The Topos Landscape Award for 2012 has been awarded to Taktyk. Sebastien Penfornis, an architect and Thierry Kandjee, is a landscape architect who operate Taktyk Landscape + Urbanism offices in Paris and Brussels. Taktyk is a multidisciplinary practice that engages in city making through practice, research, design studio, editing and art installation.
The wide range of responsibilities taken on by the office, and the broad engagements of the partners in very diverse areas is now recognised with the Topos Landscape Award 2012. The award recognises young teams or individuals who can demonstrate success, and are likely to drive momentum in the development of the profession on an international level.
Congratulations to Sebastien and Thierry.
This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
Can this park still be saved? | Tom Bell | Maine Sunday Telegram
“Portland’s Eastland Park Hotel proposes buying Congress Square Plaza, a poorly designed space….”
Urban living in Town Center | Brian Walzel | Impact News
“The focus of residential growth and development is beginning to shift from the traditional village center concept to more of an urban living design….”
Delhi Journal: What ‘New’ Delhi Can Learn From ‘Old’ Delhi | Tripti Lahiri | WSJ
“What is really amazing is how free it seems… the diversity of mankind you see on those streets, you do not see even in New Delhi….”
Planting day to complete garden tribute to architect Jo Yeates | Daily Echo
“…landscape architects from across the south will be coming to play their part in the garden in her honour.”
HUD launches overhaul of consolidated planning process | Brian Sullivan | HUD
“It is estimated HUD’s new approach will save communities at least 65,000 staff hours each year and support communities in need-driven, place-based decision-making that will engage informed public participation and improve community and economic development outcomes.”
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The landscape architecture and site planning for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, maximizes the existing Alpensia sports park in a compact, "light touch" design by SWA. Image courtesy SWA.
SWA is the international planner and landscape architect for the design-build team, led by Taeyoung, that created the facilities at the heart of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. ”The master planning was driven by the desire to use a ‘light touch’ while creating exciting, highest-quality competition venues,” said Marco Esposito, a principal who led SWA’s team. “To create attractive, high quality facilities while maintaining the natural beauty of this hilly forested site, the design team pursued a compact, walkable development pattern, minimal grading, and extensive reforestation and waterway restoration.”
Continue reading SWA gives a ‘light touch’ to the 2018 Winter Olympics
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The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea recently announced that West 8 + IROJE has won International Competition for Master Plan of Yongsan Park, Korea.
Continue reading West 8 + IROJE Wins Yongsan Park Competition
Incidental play opportunities are combined with custom and proprietary elements. ©John Platt
JMD Design were commissioned by Stockland to design document and provide construction quality advice for a feature park within a new subdivision project at Glenmore Ridge, Penrith. The eastern edge of the new park had been designed and built some ten years ago, hence the name Jacaranda Park. It was decided that the new park should break with the gardenesque image of the eastern half and create a new strong identity to the new suburb dropping away to the west.
Continue reading Jacaranda Park | Sydney Australia | JMD Design