Celebrate the future of NYC parks at Freshkills Park’s 4th annual Sneak Peak. The former landfill on Staten Island’s western shore is being transformed into the City’s largest park but is not yet open to the public. Don’t miss this special opportunity to get a first look! This year’s event offers more than three miles of walking and biking paths. Free activities include kayaking, free bike share, numerous public artworks and performances, balloon aerial photography, science talks, food trucks, climbing walls, and pony rides for the kids. There will be continuous shuttle bus service to and from the St. George Ferry Terminal.
The event is FREE and open to the public.
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IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr Teatown Trails
Heliofield | Michael Chaveriat, Yikyu Choe, Myung Kweon Park
Over 250 submissions have gone online for the LAGI NYC 2012 competition to design public artwork for Freshkills Park. Some submissions go from the surreal to the amazing, with the majority of the submissions creating large scale installations to match the grand scale of the Freshkills Park. In July LAGI held a shortlisting evening in which a team of professionals got the submissions down to the top 25 submissions with the winners of the 2012 competition to be announced on October 25 in New York City. We has some of the submissions below for your review.
Heliofield is an energy-generating network of solar modules that rise out of the prairie grasses of Fresh Kills Park. The topography and tabula rasa quality of the former landfill site make it ideally suited to collect the locally abundant and renewable solar energy that shines on Staten Island.
Continue reading 2012 LAGI NYC Competition submissions now online
This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
City gets leafier, especially at Staten Island’s Conference House Park | silive.com
The city grew greener by 20,000 trees
An urban space for people in Westmount | Jerry Miller | Westmount Examiner
“The conditions and generators are present for the design of a people-friendly urban space (a street is an urban space) shared with reduced automobile use.”
Bangkok heatwave ignites debate about urban planning | News24
“Critics say the heat has been exacerbated by poor urban planning in the fast-growing city of 12 million people – from a thinning of trees by city workers, often to accommodate electrical power lines…”
Building the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Pool [VIDEO]
Video of how the 150-metre infinity-edged swimming pool was built on the 57th floor (roof) of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
Landscape Architecture standout leads by example | Temple University
A profile of landscape architecture student Diana Fernandez
LAND Reader (our sister blog)
Did London’s Olympic Park erase its past?
Bleecker Street Park Ruined?
Correa warns of overloading India’s existing cities
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