This Week In Landscape | 15 September 2013

September 15, 2013,AEDT

WLA’s weekly summary of built environment news How urban planners’ bid to impose order on cities is compromised | Jonathan Foyle | FT “We like to think we are free agents, entitled to some individual expression in our built environment. But if world history is one long stumble towards emancipation, | Read More

Mill River Park and Greenway | Stamford Connecticut | OLIN

September 12, 2013,AEDT

J.B. Jackson, in his book Discovering the Vernacular Landscape, wrote “No group sets out to create a landscape of course.  What it sets out to do is to create a community, and the landscape as its visible manifestation is simply the by-product of people working and living, sometimes coming together, sometimes | Read More

Connecting the Seven Lochs Wetland Park Design Competition

September 11, 2013,AEDT

At almost 20 sq km the Seven Lochs Wetland Park will be Scotlandʼs largest urban nature park, and a major new destination for outdoor recreation. The Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) in association with Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership (GCVGNP) and Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) are pleased | Read More

Ken Fletcher Park | Tennyson Australia | Form Landscape Architects

September 10, 2013,AEDT

Named after one of Brisbane’s greatest tennis players, Ken Fletcher Park is located on a former coal-fired power station site alongside the Tennyson Reach of the Brisbane River. The 2.9 hectare north facing site has emerged from its industrial past to become a contemporary district all abilities riverside park. Environmental | Read More

RFP | Ontario Place urban park and waterfront trail project

September 9, 2013,AEDT

Infrastructure Ontario has issued a request for proposals(RFP) seeking landscape architects with the expertise and capacity to design an urban park and waterfront trail along the east island of Ontario Place. Infrastructure Ontario, on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Infrastructure, is moving forward | Read More

Dry Dock Park | Antwerp Belgium | cluster landschap

September 5, 2013,AEDT

Today, the area composed by the former dry docks, on the northern side of the city of Antwerp, forms an urban void between the historical city center and the harbor. The City of Antwerp wants to transform the old harbor complex into an urban landscape-park respecting the original dry dock | Read More

Triangle Building Plaza | Denver USA | Design Workshop

September 4, 2013,AEDT

Downtown Denver is undergoing an unprecedented revitalization. At the heart of this impressive public-private transformation sits the Historic Denver Union Station and the adjacent Riverfront Park Neighborhood.  Design Workshop, Inc. has been commissioned to design one of the key public spaces on the site of a former rail yard and | Read More

Chutes and Tires | ATLAS Lab

August 31, 2013,AEDT

The importance of usable open space has been well documented at various times and at various places throughout the world. For centuries small parks and playgrounds have functioned as vital social networking tools and places of reprieve from the city and home. When networked, these parks have the capability to | Read More

Lotus Lake Park | Kunshan China | Integrated Planning and Design

August 29, 2013,AEDT

The City of Kunshan has a unique history and its people have been responsible for establishing many of the cultural traditions for this region; Kun Opera, canal villages, hairy crab, the Double-headed Lotus flower and a long history of aquaculture production are all notable.  As a gateway for the city’s | Read More

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