Nature Walk, August 2010. Photo credit: ©2010 Louise Tanguay
Nature Walk is a further development of Round Up (After Monet), Legge Lewis Legge’s project commissioned for the 2008 International Garden Festival, held annually at the Jardins de Metis, Reford Gardens, Grand-Métis, Québec, Canada. Round Up (after Monet) was an array of 9 6-foot high earthworks bound with sod, heavy-duty strapping and cam buckles. The steep mounds grew and changed shape individually over time. An act of extreme landscaping, part lawn, pinch, pile and stack, this modern topiary was a growing sculpture sprung from ideas conflating Romantic Impressionism with the typical American lawn. The project spanned 2 entire seasons of the Festival, from 2008 to the spring of 2010, when it was programmatically enhanced to provide further interactivity with the public.
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The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for 2010 Awards. Several projects made the Landscape category shortlist for Built Projects but only two are on the shortlist for Future Projects. The Winners will be announced at the Festival in Barcelona which is to be held between 3-5 November.
The Student competition Urban SOS: Transformations recently closed with a shortlist of 4-5 entries to be announced on 1 September. The finalists will present their designs at the Festival in front of a master jury with the final winner announced on 5 November.
See the all the category shortlists at World Architecture Festival Shortlists 2010
To attend the event go to the WAF website
Built Projects Shortlist
Big Rock jetty
Edward Szewczyk and Associates Architects Australia
Dhoby Ghaut Green
SCDA Architects Pte. Ltd Singapore
Environmental recovery of the river Llobregat in the comarca of Baix Lllobregat
Batlle & Roig Architects Spain
Hariri Memorial Garden
Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture Lebanon
Marina Point Yacht Club
Cox Rayner Architects CA Architects Australia
Shanghai Houtan Park
Foster and Partners United Arab Emirates
White arkitekter AB United Kingdom
SOURCE: World Architecture Festival