Vanke Xijiu Plaza | Chongqing China | ASPECT Studios

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Vanke, Xijiu Plaza is located at the centre of Shipingqiao retail hub. Vanke Group has the vision of developing Xijiu Plaza into a vibrant urban space for the younger generation to work, live and play.

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Hermods Plats | Klagshamn Sweden | Mandaworks

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The construction work of Hermods Plats is now finished. The square in Klagshamn, Malmö, Sweden is the first implemented design of Mandaworks. The design work started in 2010 and has been carried out in close collaboraSon with Pernilla Theselius at Malmö Municipality. The square forms the center of a new development area of apartment buildings and row houses, in an extension of the old village Klagshamn.

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Levinson Plaza | Boston USA | mikyoung kim design

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Envisioned as an urban grove, this central gathering space represents the convergence of community in this diverse, mixed income, residential development. The design accommodates a complex program, layering the varied multi-cultural and intergenerational uses with a number of meaningful gathering and recreational spaces for the residents. Tai Chi, chess, children’s play areas, and contemplative seating areas allow for various groups to utilize the garden spaces in different ways.  Lawn areas can be used for sunbathing in the summer and also provide the community with areas for flexible programming during larger gatherings, such as celebrations for the Chinese New Year, Russian Unity Day, and other cultural and civic events.
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VIDEO | Surroundings


Surroundings is a new video series that tells the stories behind some of Metro Vancouver’s well-known public places from the perspectives of the landscape architects who designed them.

The first episode (televised on Shaw TV) features Don Vaughan and focuses on bringing meaning to place through the use of public art. This episode looks at three separate sites: Metrotown Civic Plaza, Granite Assemblage at Ambleside, and High Tide Pavilion/Low Tide Sculpture at David Lam Park.

This video series is non-profit video and was made with zero funding and simply put together by Saba Farmand and Paul Albi who have a love for landscape architecture, the region they live in, and film making.and wanted to promote the profession of landscape architecture.

A great initiative by two people with a love for landscape architecture – you can find our more about the series on the Surroundings Facebook page and watch the 3 upcoming episodes on Shaw TV or the Youtube.

St James Plaza | Melbourne Australia | ASPECT Studios

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A rejuvenated urban plaza is the core to improving the retail and commercial viability of this renovated 1960’s building.
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