The Oliv | Balmoral Road, Singapore | ICN Design

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The olive is a dynamic and unique residential development that unfolds behind the leafy rise of Goodwood Hill along the tree lined Balmoral Road. The site is constrained and flat in aspect. The challenge for landscape was how to make best use of the limited space in order to create useable external areas, maximise views, amenities and planting to enhance the development’s residential offer, and provide an environmental enhancement appropriate for the surroundings and district context.

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The Flower Garden Park | Ruichang, China | Chris Blandford Associates

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The Conceptual Landscape Masterplan is the first stage for the 80 hectare Flower Garden Park and new national tourist destination in Jiangxi province, China. It forms an integral part of a wider initiative for the new mixed use development of Flower Ocean and is planned to improve the recreation opportunities and health and wellbeing for the people of Ruichang. The significance and symbolism of flowers in Chinese culture underlies the vision and design for the park. Stunning year round ‘oceans of flowers’ will delight, engage and educate the 3 million visitors who will visit the park, and complement the hills and forests that are the natural setting for the city. A number of key principles underlie the plan.

“…the masterplan for the Park is a synthesis of many layers of design and information… at its core lies a journey for visitors during which they can choose to experience the spectacular views of the flower landscapes and theme gardens, an exploration of wetland ecology, a live show or performance, children’s learning and play, or a step back in time to appreciate traditions of classical gardens…something for everyone.”

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Urban Oasis | Gold Coast Public Art Commission

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We’re commissioning an artist, or artist led team, to design and deliver a major public artwork – an Urban Oasis in the heart of one of Australia’s bustling tourist cities. A design competition to choose the successful artist or artist led team is open now to local, national and international artists. The winning design will receive a $AUD330,000 commission.

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Rhodes Peninsula Open Space Master Plan + Plan of Management City of Canada Bay | Sydney NSW Australia | Corkery Consulting

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Open Space Master Plan for Rhodes Peninsula

Rhodes Peninsula is a dynamic urban centre with a distinctive form that presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for the role of public open space within an evolving urban redevelopment precinct. Located alongside Sydney Olympic Park, the Peninsula is defined by the Parramatta River, Homebush Bay and Brays Bay. The City of Canada Bay engaged Corkery Consulting to prepare a comprehensive Open Space Master Plan and Plan of Management for the whole Peninsula.

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Larchmont | University Park, Texas, USA | Hocker Design Group

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This small contemporary garden healed-back a site that had simple program requirements of privacy and use ability. This contemporary home is situated in an established and dense 1920’s neighborhood. This garden is “wedged” between two multi-story traditional homes and required seclusion for the residents to use the interior and exterior spaces without compromising views from above or the side. To address the scope of this private garden, the design uses a grove of 20’ tall bamboo which acts as a beautiful, evergreen privacy screen by blocking the field of vision from the adjacent second story windows of neighboring houses.

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STUDENT PROJECT | In Between Layer of History and Optional Remembrance | Anca-Elena Panait

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It is apparent that the site is scarred by history and that the necessity for memory is eminent.

And that is what mostly influenced my decisions. Besides the site’s history, users memories are important as well. There was a clear decision that needed to be done: How do you balance the daily activities of a park with the touristic and memorial aspects?

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Latest WLA Magazine is out now

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The latest edition of WLA Magazine – WLA 22 is an unthemed edition including amazing projects from across the world. This 84-paged unthemed edition showcases a diverse range of 18 projects from the USA, Denmark, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Iceland, Germany, Scotland, Belgium by renowned landscape architecture firms including Gustafson Porter,Thomas Balsley Associates / Weiss/Manfredi, AECOM, ONG&ONG Group, ASPECT Studios, C.F. Moller Landscape, Hansen Partnership, ENEA Landscape Architecture and many more.

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