Out/In/Front:Landscape Leading Exhibition

Out/In/Front:Landscape Leading Exhibition

View of Seattle from Gas Works Park | flickr user london road

The Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council and the University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture are sponsoring an exhibit of emerging landscape architectural projects by northwest practitioners.  OUT/in/FRONT: Landscape Leading is open to all projects, proposals, or activities where the work of landscape architects plays a prime role (contractual or not) in shaping the built environment in northwest USA. If you live in Seattle put the 8th October in your diary for the Exhibition Opening.

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In the Footsteps of the Giants | Åre Sweden | Ljusarkitektur

In the Footsteps of the Giants | Åre Sweden | Ljusarkitektur

Ljusarkitektur designed a new night-time lighting concept for a family-friendly 3.5-kilometre slope at the Swedish skiing resort of Åre. The project is called “In the Footsteps of the Giants,” and was developed with author Mathias Knave. It is based on old Nordic tales of giants and trolls.

In the Footsteps of the Giants | Åre Sweden | Ljusarkitektur
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Dead Sea Development Zone Master Plan | Amman Jordan | Sasaki Associates

Dead Sea Development Zone Master Plan | Amman Jordan | Sasaki Associates
The Jordan Dead Sea Development Zone encompasses 40 square kilometers of land along the north and east coast of the Dead Sea. Over the past 15 years, the Kingdom of Jordan has focused on a balanced approach toward development and preservation in order to capitalize on increased tourism and to provide improvements to local existing communities. Sasaki was engaged to establish a detailed master plan as a sustainable framework for existing committed lands, future development parcels, infrastructure provisions, and natural resources protection.
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New Campus & Healing Gardens for Nationwide Children’s Hospital | Columbus USA | OLIN

New Campus & Healing Gardens for Nationwide Children's Hospital | Columbus USA | OLIN

OLIN  has designed the surrounding campus and healing gardens for the newly constructed hospital tower and research building of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s most prominent pediatric health care and research institutes, and has just completed the largest pediatric expansion project in U.S. history, adding 2.1 million square feet of clinical and research space. A dedication ceremony will take place on June 11, 2012. The new facility will open to the public on June 20, 2012, and is expected to welcome at least one million patient visits in its first year.

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How much is your local park worth?

NYC Parks department is taking corporate sponsorship and partnerships to the next level – dog runs and basketball courts. Cities have raised funds through corporate sponsorship and naming rights of sports stadiums, entertainment arenas,  events, parades, subway/train stations, bus shelters and minor sporting facilities. Parks departments are always under pressure as the establishment and maintenance of parks can be a large monetary burden on cities with little income from rental and/or membership fees. Many cities across the world have abandoned, closed parks and also reduced park maintenance to a minimum to save funds in the long running economic crisis.

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