The guiding principle of the design is to extend the existing college campus to seamlessly integrate with the new university, arranged around a central quadrangle and colonnade. Within this framework, the movement of rainwater – from its source on rooftops and parking lots, to its release to Oshawa Creek or re-use in irrigation – organizes and articulates the landscape design. The resulting storyboard defines the campus structure and character, inspiring the visual and functional components of the exterior spaces. Stepped linear wetlands, scupper bays, bioswales and storm ponds complete with waterside decks, bridges and outlooks are knitted into the fabric of the site to engage and inform the campus users.
The integration of ordered sustainable design principles reinforces the University’s commitment to learning, teaching and professional practice in a technologically progressive environment. The goal is a campus framework that allows for flexible expansion of the new university within the existing college setting. In future phases, the addition of new residences will promote the genesis of the campus from a commuter college to a sustainable educational village.
Continue reading Durham College/ University of Ontario Institute of Technology | Durham Canada | DTAH
15 Knots by ATLAS and Forbes Lipschitz at 2012 International Garden Festival
The International Garden Festival, presented at the Reford Gardens in the Gaspésie region of Québec, is preparing its 15th edition and is issuing an international call for proposals to select designers who will create the new temporary gardens that will be presented from June 20 to September 28, 2014. This call for proposals is open to all landscape architects, architects, designers and artists from Canada and abroad.
Continue reading Call For Proposals | 15th International Garden Festival | Reford Gardens Canada
It’s been 2 ½ years since Ship Point Plaza was officially opened on Victoria’s Inner Harbour as part of an emotional Canadian Navy Centennial celebration. Since then the plaza has been visited by thousands of locals, tourists and military families who gather to remember loved ones who have served or serve still, or to simply enjoy the view of the harbour and British Columbia’s legislative buildings.
Continue reading Ship Point Plaza | Victoria Canada | LADR Landscape Architects
What will the winter of 2013 be like? Snowy, cloudy, rainy? No one can predict, but one thing is certain: an Arctic wind has been blowing through downtown Montreal since ATOMIC3 introduced Iceberg, an interactive, architectural, light and sound installation that brings winter right into the heart of the city.
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In November, we celebrated 5 years of publishing landscape architecture projects, news, competitions, including The National Creative Cluster by Sasaki Associates in Beijing. We also featured ASPECT Studios upgrades for Sydney’s Chinatown and also 15 Knots at Grand-Métis Canada by ATLAS and Forbes Lipschitz.
The National Creative Cluster | Beijing China | Sasaki Associates
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The University of Manitoba in partnership with Manitoba Hydro has launched an international design competition seeking visionary design proposals for its 279-hectare (690-acre) Fort Garry Campus in Winnipeg, Canada. The campus includes the Southwood Lands, a 49-hectare (120-acre) former golf course that will become a new “sustainable” neighbourhood within the university boundaries.
Continue reading Visionary (re)Generation | Design Competition
“Winds are advertisements of all they touch, however much or little we may be able to read them; telling their wanderings ever by their accents alone.” – John Muir
Continue reading 15 Knots | Grand-Métis Canada | ATLAS and Forbes Lipschitz