VIDEO | Snøhetta: Memories of architectural landscapes

Snøhetta: Memories of architectural landscapes. A 30 minute video with Norwegian architect Kjetil T. Thorsen talking about Snøhetta’s work. The first section – ‘landscapes’ (5 Minutes), gives an insight on how Kjetil T. Thorsen and Snøhetta look at landscape. ”Landscapes are a massive force”, says Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, co-founder and director of Snøhetta: “And they are masterpieces, which architects can be inspired by.”

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Mission Hills Hot Springs and Spa | Haikou China | EDSA


The Mission Hills Hot Springs and Spa is an outdoor themed amenity area for the new 500 room luxury Mission Hills Haikou hotel. The site is approximately 65,000m2 of lush tropical landscape and rockwork and nearly 300 themed individual pool spa experiences from around the world.
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Narodna Square | Uzhgorod Ukraine | Formline


Narodna square in Uzhgorod  is located in front of house of administration, in the center of one of the best residential areas of the city, near the waterfront, close to university and public institutions. Currently, the square is empty, it looks like huge lawn surrounded by parking. The main objective of the project – to convert existing square into active public space, provide new leisure opportunities for the inhabitants, to make the conditions for staying in this environment. The main idea still is that space should not impose any specific function, but rather to offer free interpretation of space.

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ecological histories | Thessaloniki Greece

The site of Eptapirgio has a special identity and atmosphere, abundant natural beauty and astonishing views. The site itself forms the inspiration for the project, its genius loci is wished to be maintained. Monument, landscape and memory are strongly attached to this place. The intervention has a strong ecological –bioclimatic aspect and uses few elements to organize the place. The concept derives from the defensive character of the walls. It is seen as a new layer of filtering from the urban tissue to the interior enclosed historical landscape that is the protagonist.
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Six Finalists selected for Zaryadye Park Design Competition


Last week we told you that 87 of the 90 submissions were eligible for entry into Zaryadye Park Design Competition. Yesterday, the jury held an eight-hour long meeting the Jury and selected six teams out of 90 applications. The main criteria was composition of a consortium, consisting of representatives of various specialties, and consortium portfolio. On 27 September 2013 the six participants will provide landscape and architectural concepts for Zaryadye park. After the technical expertise these projects will be presented to the Jury early November 2013. And later on the Winner will be involved in implementation of the project.

The six finalists include teams lead by:

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (USA)

MVRDV (the Netherlands)

Turenscape (China)

ТПО РЕЗЕРВ (Russia)

West 8 (the Netherlands)

Gustafson Porter (UK)

IMAGE CREDIT |  Зарядье / Zaryadye | © Институт медиа, архитектуры и дизайна “Стрелка” / Сергей Леонтьев
© Institute for media, architecture and design Strelka / Sergey Leontiev

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