A rejuvenated urban plaza is the core to improving the retail and commercial viability of this renovated 1960’s building.
Continue reading St James Plaza | Melbourne Australia | ASPECT Studios
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum branches out with art garden | Tom Meersman | Star Tribune
Philadelphia’s Incremental Landscape | OLIN
Landscape scenic quality assessment techniques | Tom Turner | Garden Visit
Harvard leader in urban planning, waterfront restoration to share keys to success | Holly Bechiri | The Rapidian
Recently, we heard about Matthew Strange, a landscape architect who has made the Curbed Young Guns semi-finals. Curbed Young Guns is in its first year, aims to identify promising up-and-coming talent (35 and under) in the fields of architecture, interior design, and urban development. We interviewed Matthew via email about making the Curbed Young Guns semi-finals.
WLA: How does it feel to be nominated a Curbed young gun “in the fields of architecture, interior design, and urban development”?
The location of Bellamy Park in Vlissingen is unique, certainly in the Netherlands and because of its relation to the Western Scheldt and the sea. The Bellamy Park, the de Ruyterplein and the Beursplein in Vlissingen form an ensemble of spaces in the context of a changing maritime town. The image of the big ships in town has disappeared. The maritime character presents itself much more refined. The town centre has enlarged itself psychologically, with the developments around the Arsenaal and the fishing harbour, and recently with redeveloped squares and streets.
Contemporary China has seen swift and dramatic change in recent history. As a modern nation it struggles to redefine its culture, balancing ancient history with contemporary global values. In 2011, The City of Kunshan decided to form an education and outreach hub in the west end of the city. This involved relocating the historic Kunshan West High School, a premier high school in the city, in conjunction with the establishment of a satellite campus for Duke University.
Its northern summer and there seems to plenty of landscape writing for your weekly reading. This Week in Landscape will add some links from non-english sources for our readers.
Topos Landscape Award 2013 goes to Peter Latz | Peter Zöch | Topos
PLAY GROUNDS — Global | Monocle
Architect Jeanne Gang threads nature into urban landscapes | Lori Rotenberk | Grist
Landscape Architecture Program Appoints New Chair
Sydney’s Urban Areas To Be Hit Hard By Global Warming | Asian Scientist
To mark 50 years of Singapore’s green movement: Grow a plant out of a stamp | Strait Times (Sunday)
Why are allotments becoming less popular? | Julian Baggini | Guardian
10 Things Adored by Landscape Architect Douglas Hoerr | Heiji Choy Black | Chicago Magazine
Il cimitero si fa paesaggio | Liana Pastorin | La Stampa
De profesión, restaurador ecológico | BBC Mundo
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