The park at Heinrich-Roller-Straße incorporates parts of the old cemetery of St. Marien and St. Nikolai II, a new public green space of approx. 3.7 acres (1,5 ha) was created. The new design aimed at a widely accepted solution that would bring long-lasting improvements to the neighbourhood. Therefore an intensive participation initiative accompanied the planning process, offering the chance to develop sound design ideals and a robust implementation strategy together with residents, interested local institutions and the authority in charge.
Continue reading Leise-Park | Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg Germany | gruppe F landscape architects
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The planning concept for the park is an expression of the traces of its past and the important moments of its history. The esplanade also highlights the spirit of place found in the contemporary urban grid of the neighborhood. The park becomes a witness to the site’s history, commemorating it through three key landscape elements: the river and its piers, the vestiges of former railways lines, and the historic city in development.
Continue reading Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout | Montreal Canada | GROUPE IBI-CHBA
The vision for the city of Rotterdam is that it should be again the city engaging with the river Maas. The docks play an important role as a transitional area and recreational support. Recreation strengthens the relationship between city and water. In particular, the northern quays have been given a green and softer atmosphere, which reinforces the long line of the series of quays.
Continue reading Westerkade Parkkade | Rotterdam Netherlands | OKRA
Marsh Lane is within the Lea Valley and sits in the flood plain of the river Lea and Dagenham Brook.
Continue reading Marsh Lane | London UK | Kinnear Landscape Architects
Stockholm is a city on the water. The city´s setting is where two archipelagoes meet, Lake Malaren with its fresh water on one side and the Baltic Sea with its salt water on the other, interspersed by a mosaic of hilly, convex islands. This is the essential quality of the Swedish capital.
Continue reading Sjövik Square | Stockholm Sweden | Thorbjörn Andersson with Sweco Architects
Situated in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Crown Sky Garden is a sanctuary for patients, families, doctors and administrators within this 23 story Children’s Hospital. The commitment to this sky garden was built upon a growing body of scientific research which links access to natural light and contemplative spaces to reduced patient recovery time. This regenerative project offers a new paradigm for healthcare design that integrates healing gardens as part of the health care regiment within these institutional environments.
Continue reading Crown Sky Garden | Chicago USA | mikyoung kim design
What once was a vacant lot in Center City Philadelphia, Groundswell Design Group has transformed into a Pop Up Beer Garden. This project was done in partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, University of the Arts, and Four Corners Management.
Continue reading Pop Up Beer Garden | Philadelphia USA | Groundswell Design Group