Construction has started on Naturbad Riehen, a natural swimming pool for the municipality of Riehen. A project that dates back to the founding of Herzog & de Meuron in 1978. After winning a competition in 1979 and developing several unrealized projects in the following years, Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned to rethink the concept of a new pool in 2007.
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This weeks round-up of landscape news from around the web.
City gets leafier, especially at Staten Island’s Conference House Park | silive.comThe 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
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Did London’s Olympic Park erase its past?
Bleecker Street Park Ruined?
Correa warns of overloading India’s existing cities
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