Bosco Verticale/Vertical Forest | Milan Italy | Boeri Studio

January 27, 2014,AEDT

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

Rio Perdido Thermal Spa | Bagacas Costa Rica | VIDA

July 30, 2013,AEDT

VIDA was engaged in late 2010 by Costa Plan to join an established design team to provide Landscape Architectural services for the already master planned and designed destination spa and thermal river experience. The site is located a short drive from the town of Bagaces in the province of Guanacaste, | Read More

STUDENT PROJECT | Greenway | Budapest Hungary | Lilla Szabó

May 13, 2013,AEDT

In line with international trends, value-based development contradictions form the urbanistic discussions in Hungary, especially concerning Budapest. Continuous expansion of urban areas and development of road systems are major challenges for the capital. Simultaneously, the increasing exhaustion and elimination of green areas embracing the city decreases their environmental potential.

Gold Coast Cultural Precinct International Design Competition

March 20, 2013,AEDT

The Council of the City of Gold Coast will open Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition on 26 March with the launch of a new project website. The two-stage competition is open to international teams and is expected to attract some of the world’s top architects and landscape architects.

Barangaroo Central Master Planning Team announced

January 21, 2013,AEDT

Following a national and international search, the Barangaroo Delivery Authority recently announced it had selected a team led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) + Andersen Hunter Horne to complete the central Barangaroo master plan.

Visionary (re)Generation | Design Competition

December 20, 2012,AEDT

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 | Read More

Tokachi Millennium Forest | Shimizu Japan | Dan Pearson Studio

December 7, 2012,AEDT

The 240 hectare Tokachi Millennium Forest is the brainchild of the entrepreneur Mitsushige Hayashi, who acquired the land with a view to offsetting the carbon footprint of his national newspaper business, Tokachi Mainichi. The masterplan, which I contributed to with the local Japanese landscape designer Fumiaki Takano, is marketed as | Read More

Wuxi Taihu New City | Wuxi China | SOM with Tom Leader Studio

October 24, 2012,AEDT

Wuxi Taihu New City is an approximately 500-hectare master plan that reconnects the city with its waterfront and creates dense, walkable neighborhoods oriented around a central park. The master plan, by SOM in collaboration with Tom Leader Studio, involves an extensive open space network to improve quality of life in a | Read More

Kallang River Bishan Park | Singapore | Atelier Dreiseitl

March 28, 2012,AEDT

We reported on Singapore’s plan for Bishan Park back in late 2009 (‘Kallang River to reappear in Bishan Park‘) and the plan has now come to fruition with Singapore’s Prime Minister recently opening the park to the public. The design was undertaken by Atelier Dreiseitl Mr Herbert Dreiseitl, Founder and Partner from | Read More