Gold Coast Cultural Precinct International Design Competition

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.
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Madagascar and Shrek at Dreamworld | Gold Coast Australia | Citicene

Citicene have been working on a new precinct at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. This exciting project is an alliance between Dreamworld and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and is inspired by the iconic DreamWorks Animation franchises – Madagascar and Shrek.

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JUST ARRIVED | Landscape | Spring Edition

Landscape | Spring Edition
The spring edition of Landscape – The Journal of the Landscape Institute has arrived in the WLA mailbox with some great articles covering the impact of heritage on park design, practical articles on spotting disease in trees and selection and nurturing trees. This edition also includes some great information on BIM for landscape architects, changes in UK legislation and some featured projects. Best of all was a great pull out poster(see below) of urban parks from 1839 to 2012. Another good read available from the Landscape Institute.

Landscape | Spring Edition
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New Century Herb and Vegetable Garden | Brooklyn USA | AHBL


The Brooklyn Botanic Garden pioneered the demonstration garden with the Fragrance Garden for the blind in 1955, and due to the addition of a new visitor center, the opportunity to redesign the herb garden for the 21st century was realized. Through a competitive process, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden selected AHBL to design the New Century Herb and Vegetable Garden, which is the first demonstration garden addition in the last forty years.
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CSLA announces 2013 Awards of Excellence

Pink Balls by Claude Cormier + Associés winner of 2013 CSLA National Honour Award winner in New Directions category | Image Credit | Claude Cormier + Associés

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. This year, 13 projects were recognized as being pre-eminent examples in Canadian landscape architecture, honouring distinctive design, ground breaking research, sustainable landscape management and much more.

Winners were selected by a national jury of leading landscape architects. Awards are presented in three categories: Honour, Merit, and Citations. Honour Awards recipients demonstrate excellence in all judging criteria, Merit Awards in some criteria, and Citations in particular categories. The 2013 recipients are:

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