Grant Associates appointed for Southampton’s Watermark WestQuay

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Grant Associates has been appointed to design the public realm for Watermark WestQuay Southampton – a £70m leisure-led regeneration scheme masterplanned by ACME for developers Hammerson.

Inspired by tidal mudflats, the strata in which the city of Southampton was first built apon, Grant Associates’ landscape design will comprise four key components: the plaza bringing a new open space for Southampton; the ancient historic town walls that form a distinctive backdrop to the spaces; the promenade that runs the length of the walls; and the steps and ramps that negotiate the 7 metre level change between the Bargate and the lower levels of Western Esplanade.

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Taiyuan Fen River Waterfront Landscape Design | Tiayuan China | AECOM

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Fen River is the mother river of Taiyuan City. It runs from north to south through the city and fosters the history, culture and development of the region. The project site is located at the joining point of old town and new urban area with a total of 2.57km2 (50 Hec­tares) riverfront landscape area. The project connects existing community on the east with Changfeng Business District, a new civic and business center west of Fen River. Being built in the spring of 2013, Fen River Park is now a popular public space and a new landmark of Taiyuan City.

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Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse Sustainable Landscape Retrofit | Albuquerque USA | Rios Clementi Hale Studios

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Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ environmentally friendly landscape design achieves GSA’s cost-saving sustainability goals in three interconnected ways: ecologically, economically, and culturally. In terms of ecology, the landscape design reintroduces native plants that require little supplemental irrigation, provides irrigation by collecting and re-using rainwater, filters stormwater runoff in on-site bioswales, decreases water usage by 85%, and replaces broad areas of unnecessary pavement with shade to help reduce heat island effect.

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This Week In Landscape | 9 March 2014

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Team BUUR / LATZ + Partners recent winning entry for Rue Neuve Brussels Design Competition

Peter Latz honoured with Sckell-Ehrenring | Topos
“German landscape architect Peter Latz has been awarded the Friedrich-Ludwig-von-Sckell-Ehrenring 2014, presented by the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste.”

Soil as Carbon Storehouse: New Weapon in Climate Fight? | Judith D. Schwartz | Yale e360
“The degradation of soils from unsustainable agriculture and other development has released billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. But new research shows how effective land restoration could play a major role in sequestering CO2 and slowing climate change.”

Christchurch rebuild: A city stalled | John Mccrone | The Press
“The Government’s Blueprint plan to rebuild central Christchurch looks to be stalling. So how did we get to where we are and what might have been the critical mistakes?”

Glasgow faces up to reality of a divided Commonwealth Games legacy | Oliver Wainwright | Guardian
“Scottish city’s east end hoped staging this summer’s event would mean regeneration, but it also meant a lot of destruction”

Imagining tomorrow’s urban parks | Amalie Wright | ABC
With increasing competition for limited urban land, parks are at risk of being squeezed out. But just what a park is and how it can be embraced comes down to us.

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WLA Landscape Architecture Magazine | Call for submissions | WLA 12 | UPDATE

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UPDATE | We have extended the deadline for WLA 12 submissions to January 10 to give you more time after the busy Christmas period to put together your submissions.
We look forward to seeing submissions in the New Year. 

World Landscape Architecture calls for submissions for the 12th edition of WLA landscape architecture magazine. We are looking for great conceptual and built projects from design studios, firms, freelancers, students from across the world that were designed or realised in 2013. Projects can be landscape, urban design, lighting, art installation (a landscape architect/ landscape designer must have been involved with the project). We encourage all firms to submit projects of any scale, nothing is too small or too big and showcases the diversity of work of the landscape profession.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful and diverse projects.

How to submit your project?

1. Select your 5 to 10 best images with a minimum 800 pixels wide at 150dpi in jpg format. (Images should be attached or included in one zip or rar file – do NOT paste images in the email)
2. Write 500-1000 words English descriptive text (Including 100-300 word design statement by the designer/team) about the project in word format or emails (no pdfs allowed).
3. List the project name, location, design firm, consultants(architects, artists, engineers, constractors, etc) and the credits for images and text.
4. Include a note stating that you or the company ”own the copyright to the project, images and text and give World Landscape Architecture the right to publish the work digitally and/or in hard copy format.”
5. Email the files and text to submit@worldlandscapearchitect.com with the subject “WLA12 – Project Title – Designer” – replace Project Title with name of your project, Designer with the name or your name or firm name
Please send any files larger that 10mb via wetransfer.com or yousendit.com

DEADLINE | December 31st 11:59PM Honolulu Time   JANUARY 10 11:59PM Honolulu Time

 

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