Most read articles from 2021

WLA has published a variety of projects, profiles, news and op-eds during 2021 and this list is the top 10 most-read posts from 2021.

Xuhui Runway Park Mainland China’s first SITES gold project

Xuhui Runway Park is an innovative urban revitalization project that breathes new life into a unique piece of Shanghai’s history designed by Sasaki

Felixx develops a catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Resilience

Felixx Landscape Architects developed ‘’A Catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Resilience” with the World Bank Group and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), in participation with Nelen & Schuurmans, UNStudio, Rebel and UNSense.

New York’s Newest Public Park Unveiled by MNLA

New York City now has a beautiful new public park on the Upper West Side to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages: Waterline Square Park. Designed by acclaimed landscape architecture firm MNLA

James Corner Field Operations led team wins the Camden Highline Competition

The design of Camden Highline, the UK’s latest green infrastructure project, has been awarded to a team led by James Corner Field Operations in collaboration with vPPR Architects, following a two-stage international competition.

Al Fay Park, the Middle East’s first urban biodiversity park

With its innovative biodiversity, microclimate and social activities, Al Fay Park is a paradigm shift in how to design and implement nature in the dense megacities of the Middle East. The park is designed by Danish nature-design stars SLA.

Urban Greening & Urban Wetland Design Guides for London

Two guides werer= published that are a great resource for landscape architects especially those in London. The Urban Wetland Design Guide and the Urban Greening for Biodiversity Net Gain.

Harold Park | Sydney, Australia | JMD design

Harold Park is a 3.8ha infill development site in Glebe, an inner Sydney suburb. The park provides important recreational, environmental and cultural assets that connect, expand and reinforce the existing open space systems around the Glebe Peninsula. 

De Blinkert | Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands | ECHO Urban Design and GROOSMAN Architects

ECHO Urban Design and GROOSMAN Architects have won the European tender for the masterplan de Blinkert in Capelle aan den IJssel. 

Creating a Forest Park in the Heart of Beijing

Designed around the traditional 24-season Chinese lunar calendar, the park’s mosaic of flexible forest rooms emphasise the changing seasons and will change as the park matures over time.

Waterloo Park | a green respite in Austin

The opening of Waterloo Park in downtown Austin, Texas this August marked the completion of the first phase of the revitalization of a formerly channelized and neglected urban creek running through the heart of the city.

We have enjoyed publishing this most read posts of 2021 and we look forward to publishing more projects in 2022. Find out how you can submit your project for publication on WLA.

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