Contemporary universities are becoming microcosms of our cities.Open spaces are now being developed not as decorative foregrounds to buildings but to host staff, students and the wider community in myriad ways; whether it is meeting, studying, playing, exercising, partying, dining, promenading or escaping. These are social spaces serving increasing | Read More
NSINCERE Qingdao World Financial Center will feature local corporate headquarters, high-end office space, a 5-star hotel, premium shopping mall and apartments in the Qingdao Central Activity District located on the northeast coast of China. ASPECT Studios designed and oversaw the landscape design for the project and also landscape construction of | Read More
In the heart of downtown Midland, Texas, a team of designers were engaged by Bond Partners and the City of Midland to reconceive an underutilized city block into a catalyst for urban transformation and to serve as a model for the sustainable use of natural resources in the region. As | Read More
For 40 years, Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia, has been a place for people to shop, dine and gather with friends. The Adelaide City Council commissioned HASSELL and ARUP to revitalise this much-loved civic space, creating an exciting destination and prosperous city precinct. Stimulating community engagement and the local | Read More
the Flatiron / 23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute unveiled SOFTlab’s Nova, the winner of the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition
Rhodeside & Harwell’s design has artfully integrated the unique environmental education message of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland into an innovative ‘readable’ landscape design that improves a degraded urban site, incorporates sustainable systems and materials, provides public access and continues the exciting tradition of this Atlantic coast landmark.
For a long time now, the plaza, Kungsbacka Torg, has acted as a car park with little space left for normal hustle and bustle. Now the square has been transformed back into the central meeting place for the town’s inhabitants.
The design development for the new Pennovation Center has received approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. This 58,000-square-foot, three-story facility is located in the heart of the Pennovation Works, Penn’s 23-acre site along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River and adjacent to the University campus. The | Read More
A planned commemorative plaza on the grounds of the Indiana Statehouse will beautify the west entrance to the Capitol Building, replace aging infrastructure and improve pedestrian safety. Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) Commissioner Jessica Robertson and Jason Larrison, state architect with the IDOA’s Public Works Division, presented the plaza update to | Read More
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute recently announced the first-ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition, in which top designers and architects will propose dynamic structures to be installed in front of the famed Flatiron Building for the 2014 winter holiday season. The winning design will be unveiled in November—in | Read More