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For its th edition the International Garden Festival is having some fun Fun for the designers but mostly fun for visitors The Festival continues its exploration of play with Playsages II Go Outside and Play Landscape architects architects artists and designers from across Canada and around the world responded to our call for proposals to imagine creative spaces Seven new projects offer imaginative spaces where families can congregate and play together all summer Jump into a canoe to traverse a pond Choose your own column for a photo op Leap skyward above the walls of a corn maze Ascend the
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The International Federation of Landscape Architects IFLA which represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture proudly announced today at a special ceremony at their World Congress in Singapore that American Landscape Architect Anne Whiston Spirn has been selected as the winner of the premier award for Landscape Architecture the IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award The Award Jury composed of a Landscape Architect from each of the five IFLA regions and the Secretary General of ISOCARP International Society of City and Regional Planners and Aziza Abdulfetah Chair of Landscape Architecture at EiABC Ethiopian Institute of Architecture Building Construction and City Development
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Rotterdam has been in the news a lot recently with regards to the many new high-rise plans for the center of the city In the midst of these giants it is expected that next year a new public Pavilion will be realized on the area of the Leuvehaven in Rotterdam a part of the old inner-city port and close to the Erasmus Bridge MoederscheimMoonen Architects recently presented the final design for this multifunctional building which hosts port-related functions and experiences A new hotspot in the Maritime District The Leuvehaven a historical place that breathes the Rotterdam port of yesteryear is
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Martha Schwartz Partners Landscape Art and Urbanism is a monograph that documents the years of projects and masterplans of MSP from around the world The book edited by Axel Menges and foreword by Marc Treib Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California in Berkeley is a high-quality publication which is elegantly laid out with professional images and project summaries The monograph is divided into categories including Art Commissions Residential Commercial Civic Corporate Parks Reclamation Master Plans with an Appendix that includes a list of staff from - a nice touch recognising the numerous people who have worked on
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Part of a larger master plan that envisions a new greener future for the City of New Orleans and its riverfront Crescent Park was designed to reconnect people with the river and transform the remnants of the city s industrial and maritime past into a verdant accessible community asset The Park grants unparalleled physical and visual access to the river creating an environment for locals and visitors to interact and promote a healthy active lifestyle with unrivalled vistas of the city skyline and the picturesque Crescent City Connection Bridge This -mile linear park includes -acres of indigenous landscaping a network
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Victoria Square Kerang is a landmark project for the regional shire of Gannawarra in northern Victoria Australia Previously dominated by vehicle movement and car parking Hansen Partnership s subtle urban renewal approach to this streetscape project successfully transforms the regional township s main street into a pedestrian space Underpinned by an awareness and sensitivity to localness with a goal of reimagining the centre of this thriving regional town as a place of civic pride and community gathering this project is meaningful in shifting attitudes in relation to public space and urban identity in regional Victoria The design and delivery of
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The Sh t Gardens book is the creation of James Hull teacher and Bede Brennan landscape architect which is a celebration of residential yards and gardens As you can tell from the title this is not your normal coffee table garden book no it showcases the weird and wonderful landscapes created by their residents current or past The book breaks down the gardens into categories including Topiaries Antiquity Hard Surfaces Zen Gardens and WTF This book that has come from their growingly popular shitgardens Instagram account is full of gardens that will either make you laugh or cry and is
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The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects AILA has launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan RAP following a year of collaborative work by AILA s Connection to Country Committee AILA is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse profession by encouraging and supporting our members to expand their cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples As built environment professionals who engage with land places cultures history people natural systems and built context landscape architects seek to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures The development of AILA s RAP allows us to better advocate for a Connection to Country
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