karres en brands designs new entrance for Bio Science Park

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The Municipality of Leiden is improving accessibility of the city in general and of the Bio Science Park in particular. In order to fully utilize the development potential of the Bio Science Park a new access road should be realized from the Plesman Avenue which also improves the traffic flow of the Plesman Avenue itself.

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Zhongji Aeronautical Business Park | Da Chang, China | Loci Studio

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Loci Studio recently completed the inventive concept design for the Zhongji Aeronautical Business Park. Led from by their Sydney team, and collaborating with their Beijing colleagues, they managed to produce a project with a powerful mix of creative ideas and logical solutions.

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Former landfill site rejuvenated as a new waterside park

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Image Credit | Mike Jones

With its landscapes designed by Gillespies, Port Sunlight River Park has been created on the former Bromborough landfill site. The 28 hectare park is part of the Wirral Coastal Path and gives access to the River Mersey and views of the Liverpool skyline to visitors for the first time in over 20 years.  People visiting the park will be able to enjoy unrivalled views of the stunning waterfront, and beyond, from the top of the 37 metre high mound. The site also boasts beautiful wetlands and a variety of flora, fauna and birds.

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This Week in Landscape | 27 July 2014

Weekly round-up of landscape news and interesting articles.

At 93, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is still one of Canada’s most beloved landscape architects | Sarah Hampson | Globe & Mail
“Over her decades-long career, Hahn Oberlander has overseen some of the most important postwar landscaping projects in North America, including Robson Square in her hometown of Vancouver.”

[Landscape] Architect brings fresh spin to Maggie Daley Park | Chicago Tribune
“Strolling through Maggie Daley Park, stubble on his face and a yellow hard hat covering his graying red hair, Michael Van Valkenburgh paused before the contours of an undulating ice skating loop that will weave through a stand of evergreens.”

Treating Trees as Actual Infrastructure | Leda Marritz | Sustainable Cities Collective
“I asked three people with tons of experience in trees and in urban forestry – who are also frequent contributors to this blog – to pick just five things that would be necessary if we actually treated urban trees and soils (green infrastructure) as seriously as we do pipes, sewers, roads, and more”

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XX Commonwealth Games Legacy in Glasgow to include Cuningar Loop Park designed by Gillespies

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The XX Commonwealth Games will open this week in Glasgow, welcoming competitors from around 70 different countries. Opposite the new Athletes Village and situated at a distinctive bend in the River Clyde, a new park, the Cuningar Loop woodland park, will be part of this year’s Games Legacy. The new woodland park is currently in construction, and due to open to the public in 2015.
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The Bank Street Parklet Project | Adelaide Australia | Taylor Cullity Lethlean

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Parklets move down the grade of the street. Image Credit | Ben Wrigley

The Bank Street Parklet project is a significant development contributing to the laneway links of Adelaide recognised by Jan Gehl between the River Torrens / Adelaide Oval and Central Market/ Victoria Square precinct. With over 12,000 pedestrians a day and vibrant activity in the evenings and early mornings, the project dreamed of an innovative solution with new public amenities inherent of high urban design values. The design would be robust, durable, and flexible in its application to meet a difficult sloping topographic context. As a revitalised shared street it would unify a complex array of contradicting standards and approval guidelines.

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Foz do Douro Urban Park | Porto, Portugal | Laura Roldão e Costa – Landscape Architecture

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The Foz do Douro Urban Park located in the west of Porto city. A  green area for public use inserted into an recently developed urban area, which has been progressively been built along the Atlantic seafront since the nineteenth century and the Park is part of an overall project submitted in the competition Nun’ Álvares Avenue Plan promoted by the Porto Municipality. This plan includes a set of design elements – a new avenue, streets, residential services areas and facilities (schools, pools, Metro, health care services), equipment deployment, historic centers rehabilitation, and green areas for public use.

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