Partnership, during the design process, with the University ensured continuity of the campus plan. Engagement with the Botany Department guaranteed the extension of the existing Botanical Garden, which was developed using a carefully thought through planting palette and the use of specimen plants sourced directly from the University’s green houses. In addition, an integrated approach to the irrigation design ensured that harvested water is pumped from a basement storage tank that is filled with roof and seepage water and topped up, when necessary, with borehole water from an existing supply line adjacent to the building.
Continue reading Engineering Building & Concourse Area | University of Pretoria South Africa | Newtown Landscape Architects
Landscape news that caught our attention this week
The Expansive Designs of Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz | Alastair Gordon | WSJ
“With his highest-profile project to date, the greening of New York City’s $15 billion Hudson Yards development, WSJ. Magazine’s Design Innovator of 2013 is tapping into the power of a well-designed urban landscape to reveal our shared history—and find a more harmonious future”
People or Parks: The Human Factor in Protecting Wildlife | Richard Conniff | Yale e260
“Recent studies in Asia and Australia found that community-managed areas can sometimes do better than traditional parks at preserving habitat and biodiversity. When it comes to conservation, maybe local people are not the problem, but the solution.”
Primer on Landscape Architecture | Olivia Martin | Dwell
“Don’t know your Lawrence Halprin from your Richard Haag? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite articles, interviews, and essays on modern landscape architecture.”
Georgina Livingston 1941-2013 | Landscape Institute
“She collaborated most notably with the architect Ted Cullinan, and their work includes the 1992 competition-winning scheme for a new visitor centre at Stonehenge and the new Centre for Mathematical Sciences for Cambridge University, writes Katie Melville.”
Continue reading This Week in Landscape | 10 November 2013
For years, square Munthof in the historical city center was an abandoned public garden, urgently in need of renovation. The place was known for its graffiti art works and was a favorite spot for drugs, junkies, vandalism. After a process of years with stakeholder participation from the neighborhood, the City of Antwerp organized a competition for a new park design.
Continue reading Munthof Park | Antwerp Belgium | CLUSTER Landscape and Urbanism with ARA
Two ideas for New York | Diana Balmori | Aljeezera
The demands of urban life mean that the city must always reinvent itself; Diana Balmori weighs in on ways to save NYC
The Landscape Institute is publishing a position statement on the importance of landscape for public health.
‘Public Health and Landscape – Creating healthy places’, it is aimed primarily at public health teams and at policy makers. There will be a launch event on Tuesday 12 November.
Smooth growth: A challenge to traditional urban redevelopment | Natalie Moore | WBEZ91.5
Marshall Brown talks to WBEZ radio about a new approach that could allow neighborhoods such as Washington Park to gracefully accommodate depopulation.
British Artist Will Create A ‘New Icon’ For NYC In Hudson Yards | Jessica Dailey | Curbed NY
Thomas Heatherwick to design the artwork, which will be “a new icon for the city. Heatherwick will work with landscape architect Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects to design the 4-acre plaza in which the artwork will be placed.
REBUILDING, IN MANY GUISES | Jennifer Reut | Landscape Architecture Magazine
In a lecture hall at New York University packed with politicians, planners, and students, an army of designers gathered Monday morning to show the initial stages of their ideas in the Rebuild by Design competition.
PFS Studio Lecture | November 4 | 6:30pm to 8:00pm | SALA lecture program | UBC | Robson Square 800 Robson Street
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Biannually, the Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore hosts “Sculpture at Evergreen,” an outdoor exhibit that grants local artists the opportunity to display their work on the grounds of the museum, creating a seasonal sculpture park for everyone to enjoy.
Continue reading STUDENT PROJECT | Landscape as Laboratory: Umbrellas | Taylor Becker
WWF-UK has today opened its new Living Planet Centre and Headquarters in Woking, with sustainable landscape design provided by UK landscape architects, Grant Associates. The landscape design approach for the 0.9-hectare site reflects a shared aspiration to develop a landscape and building that is integrated and responsive to the site whilst rooted in simple ecological design thinking.
Continue reading WWF-UK Living Planet Centre and Headquarters Opens
ASPECT Studios was commissioned by the City of Whitehorse to create an innovative space with a diverse array of recreation activities and events within the historic and well-loved gardens of Box Hill Gardens.
Continue reading Box Hill Gardens Multi Purpose Area | Box Hill Australia | ASPECT Studios