The public realm for east London’s new digital quarter, Here East, has been completed by LDA Design. Here East is a major development of 1.2million square feet in Hackney Wick, in the former Olympics press and broadcast centres. It is already a thriving commercial space with state-of-the-art infrastructure for technology | Read More
In the Chilean Patagonia, the ecosystem is anything but pristine. Fires ravaged much of the bountiful woodlands in the rugged and remote province of Aysen in a mid-century effort to create grazing land, but instead left countless miles of barren land. Now, a proposal for a series of dams on | Read More
Just arrived in the WLA mailbox is the Autumn edition of Landscape – The Journal of the Landscape Institute. This edition covers the Landscape Institute Awards 2012 and also a few interesting articles about 2016 Olympics Rio masterplan, Remaking Cities and the Highline for London Competition. The section I enjoyed | Read More
August saw the plans for the 2012 London Olympics Legacy plans unveiled including North Park by erect architecture, South Park by James Corner Field Operations. We also published 2016 Olympics Masterplan and Diverse Networks by Openfabric.
April saw World Landscape Architecture publish Hackesches Quartier from Topotek1, the beautiful lighting installation ‘Illuminated Landscapes’ by Barry Underwood and the Thu Thiem Master Plan in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam by Sasaki Associates.
As we enter December and start to look back at landscape architecture projects of 2012, there is one project that stands out – The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A park that involved numerous landscape architecture firms and allied professionals. The Landscape Institute recently published a short video – The Olympic | Read More
Harvard GSD | Gund Hall | Image Credit Flickr User Peter Alfred Hess UPDATE | 2014 Design Intelligence rankings are now available Design Intelligence has announced the 2013 America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools including the top landscape architecture schools in the USA. This is the third year we are sharing | Read More
5 Educational Institutions | 11 Projects As part of Beijing Design Week the “Hutopolis: city visions” is an exhibition that collects one year of research, experiments and events organized in Asia and Europe by the Hutopolis research program with the goal of creating feasible solutions for urban planning in China. | Read More
Rio 2016 Olympics from James Shaw on Vimeo. With the 2012 Olympic summer games over in London the flag has been passed onto Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Olympics. AECOM won the International Competition for the Urban Master Plan of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park las August. Once again cities are incorporating | Read More
A design competition was held in late 2011 to create designs for the South Plaza to provide the stage for an exciting range of cultural, sporting and community events and activities, all taking place beneath the imposing form of the extraordinary ArcelorMittal Orbit after the 2012 Games. New York-based James Corner Field Operations were chosen as | Read More