Springfield Park is a new public park on a former golf course area in southwest London, featuring climate resilience measures, sports facilities, pavilions and various garden rooms combining familiar London-features with new urban nature.
The 13 ha land is released as part of the transformation and expansion of the historic Springfield Hospital, which includes a masterplan for new residential uses and new public parkland on part of the former hospital grounds.
Continue reading Springfield Park | London, UK | C.F. Møller Landscape
The Landscape Institute has always played a role in promoting the landscape architecture profession to the public through various initiatives and media including the I want to be a landscape architect video over 5 years ago. Now, the Landscape Institute has just launched another initiative profiling rising stars on its Be A Landscape Architect careers website.
Be A Landscape Architect is the Landscape Institute’s new look careers website. It acts as an information resource for school leavers, undergraduates, post-graduates and career changers thinking about becoming landscape architects. As well as providing details of how to study in the UK and abroad it includes inspirational content about working in the profession.
Bethany Williams and Stuart Towner, have been selected as the first ‘Landscape Showcase’ profiles to appear on the careers website. The pair won Gold and Best in Show at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show for their ‘Green Seam’ show garden.
Head over to Be A Landscape Architect for more information about this great initiative.
The existing garden comprised a series of stepped terraces with little useable space. The brief was to create a more useable garden with a large terrace to the rear for entertainment.
Continue reading Ellerdale Road | London, UK | Vista Landscape Studio
Landscape architects Grant Associates have designed The Forest of Imagination to transform Bath’s historic Queens Square into a temporary fantastical landscape and outdoor gallery for a four-day contemporary arts event in May 2015.
Continue reading Event | Forest of Imagination | 15-18 May 2015 | Bath, UK
Station 2: In Detail …“How does an untouched forest look like?”
The four landscape installations replace the former nature trail through a piece of forest in Vienna’s Zoo Schönbrunn and reflect four different aspects characterizing woodlands: dynamics, diversity, sustainability and cultural significance. The aim of the concept is to arouse interest through sensuous experience, to simultaneously stimulate reflection and communicate knowledge. Through this contemporary dialogue, the real experience remains central.
Continue reading Our Forest | Vienna Austria | Lindle Bukor
Image Credit | Luke Thompson
The esplanade youth plaza is situated in the heart of the Fremantle City. Embodying principles of social sustainability, the facility offers opportunities for all participants. It is a central community hub for events, competitions and social opportunities.
Continue reading The Esplanade Youth Plaza by Convic
Flooding in York | February 16, 2014
Over the last few months, the UK has seen continual flooding which has seen a great deal of discussion on how to deal with the water management in the UK. Recently, Sue Illman President of the Landscape Institute has sent an open letter to Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MP. The letter signed by 12 organisations calls for a complete rethink of water management to prevent the effect of water on villages, towns and cities of the England and Wales.
The letter goes on to call for ” an immediate cross departmental conference with DECC, DEFRA, DCLG, the EA and NRW, in a similar manner to that which was convened to address the problem of ash-dieback.”. It also calls for proper exploration of the larger catchment management issues, and how forestry, land management and soft engineered flood alleviation schemes can hold back water in the upper reaches of rivers, and work alongside a dredging programme in the lower reaches.
The letter was also sent to the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Anne McIntosh MP and Lord Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency.
To view the full letter visit http://www.landscapeinstitute.org/PDF/LettertoPrimeMinisterFeb14.pdf
IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr User Simon Aughton