OMGEVING designs subtle interventions in a wartime landscape

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The Bluff in the notorious ‘Ypres Salient’ is a unique wartime landscape that survives from the First World War. The site was the scene of widespread feverish digging of underground passages and shafts, mine explosions, sabotage and attempts at eavesdropping. In the context of the cultural tourism project, ‘Remembrance Park 14-18’, subtle measures in and around the site have been taken to improve access for visitors and so that visitors can see what the unique landscape framework in which the fighting took place looked like.

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Morphis creates residential landscape inspired by the lotus

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Morphis were approached by TATA Housing to create a spectacular residential landscape, rooted in the culture of India’s community to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for a new development in Haryana. The Lotus vision represents long life and good fortune – symbolic of purity and spiritual nature with unfolding petals suggesting an expansion of the soul.
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A Montreal library where landscape merges with architecture

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A place of openness and exchange
To build a new library is to give to one’s community, to make a gesture of openness, of exchange, of culture and of urbanity. Situated in the multi-ethnic borough of Saint-Laurent on a busy urban boulevard, the library is one of a series of public structures with a lush woodland park running behind them. Founded on the prioritization of the user’s perception, the library and its landscape offer a contemporary place of varied experiences. It is a place of openness and exchange devoted to discovery, communication and interaction.

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Crossrail Place retail & roof garden | FOSTER + PARTNERS, Landscape by Gillespies

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A major new shopping development and roof garden above Canary Wharf Crossrail Station has opened to the public today, ahead of the station opening in 2018. Stretching more than 300 metres along the north dock, the above ground scheme designed by Foster + Partners includes four levels of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as extensive public gardens, which are densely planted with trees and plants, and interspersed with seating and pavilions – all partially enclosed by a timber lattice roof, which wraps around the building like a protective shell.

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Sunland Celebrity Garden | Shanghai, China | Place Design Group

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Sunland Celebrity Garden is a high end residential community situated adjacent to Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. Complete with living and entertainment facilities this development is designed in a neo-classical architecture style, where the landscape architecture has been divided into three parts: a club house, formal style gardens, and natural style gardens.

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23° Escape | Khao Yai, Thailand | SHMA

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Liquid substances on Earth naturally fall and flow to the lower grounds, forming an erosion landscape that humans find beautiful. Our site located at the intersection where the flow meets the ground and is surrounded by mountains. The process of erosion inspired the shape of the landscape became the feature of our designs.

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2015 ANNUAL | WLA Magazine | WLA 23

WLA Magazine 2015 Annual

2015 has seen a diverse range of landscape architecture projects published on World Landscape Architecture, in this edition we take an opportunity to highlight some of the best projects from 2015.  Selecting the projects to be included in this 2015 Annual was a hard task with a large number of  high quality projects published this year, it was decided to publish over 50 projects.

I hope you enjoy reading this 2015 Annual edition and I look forward to receiving your submissions for WLA Magazine and World Landscape Architecture in 2016.

You can purchase your copy of WLA 2015 ANNUAL (pdf) for $USD3.99 or subscribe for $USD20/year 

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