WLA #05 is the latest edition of our quarterly landscape architecture magazine includes built and unbuilt landscapes from around the world. It is great to see a wide range of projects from USA, New Zealand, Canada, UK, Italy and Guatemala. The contributing firms include Labics, Sasaki, SWA Group, MKSK, Taylor Cullity Lethlean And Wraight + Associates, OKRA, HM White, and NIP PAYSAGE.
Brienno still has the dimension of a lakeside village(Lake Como). Unlike many other settlements, the territory has not been impacted by uncontrolled growth, and has managed to conserve a strong identity.
The site lies to the north of the historical center, downhill from the church and the cemetery, where a stone wall with three arches contains an embankment of about six meters in height over the average level of the water of the lake. The wall cannot be modified, nor can it bear ulterior loads. To permit use of the escarpment a structure has been built over the lake, resting on recessed columns with individual foundations and micropiles for support below.
The project is composed of a few elements: the stone staircase, the wooden deck and the landing stage. The surface of the plaza is slightly sloped toward the north, amplifying its sense of space and transforming it into a small stage that commands new views of the historical center and the opposite shore.
Leading international landscape architects Gustafson Porter (London) have won the competition to design the Milan CityLife Park with their concept CityLife ‒ A Park between the Mountains and the Plain. The Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti, announced the winning design of the international competition to create a public park in the centre of Milan. Gustafson Porter’s concept builds on Milan’s commanding position between the rich agricultural plains of the Po to the south and the routes across the Alps to the rest of Europe to the north – resulting in its role as a major European trading centre throughout history.