2013 in Review series highlights the best projects from each month of World Landscape Architecture.
NEO Bankside | London UK | Gillespies
The elegant and peaceful landscaped gardens integrate NEO Bankside with the neighbouring Tate Modern and its surroundings, and provide public access during the day as well as a secure, private environment for residents to enjoy.
Main Street Square | Rapid City USA | Rundell Ernstberger Associates
Main Street Square is a vibrant year-round destination for outdoor concerts, festivals, and markets located at the corner of 6th and Main Streets in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota.
Pista Viva | Caracas Venezuela | Enlace Arquitectura
The proposal is concentrated on three main gestures. The first is to understand the city as a interconnected network of public spaces, recreational areas and green corridors that clarify the city´s legibility and guarantee better pedestrian movement.
Image Credit | Cindy Boyce
The year’s shortest days are almost here, and that means, happily, the return of Luminothérapie to Quartier des Spectacles. On December 10, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership unveiled the two participatory works comprising the fourth annual edition of the event that celebrates Quebec’s northern climate. Every day until February 2, starting at nightfall, the luminous installation Entre les rangs will turn Place des Festivals into a wonderland.
Continue reading Entre Les Rangs | Montreal Canada | Kanva architecture firm
Dube Square is a unique example of landscape architecture – boldly bringing together the design of public space, the design of an iconic outdoor structure and the design sculptural, water and visual elements to create a memorable outdoor space.
Continue reading Dube Square | Durban South Africa | CNdV africa
The Chinese hotspots of turbo urbanization have shifted: the large construction sites, engines of economic growth have moved inland to the large provincial capitals, like Xi‘an in Shaanxi. Literally thousands of high rises and shopping centers grow simultaneously, nerved by wide boulevards.
Continue reading Fishpond City | Xian China | Lu Yang, Christian Lindle, Raoul Bukor
An ever-changing landscape that brings life to the city before it is built, and nature that cleans pollution, creates new communities and provide amenity value for all. That is the fundamental idea behind the development of a temporary, recreational landscape as a precursor to the overall urban development of a new city in Denmark that is now in the finals of one of the world’s most prestigious urban development awards, the World Smart Cities Awards 2013.
Continue reading FredericiaC | Fredericia Denmark | SLA