insight into the landscape architecture profession for professionals, students and the public. Projects vary from the conceptual to the built, from the natural to the highly constructed landscape.
WLA 10 includes 20 different projects from various firms including Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, LDA Design, HASSELL, Taylor Cullity Lethlean, OLIN, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, mikyoung kim design, Gravity Green, EDSA, Groundswell Design and many others.
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Earlier this year it is announced at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens that the OKRA team of OKRA in collaboration with Mixst urbanism and Wageningen University, had won the prestigious competition ReThink Athens, towards a new city centre. The team is supported by the Greek Architects of Studio 75 and Werner Sobek Green Technologies. The event took place in presence of the President of the Onassis Foundation, Mr. Anthony Papadimitriou, the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Antonis Samaras, the Mayor of Athens, Mr. Georgios Kaminis, and many high officials.
Continue reading ReThink Athens | OKRA
Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects announces the opening of its West Point Foundry Preserve project in the Village of Cold Spring, New York. Located on a dramatic 87-acre, forested site along the Hudson River, the $3.6M sustainable park interprets the locale’s historic ruins while respecting and revealing its industrial and ecological history. Scenic Hudson, the largest environmental group focused on protecting and restoring the Hudson Valley, owns the preserve and commissioned Mathews Nielsen for the project, which was supported in part by a Preserve America grant.
Continue reading West Point Foundry Preserve Park Opens to the Public