German firm to work on Imperial War Museum North exterior | Design Week

Design Week reports

“German landscape architect Topotek 1 has been selected as the preferred design team to work on the external spaces of the Imperial War Museum North in Salford.

More than 50 architects and landscape architects entered the Royal Institute of British Architects competition, with Topetek 1 seeing off fellow shortlisted practices KLA, White Arkitekter AB, Patel Taylor and Field Operations……………”

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Anita Berrizbeitia Appointed Professor of Landscape Architecture

Mohsen Mostafavi – Dean, Faculty of Design at Harvard University GSD announced

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Anita Berrizbeitia as tenured Professor of Landscape Architecture, starting in July 2009.

Berrizbeitia is a landscape architect whose research focuses on design theories of modern and contemporary landscape architecture, the productive aspects of landscapes, and Latin American cities and landscapes. She was awarded the 2005–2006 Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she studied architecture at the Universidad Simón Bolívar before receiving a BA from Wellesley College and an MLA from the GSD.

Berrizbeitia has taught design theory and studio, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where she was Associate Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her studios investigate innovative approaches to the conceptualization of public space, especially on sites where urbanism, globalization, and local cultural conditions intersect. She also leads seminars that focus on significant transformations in landscape discourse over the last three decades. From 1987 to 1993, she practiced with Child Associates, Inc., in Boston, where she collaborated on many award-winning projects.

SOURCE: News at GSD

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Futuristic roof garden opens to the public in Hammersmith, London

The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and environmental charity Groundwork London are behind the remarkable garden, which is now open to the public. The garden was developed from a sketch on a paper napkin into a futuristic oasis of subtle lighting, sustainable timber decking, low planters, seating, shrubs and trees. Designed by RHS Gold award winning landscape architects, Adam White and Andrée Davies, the garden fits in perfectly with the Lyric’s own community-involvement programme and for those living in the Ashcroft housing estate right next door, will be a much needed green retreat in a heavily built up part of London.

Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre
Images provided courtesy of Groundwork

SOURCE: Groundwork
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Presentation of preliminary design Playa de Palma – WEST 8

West 8 reports

“The preliminary design of the master plan for the new Playa de Palma, West 8 designed for Consorcio Platja de Palma, was recently presented to the public. In anticipation of the final master plan design, to be presented in February 2009, residents, entrepreneurs and others who are interested can already get an idea of the promising new plans for the area.”

 
images: WEST 8

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / Presentation of preliminary design Playa de Palma

Cal Poly architecture students display visions for the future – San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo reports

More than 130 graduating Cal Poly architecture students recently gathered with families, friends and professors in Cal Poly’s Chumash Auditorium to wander among wooden structural models, backdrops displaying digital drawings, floor plan designs and the cross sections of model buildings.

SOURCE: San Luis Obispo – Caal Poly architecture students display visions for the future

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