SWA Group designs Napa winery integrating infrastructure while preserving the natural landscape


Napa Valley Winery Site Inspired by Japanese Aesthetic Kenzo Winery, located in the hilltops of southern Napa Valley in California, is a high-end private winery nestled within a larger,
4,000-acre estate. The ecological framework of Napa Valley focuses on maintaining and enhancing the natural beauty of the landscape, whileallowing local residents and visitors the ability to enjoy the area and experience the culture of wine making.
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OCT Bay | Shenzhen China | SWA Group

Located in Shenzhen, China, OCT Bay has a combined site area of approximately 1.25 square kilometers including a new urban center and nature preserve. The design of the master plan and landscape architecture is targeted towards creating public open space for the city that balances development and ecology.
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Milton Street Park | Los Angeles USA | SWA Group

Milton Street Park is a proposed 1.2-acre linear urban park alongside the Ballona Creek Bike Trail in Los Angeles, California. Currently the bike trail is a non-descript paved path directly adjacent to the creek, separated from the road by a metal fence, which inevitably deters pedestrians and natural wildlife from sharing the space with recreational bikers.
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Zaryadye Park Design Competition | UPDATE


Team Entry Infographic | Courtesy of Институт медиа, архитектуры и дизайна “Стрелка” / Сергей Леонтьев and Institute for media, architecture and design Strelka

Back in April we posted the announcement for Zaryadye Park Design Competition – the first public park built in Moscow for over 50 years. The organisers have announced that the received over 90 entries of which 87 teams were eligible for entry.  The list of team leaders shows that there is great interest from around the world with many of the teams having a track record of  winning major design competitions including Atelier Dreiseitl, Bjarke Ingels Group(BIG), Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Grant Associates, GROSS. MAX,  Gustafson Porter, HASSELL, James Corner Field Operations,  Mecanoo International, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, MVRDV, OKRA,  Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten, REX Architecture,  Skidmore, Owings & Merrill(SOM), SWA Group, TOPOTEK 1, Turenscape, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Zaha Hadid and 66 other teams.

The next stage is to select a final six teams who will proceed to Stage 2 – Concept competition.

Find out the other teams at Zaryadye Park Design Competition

IMAGE |  Courtesy of  Zaryadye Park Design Competition organisers | Институт медиа, архитектуры и дизайна “Стрелка” / Сергей Леонтьев  and Institute for media, architecture and design Strelka



WLA #08 Published

World Landscape Architecture Magazine 08
The 08 edition of WLA landscape architecture magazine has been published with projects from Active City Transformation, OKRA,  SWA Group, Karres En Brands, Thorbjörn Andersson With Sweco Architects, , Groupe IBI-Chba,, Lees+Associates, and the Transiting Cities Competition

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SWA wins Pudong Waterfront Design Competition

SWA Group, has won an international design competition for a 2.3-kilometer-long new “central park” along the Pudong waterfront, Shanghai’s financial center and gateway to this global city.   The transformation of this prominent waterfront site into “Front City” – a signature mixed-use development – provides new open space amenities to a diverse group of users and a visual centerpiece for visitors. Construction is planned to begin in Spring 2013.

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WLA #05 Landscape Architecture Quarterly Magazine

WLA #05 Landscape Architecture Quarterly MagazineWLA #05  is the latest edition of  our quarterly landscape architecture magazine includes built and unbuilt landscapes from around the world. It is great to see a wide range of projects from USA, New Zealand, Canada, UK, Italy and Guatemala. The contributing firms include Labics, Sasaki, SWA Group, MKSK,  Taylor Cullity Lethlean And Wraight + Associates, OKRA, HM White, and NIP PAYSAGE.

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Previous WLA editions #01 to #04 are available for purchase at wlamagazine.com and hpmagcloud.com
Also previous WLA editions #01 to #04 samples available for download at wlamagazine.com

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