CSLA Announces the 2016 Awards of Excellence

March 20, 2016,AEDT

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the recipients of the National Awards of Excellence. This year, 11 projects received a national award and one project, Lansdowne Park, was selected for the Jury’s Award of Excellence, given to one project per year which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision (advancing | Read More

Aitken Place Park – an intimate waterfront retreat for Torontonians

March 15, 2016,AEDT

Aitken Place Park is a 3,000m2 urban park currently being developed within the East Bayfront’s Bayside development – a formerly underutilized industrial area which is being transformed into an active and vibrant mixed use community as part of Waterfront Toronto’s ongoing revitalization efforts.

Open Hearth Park at the Former Sydney Tar Ponds

February 5, 2016,AEDT

For nearly a century, the shores along Sydney Harbor bordered one of North America’s largest steel mills and coke ovens, making the steel industry an integral part of the region’s economy and culture. But when the plants closed in 2001, they left tons of industrial waste behind, creating a deep | Read More

Hapa Collaborative revitalizes the heart of the City of Langley

January 22, 2016,AEDT

Hapa Collaborative worked with the City of Langley to revitalize McBurney Lane in the heart of the town’s historic downtown. Guided by the City’s downtown improvement plan, McBurney Lane was chosen as the initial project to invigorate a tired and underutilized space, to strengthen pedestrian connections between Fraser Highway – | Read More

A Montreal library where landscape merges with architecture

January 5, 2016,AEDT

A place of openness and exchange To build a new library is to give to one’s community, to make a gesture of openness, of exchange, of culture and of urbanity. Situated in the multi-ethnic borough of Saint-Laurent on a busy urban boulevard, the library is one of a series of | Read More

A winter installation of 30 giant seesaws in Montreal

December 18, 2015,AEDT

Impulse, a winter installation comprising 30 giant seesaws that will transform the Place des Festivals into a vast illuminated playground, accompanied by a set of all-new video projections. The creation is the work of Toronto-based firm Lateral Office and Montreal-basedCS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group of Montreal. The consortium, chosen through an open competition for the sixth | Read More

Wilderness and Exodus: the Production of a National Landscape

December 13, 2015,AEDT

Since the 1950’s, the weekend drive 1-3 hours away from cities is a democratic automobile-driven North American custom involving the ritualistic exodus of urban populations from metropolitan centres to sacred landscapes, to worship natural monuments and recreate. This phenomenon is integral to the role that landscape plays in shaping Canadian | Read More

Koo’s Courtyard | Vancouver, Canada | Hapa Collaborative

December 12, 2015,AEDT

Tying together six townhouses on the site of an old autobody shop in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, Koo’s Courtyard provides a small community with its social heart. The design challenge was to make a virtue of the narrow space, which has a width of 2.8m for most of its length. With | Read More

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