With 14.7 per cent of the Earth’s land and 12 per cent of its territorial waters under protection, the world is on track to meet a major global conservation target according to UN Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). But in their 2016 Protected Planet report, | Read More
Three of the world’s most eminent experts on the intersection of nature and human well-being were announced today as co-chairs of a landmark new global assessment commissioned by the 125 governments comprising the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Professors Sandra Díaz (Argentina), Eduardo Brondízio (Brazil & | Read More
The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark, 40 kilometres east of Nanjing, is the site of one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological discoveries and home to China’s new Great Relic Museum. HASSELL designed the museum’s gateway plaza and surrounding parkland connections for the Nanjing Tangshan Construction Investment and Development Company, following an | Read More
Circasia is a small coffee growing town embedded in an exuberant natural context, located in the Colombian Andes. It is part of a much larger territory designated by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, as a “Coffee Cultural Landscape”.
The City of Melbourne is holding the Melbourne BioBlitz , a data collection based event in which members of the public of all ages can become volunteer citizen scientist to help discover the diverseanimal and plant species that call Melbourne home. The data collected will help develop the City of Melbourne’s first ever Urban Ecology | Read More
Intent: The client wanted a garden with different outdoor spaces so there would be places to enjoy the view, but also have areas that were shielded from the wind. The lot is steep and fairly large, so large areas were to be natural and low maintenance. We also wanted to | Read More
The original idea for this, and all of our creations, came from three very important items for us: space & physical limitations, visitor needs, and design essence.
The Vertical Forest project aims to build high-density tower blocks with trees within the city. The first example of a Vertical Forest is currently under construction in Milan in Porta Nuova Isola area, part of a larger redevelopment project developed by Hines Italia with two towers which are 80 metres | Read More
The setting for this project is a 110 hectare sub-division of a wine farm in the Cape Winelands between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, consisting of existing vineyards and some indigenous natural areas largely infested with alien invader species. Small wine farms are generally commercially unsustainable and to this end the | Read More
Biomimicry offers enormous potential to transform our landscapes, buildings, products and systems. For every problem that we currently face – whether it is generating energy, finding clean water, designing out waste, manufacturing benign materials, or designing a Biomimicry Discovery Park there will be precedents within nature that we can study. | Read More