The site is situated in the Karancs-Medves landscape area in North-East Hungary. Around and in the city of Salgótarján the memorials, geological and mining attractions are forming a hiking trail. Along this trail is set the “Dance floor” Recreation and Memorial Park. The site is embraced by the surrounding hills and huge hillside trees. In our architectural concept we aimed to preserve and strengthen this special character of the place. The park would function as an exhibition for the mining memorials and as a natural recreational area. The organising element in the park is a wall providing covered space. This space can be used for exhibitions and performances. Open air theatre may also function here, the covered space is used for stage and the “Dance floor” as auditorium.
Continue reading “Dance floor” Recreation and Memorial Park | Ronabanya Hungary | SAGRA Architects
This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
Can this park still be saved? | Tom Bell | Maine Sunday Telegram
“Portland’s Eastland Park Hotel proposes buying Congress Square Plaza, a poorly designed space….”
Urban living in Town Center | Brian Walzel | Impact News
“The focus of residential growth and development is beginning to shift from the traditional village center concept to more of an urban living design….”
Delhi Journal: What ‘New’ Delhi Can Learn From ‘Old’ Delhi | Tripti Lahiri | WSJ
“What is really amazing is how free it seems… the diversity of mankind you see on those streets, you do not see even in New Delhi….”
Planting day to complete garden tribute to architect Jo Yeates | Daily Echo
“…landscape architects from across the south will be coming to play their part in the garden in her honour.”
HUD launches overhaul of consolidated planning process | Brian Sullivan | HUD
“It is estimated HUD’s new approach will save communities at least 65,000 staff hours each year and support communities in need-driven, place-based decision-making that will engage informed public participation and improve community and economic development outcomes.”
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National 9/11 Memorial was recently dedicated on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11/2001 when many people lost there lives during the attacks on the USA. The Memorial designed by PWP Landscape Architecture & Micheal Arad have not only created a powerful memorial where families and friends can come to grieve but also a city park that people can use everyday to sit under the trees and enjoy the New York skyline surrounding the site and watch the rebuilding of area with new towers. There are many design elements that required great thought, development and testing including the trees, waterfalls, name arrangement and these were developed by talented people to create the beautiful space we see today.
‘The rebuilding of both the memorial together with the surrounding buildings will give the American people a sense of rebirth from the terrible attacks of 9/11.’
L to R – Trees/Waterfalls ©PWP | Names ©Amy Dreher | Paving ©PWP | Peter Walker & Team reviewing Materials ©PWP
Continue reading National 9/11 Memorial | New York | PWP Landscape Architecture & Michael Arad
The Sharpeville Massacre – also known as the Sharpeville Shootings – occurred on the 21st of March 1960. 69 People were killed, including 8 women and 10 children. Over 180 were injured, including 31 women and 19 children. Many were shot in the back as they turned to flee. This event marked a turning point in South Africa’s history and acted as a catalyst for the Resistance Movement which led to the fall of Apartheid in 1993.
The Sharpeville Memorial Garden is situated in the Phelindaba Cemetery (where the 69 graves of those killed are located) where it provides a place of remembrance and gathering for the local community. The project was conceived as a ‘procession through the garden’ based of the concepts of memorial, gathering and viewing. Key elements of the project are the Memorial Wall, Amphitheatre and Flowers.
Continue reading Sharpeville Memorial Garden, a procession through the garden | Sharpeville South Africa | GREENinc Landscape Architecture
Recently the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial oganization (ACBHM, Inc.) announced the winner of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial as “Fractured Landscapes,” submitted by Columbia School of Architecture students – Patrick Lausell and Paola Marquez.
The text of the “Fractured Landscapes’ submission by the Columbia University School of Architecture students described the memorial as a “fractured landscape and a river of light (that) stitch together disjointed surfaces, expressing our hopes for peace.”
Over 700 submissions from 55 countries and a 13 entries were shortlisted back in June. The final judging panel included Daniel Libeskind and James Young.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal and Press of Atlantic City