2013 in Review | October

Urban Food Jungle | AECOM
The Urban Food Jungle is a conceptual design that responds to diminishing food security and the inefficiencies of classic urban farming models by interconnecting sustainable food production, entertainment, and culinary delight.

Box Hill Gardens Multi Purpose Area | Box Hill Australia | ASPECT Studios
A key feature of the space is the recycling of the former tennis court club building. Part of the clubhouse has been retained and reused as seating platforms overlooking the playing surfaces. A new toilet block sits behind the rebound-wall providing amenity to all park users.

STUDENT Project | Future Hopley: Hutano, Mvura, Miti | Leonardo Robleto Costante
The project introduces the concept of Informal Landscape Armatures as a design method that provides dwellers with those that they cannot achieve on their own.

2013 in Review | July

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.

Waterplein Benthemplein from de urbanisten on Vimeo.

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.

Southport Broadwater Parklands | Southport Australia | AECOM

The Southport Broadwater Parklands, with its spectacular Nerang River frontage and proximity to the Southport CBD, has long been a popular community gathering place on the Gold Coast. Realizing the potential for the parklands, the Gold Coast City Council applied for funding through the Q150 Legacy Infrastructure Program. Following the allocation of funding, which was matched by Council, AECOM was commissioned to develop the masterplan for the parklands and see the project through to the delivery of the first stage of construction.
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Pier Head Public Realm | Liverpool UK | AECOM


The successful regeneration of the 2.5 hectare area, which forms part of the city’s protected World Heritage Site, has involved a complete redesign of the public space and the construction of the first major urban canal extension in the UK in a generation. The drama of the new waterway threaded through the public space is accentuated by the flanking flights of steps which turn the waterway into a stage filled with activity.

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Landscape Institute to launch WSUD film at Generation H20 Conference

On Friday 26 July, the Landscape Institute will launch their Water Sensitive Urban Design film at Generation H20 student conference at the Garden Museum in London. The film, commissioned by the Landscape Institute and based on work by CIRIA, Arup and AECOM, explains the concept of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and argues the case for designing ‘with’ water when planning any new development.
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 | Sou Fujimoto

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 | Designed by Sou Fujimoto | © Sou Fujimoto Architects
Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 is designed by multi award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. He is the thirteenth and, at 41, the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery. The most ambitious architectural programme of its kind worldwide, the Serpentine’s annual Pavilion commission is one of the most anticipated events on the cultural calendar.
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Wenying Lake | Datong China | AECOM

The Wenying Lake reservoir, also known as the “Mother Lake”, is the most important water supply for the ancient city of Datong. With a massive increase in urban development since the 1980’s, the once plentiful lake waters have been depleted, draining the site not only of water, but natural ecosystems and beautiful scenery.
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