University of Arkansas Honors College students Adel Vaughn and Mary Nell Patterson have won the Student Award in the Envision Little Rock 2013 Ideas Competition, which challenged Arkansas designers to develop an iconic gateway to the city of Little Rock. Both Vaughn and Patterson are third-year landscape architecture students in the university’s Fay Jones School of Architecture.
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Monks Garden Redesigned by Michael Van Valkenburgh
Michael Van Valkenburgh’s work combines an artist’s perspective and a love of plants in the making of a garden. His firm, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, has been significantly recognized in recent years for work on larger urban parks, campus work and landscape urbanism projects.
London 2012 Olympic Park | London UK | LDA Design with Hargreaves Associates
The London 2012 Olympic Park is one of the most significant new pieces of urban realm to have been created in living memory. LDA Design in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates has led the design of the Parklands and Public Realm for the entire 102 hectare site
Burnley Living Roofs | Melbourne Australia | HASSELL
The Burnley Living Roofs, recently opened at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus, is a world-class research and teaching facility – the first of its kind in Australia. The University has established the facility to demonstrate to the wider community how green transformations can be achieved in our cities, aspiring to lead through example.
Waterplein | Rotterdam Netherlands | DE URBANISTEN
The space is gently defined and subdivided by a green structure of high grasses, colorful flowers and the existing large trees. Our water square creates a new context for the great modern building of Maaskant and the fantastic giant artwork of Karel Appel.
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Bellamy Park | Vlissingen Netherlands | OKRA
The Bellamy Park, the de Ruyterplein and the Beursplein in Vlissingen form an ensemble of spaces in the context of a changing maritime town. The image of the big ships in town has disappeared. The maritime character presents itself much more refined. The town centre has enlarged itself psychologically, with the developments around the Arsenaal and the fishing harbour, and recently with redeveloped squares and streets.
Civic Space Park | Phoenix USA | AECOM
AECOM’s Phoenix-based Design + Planning studio guided the project from visioning sessions and masterplanning of the park, through complete construction observation. Work included extensive public meetings with the community to create a park that accommodates a variety of users and events, alongside a major public art commission, and various interactive water features and lighting elements.
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 | Sou Fujimoto
Designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space – with a café run for the
first time by Fortnum and Mason inside – visitors will be encouraged to enter and interact with the Pavilion in different ways throughout its four-month tenure in London’s Kensington Gardens.
5 Churchill Place Plaza | London UK | HOK
HOK worked closely with the client to produce a design which responds to the need for public use and continues the high quality contemporary design of the Canary Wharf Estate.
Curtin University Place Activation Plan | Perth Australia | PLACE Laboratory
Code-named Curtin City the project will deliver a new population of students, researchers and residents of up to 70,000 people living and working in Perth’s newest knowledge economy. Connected to the city by the MAX light rail transit, Curtin City will be only minutes from downtown Perth enabling the rapid exchange of business and research ideas.
EuropaCity | Paris France | BIG
EuropaCity will offer on an unprecedented scale a mix of retail, culture and leisure around a defining theme: Europe, its diversity, its urban experiences and its cultures.
Curating the Common | Lviv Ukraine | ATLAS lab
In order to allow Lviv to curate its own unique resources and local community, Curating the Common outlines a formal composition of unifying ground planes and articulated vertical layers that flank and inhabit the complex through three distinct zones: Cathedral Grove, Cathedral Sculpture and Performance Plaza and Valova Art Café.
Wenying Lake | Datong China | AECOM
To achieve the goals, a simple approach was taken. Planting serves as a foundation around the lake. On the City side (west), there are the paths and entry plazas corresponding with the urban fabric, connecting to the waterfront in a series of decks, steps and long esplanades.
Sri Kumaran’s Children Home and Education Council | Bangalore India | Integrated Design (INDE)
An Institutional Development that demonstrates sustainable ecological landscape development through the use of water management, ecological landscapes, use of natural and local materials, use of native biodiversity, etc, resulting in substantial savings in water use and maintenance.
Green Inspiration Exposarium | Baarn Netherlands | Hollandschap
The garden is designed and implemented to inspire visitors, both individuals and professionals. As the main industry of the Bomencentrum Nederland is the nursery business, the garden shows new and unusual materials and features to show all the different possibilities the nursery offers.
Shoemaker Green at University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia USA | Andropogon Associates
Shoemaker Green will serve as a model for sustainable campus design. Through the innovative use of a variety of strategies and technologies, the design of Shoemaker Green has been optimized to capture and control storm water from the site
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.