2013 in Review | December

Döderhultsviken | Oskarshamn Sweden | Mandaworks, Adept, Hosper Sweden and WSP
After years of changes in the port industry , demands for larger areas and harbor depth has moved much of harbor industry out of the inner harbor and onto new quays further from the city center. With the goal of developing new visions for their inner harbor, Oskarshamn municipality invited 3 teams to develop proposals for city’s inner harbor.

Tempelhof Parklands Proposal | Berlin Germany | McGregor Coxall
The design intent was to deliver a project that would not only address the briefs need for a long-term vision, limited budget and flexibility but also provide an icon for Berlin, both for those arriving by the air and those on the ground. The design solution engaged with the sites historic terminal, a heritage building that was designed in the Nazi era by Ernst Sagebiel.
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Biomimicry Discovery Park | Newtown Landscape Architects
Landscape architecture is increasingly being recognised as a broad cultural, ecological, and artistic practice. Our approach is a ‘far cry from the old-fashioned idea that design is whimsical and subjective, that planning is objective and fixed’. It illustrates ‘that [landscape architecture] is a vastly expanded field of practice, demonstrating skill and expertise in understanding the context with which the development processes is to take place in order to shape the environment.

Biomimicry Discovery Park | Newtown Landscape Architects

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Biomimicry offers enormous potential to transform our landscapes, buildings, products and systems. For every problem that we currently face – whether it is generating energy, finding clean water, designing out waste, manufacturing benign materials, or designing a Biomimicry Discovery Park there will be precedents within nature that we can study.[1]  We believe that our proposal has stayed true to this sentiment and produced a viable, beautify and functional project that ‘talks to’ the values espoused in Biomimicry.

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Engineering Building & Concourse Area | University of Pretoria South Africa | Newtown Landscape Architects

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Partnership, during the design process, with the University ensured continuity of the campus plan. Engagement with the Botany Department guaranteed the extension of the existing Botanical Garden, which was developed using a carefully thought through planting palette and the use of specimen plants sourced directly from the University’s green houses. In addition, an integrated approach to the irrigation design ensured that harvested water is pumped from a basement storage tank that is filled with roof and seepage water and topped up, when necessary, with borehole water from an existing supply line adjacent to the building.

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2011 Projects Review | July – September

July

Rogers Marvel Architects wins President’s Park South Design Competition

Sharpeville Memorial Garden, a procession through the garden | GREENinc Landscape Architecture

Sowwah Island Central Park and Spanish Steps | Abu Dhabi UAE | MESA

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WLA #02 Landscape Architecture Quarterly Magazine OUT NOW

The second edition of WLA landscape architecture quarterly magazine is out now with a feature of the National 9/11 Memorial in New York by PWP Landscape Architecture and Michael Arad.  The front cover features the Flight 93 Memorial in Shankville by Paul Murdoch Architects and interesting project that touches lightly on the landscape. We have several projects from across the world including Canada, Switzerland, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, China and other locations. We also published projects designed by Workshop:Ken Smith, OKRA, IBI, HASSELL and others. This edition also includes a review of the new book Sunburnt that gives a great insight into contemporary landscape architecture in Australia.

 

 

Readers can download  a 10 page sample  or buy a full high-resolution digital version for $3.99USD or the print edition for $16.00 plus delivery.

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