EVENT | Leading with Landscape | May 21-24 | Toronto, Canada

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The Cultural Landscape Foundation will hold the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape conference & tours on May 21-24 in Toronto, Canada. The conference will tackle numerous issues including those that deal with the city’s identity – what does it mean for a 21st century city to be historic and modern at the same time? – and stewardship – what new models for public/private financing and management are emerging?

Speakers include Claude Cormier, Adriaan Geuze, Janet Rosenburg, Thomas L. Woltz, Elizabeth Silver, Charles B. Birnbaum and many more. Speakers will examine how existing parks and open spaces are adapted to accommodate contemporary and future needs and expectations, and how innovative landscape planning and design techniques developed in Toronto apply to other cities, and vice versa – and the impact of imported ideas on local conditions.

The conference will be held from May 21 at the University of Toronto with a tour to be also held at the Evergreen Brick Works.

For more information goto the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape website.

Image Credit | Sugar Beach, Toronto | Claude Cormier  © Claude Cormier architectes paysagistes

World Landscape Architecture is a proud media partner of the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape 

 

WLA 18 Magazine showcases the diversity of landscape architecture

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The latest edition of WLA Magazine publishes projects from across the world including Australia, Sweden, Denmark, China, USA, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. This unthemed edition showcases the diverisity of landscape architecture projects in scale, complexity and typology.

In this edition we have included projects from various design firms some are well known and others are rising landscape designers. Design firms featured WLA 18 include: LDA Design, POLA, HASSELL, Karres En Brands, Sasaki Associates, Rehwaldt LA, Atelier Loidl, Wanted, White Arkiteckter, Mandaworks, Tract Consultants, Rhodeside & Harwell, Lodewijk Baljon Landscape Architects, SLA, Mikel Alberdi and Cristina Jorge.

There is an amazing diversity ofprojects in the 18th edition of WLA Magazine from hanging trees in courtyards, rooftop gardens, cultural precincts, waterfronts, urban interventions, public realm, large and small squares and large scale urban design and planning.

WLA 18 is available in digital format only (in high resolution pdf) for $3.99USD. We also have a annual subscription that includes the next 6 editions of WLA Magazine for $20USD

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Bradfield College Greek Theatre | Berkshire UK | Studio Octopi

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In 2012, Studio Octopi were appointed to undertake the modernisation of the theatre with the intention to reopen in time for a performance of Antigone in June 2014. The original ‘temple’ theatre building was condemned in 2009, so the College needed a new theatre building or Skene that would enable increased versatility of the theatre. Forward of the Skene, sits the stage and orchestra. In the 1960’s when the stage was extended the circular Orchestra was truncated, there was now an opportunity to reconnect the concrete terraces with the stage. Finally, circulation had always been a victim of the theatre’s success. With the entrance almost impossible to find and precariously steep stairs down into the auditorium reorientating the theatre to offer improved access was crucial. Within the theatre, years of undergrowth and landslides further hampered circumnavigation of the auditorium.

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SWA Group designs Napa winery integrating infrastructure while preserving the natural landscape

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Napa Valley Winery Site Inspired by Japanese Aesthetic Kenzo Winery, located in the hilltops of southern Napa Valley in California, is a high-end private winery nestled within a larger,
4,000-acre estate. The ecological framework of Napa Valley focuses on maintaining and enhancing the natural beauty of the landscape, whileallowing local residents and visitors the ability to enjoy the area and experience the culture of wine making.
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Habitat Landscape Architects designs vibrant community park

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Lehae Park is situated to the south of Johannesburg in the context of a new government-housing scheme. At the time of commissioning of the design, less than half of the residential units were constructed but the first members of the community had been moved into the area.

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