The first phase of Singapore’s dramatic Gardens by the Bay project opens to the public on 29th June following completion of the 54-hectare £500m Bay South Garden by a world-class British design team led by Bath-based landscape architects, Grant Associates.
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This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
City gets leafier, especially at Staten Island’s Conference House Park | silive.com
The city grew greener by 20,000 trees
An urban space for people in Westmount | Jerry Miller | Westmount Examiner
“The conditions and generators are present for the design of a people-friendly urban space (a street is an urban space) shared with reduced automobile use.”
Bangkok heatwave ignites debate about urban planning | News24
“Critics say the heat has been exacerbated by poor urban planning in the fast-growing city of 12 million people – from a thinning of trees by city workers, often to accommodate electrical power lines…”
Building the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Pool [VIDEO]
Video of how the 150-metre infinity-edged swimming pool was built on the 57th floor (roof) of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
Landscape Architecture standout leads by example | Temple University
A profile of landscape architecture student Diana Fernandez
LAND Reader (our sister blog)
Did London’s Olympic Park erase its past?
Bleecker Street Park Ruined?
Correa warns of overloading India’s existing cities
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Gustafson Porter recently received a commendation in the category Big Urban Projects at the MIPIM AR Future Projects Awards 2011 for the project Bay East, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Director Mary Bowman will attend the MIPIM Award ceremony on 9 March 2011 in Cannes.
Continue reading Bay East, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
Marina Bay, Singapore – Image Source: Flickr – monstermunch99
Strait Times reports
TO SUPPORT the future growth of Marina Bay, the government will invest another $1 billion in infrastructure works over the next 10 to 15 years, on top of the $7.5 billion already pumped into the area, (Singapore) National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan announced on Wednesday.
SOURCE: Strait Times – $1b boost to Marina Bay