VIDEO | Creating an Urban Oasis: Student Ideas Competition for the Tejgaon Airport Site

A student team from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET) recently posted a video of their entry for the Student Ideas Competition for the Tejgaon Airport Site organised by the BUET Alumni. The video shows a great technique for design charettes; utilising one sheet of large format paper to brainstorm issues, ideas, and create small vignettes depicting the main ideas and principles.

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EXHIBITION | BxW Built by Women NYC | Opens March 2

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March 2, 2015 will kickstart a month-long BxW NYC exhibition at the Center for Architecture during Women’s History Month, with the support of the Women in Architecture committee of the AIA New York Chapter. The exhibition will showcase 98 award-winning projects created by women including 103rd Street Community Garden, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm, Hudson River Park and many more.

Built by Women (BxW) is a social and educational initiative, celebrating women’s contributions to the built environment. In addition to recognizing and supporting the diverse women working in these professions, BxW provides both current professionals and students strong role models and mentors.

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WLA 18 Magazine showcases the diversity of landscape architecture

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The latest edition of WLA Magazine publishes projects from across the world including Australia, Sweden, Denmark, China, USA, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. This unthemed edition showcases the diverisity of landscape architecture projects in scale, complexity and typology.

In this edition we have included projects from various design firms some are well known and others are rising landscape designers. Design firms featured WLA 18 include: LDA Design, POLA, HASSELL, Karres En Brands, Sasaki Associates, Rehwaldt LA, Atelier Loidl, Wanted, White Arkiteckter, Mandaworks, Tract Consultants, Rhodeside & Harwell, Lodewijk Baljon Landscape Architects, SLA, Mikel Alberdi and Cristina Jorge.

There is an amazing diversity ofprojects in the 18th edition of WLA Magazine from hanging trees in courtyards, rooftop gardens, cultural precincts, waterfronts, urban interventions, public realm, large and small squares and large scale urban design and planning.

WLA 18 is available in digital format only (in high resolution pdf) for $3.99USD. We also have a annual subscription that includes the next 6 editions of WLA Magazine for $20USD

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Derbyshire Street Pocket Park
 | London UK | Greysmith Associates

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Landscape architect Luke Greysmith and John Ryan, CEO of Oxford House, recognised the untapped potential of the space – a south-facing aspect and shaded by trees but only serving as a car park. Despite the surrounding urban spaces being a hive of activity, the dead-end was only used for anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping. It seemed obvious that reconfiguring the street as a pocket park would benefit the local community in many ways – a social space with outdoor café, a connected space with new pedestrian / bike route, a bio-diverse space with new planting and a functional space featuring sustainable urban drainage (SuDS) as the backbone of the scheme.

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 | London UK | Greysmith Associates

DESIGN COMPETITION | New Bridge for Bath

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Bath & North East Somerset Council is seeking to appoint an outstanding team to deliver the design for what will be the first new crossing of the River Avon in Bath City Centre for over 100 years.

Bath Quays Bridge will provide a new link for pedestrians and cyclists between the North and South of the river Avon, at the southern periphery of Bath’s historic city. Given the importance of the bridge in contributing to the wider infrastructure of Bath, and the significance of its location in a UNESCO world heritage site, the Council has chosen a design competition as the means to select a concept design for the bridge and welcomes innovative, high quality designs coming forward through multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Expressions of interest are being sought on an open and international basis and are required by the submission deadline of 12 March 2015. To find out more about the £2.5m project and access the Pre-qualification Brief and Questionnaire

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