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Landscape Architecture : Public Realm Design
Major Public Realm + Garden Projects from around the World
We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Landscape Architecture. e-architect feature completed architectural landscapes, new garden designs, architectural exhibitions and public realm competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary landscape designs but information on key traditional gardens & urban spaces is also welcome.
We have 2 pages of Landscape Architecture selections.
Landscape Architecture : news + key projects (this page)
Landscape Architecture Design News
Public Realm Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:
Madrid Rio Landscape – 20 Nov 2015
Design: Ginés Garrido of Burgos & Garrido, including Porras & La Casta, Rubio & Álvarez-Sala, and West 8
Madrid Rio image from West 8 landscape architects
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce that the 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to Madrid Río, a new linear park in Madrid. The three Madrid architecture studios and the Rotterdam-based landscape architecture firm will share the prize’s $50,000 purse.
Collyer Quay Landscape, Singapore – 23 Sep 2013
Design: ONG&ONG, Architects
photo : Derek Swalwell
The development includes the newly completed Fullerton Bay Hotel flanked by two conservation buildings, Clifford Pier and Customs Harbour Branch Building. An array of retail, dining and entertainment establishments are housed along this stretch, which is nicely complemented by the vast outdoor performance spaces that were incorporated into the landscape.
A Path in the Forest, Kadriorg, Tallinn, Estonia – 19 Aug 2013
Design: Tetsuo Kondo Architects
photo : Tetsuo Kondo Architects
The architects say this about the project:
“In the elegant woods of Kadriorg, we added a path.
A path which relies on the forest as it flutters through the woods with over 300 years of age.
I feel that the appearance of the woods slightly changes when you walk along this path. We no longer are looking up at the woods from the ground but we get closer to the leaves and sliver through the branches.”
Spring Street Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
Design: Lehrer Architects
photo : Lehrer Architects
Spring Street Park has opened in Downtown Los Angeles, the 16th Park in the 50 Parks Initiative. The Mayor also announced the City of Los Angeles has purchased a lot from the State of California on the corner of 1st St and Broadway to create a new public space adjacent to Grand Park and across the street from City Hall.
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Masterplan, NSW, Australia
Design: Grant Associates
photo : Royal botanic gardens and domain trust © Simone Cottrell
Working alongside Cox Richardson Architects and Planners, Grant Associates will be responsible for developing the landscape strategy and public realm elements of the new masterplan. With a combined area of 64 hectares, on a spectacular location bordering the iconic Sydney Harbour waterfront, the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and public Domain is the largest single site in the Sydney Central Business District. Ongoing management of the space is crucial for the future development and direction of Sydney as a cultural and tourist destination.
Florentine Planes Landscape Design – ARTLANDS, Italy
Aaron Betsky, director at the Cincinnati Art Museum, will lecture this Friday May 31 at 9:15 pm at the Centro Pecci in Prato, Italy.
photograph : Peppe Maisto
Aaron Betsky’s presentation marks the conclusion of ARTLANDS Tour #2, the program of conferences and walks in the Florentine Plane which Image (www.image-web.org) started last year to provide knowledge and insights into the new landscape proposals suggested by the works carried out by biologist Carlo Scoccianti and aimed at defining new natural environments through the reclamation and alteration of the territory.
Pormetxeta Square – Urban Realm Project, Barakaldo, Bilbao, north east Spain
Design: Xpiral Architecture + MTM Architects
photo : David Frutos
Pormetxeta Square Design – 17 Apr 2013
The Pormetxeta Square, was the result of the “Europan VI” competition of 2001. The project was selected to take part in the Spanish Architecture Exhibition “On Site” that was organized at MoMA in New York in 2006; afterwards the exhibited model was acquired by the museum.
Maaskant Prize for Young Architects 2013
images from architects
Landscape Architecture Prize – 11 Apr 2013
The Rotterdam LOLA landscape architects is awarded with the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize for young architects 2013. The prize goes to LOLA landscape architects because with their designs they shape in their own way a sublime experience in the city and landscape. They combine the knowledge of large-scale ecosystems with their own conception of space.
Eduard Wallnoefer Platz, Innsbruck, Austria
Design: LAAC Architects / Stiefel Kramer Architecture with artist Christopher Grüner
photo : Guenter Richard Wett
Innsbruck Public Realm – 26 Mar 2013
The surface of the square is realised in modulated slabs (max. 100m2) of elaborated in-situ concrete. Crucial is the appearance of a single material topography, completed by devices like railings, staircases, furniture and almost invisibly integrated infrastructural elements. Tree-hutches, seating accommodation and fountains are constitutive parts of the concrete topography. The appearing surface water drains away within the property.
Boekenberg Park, Deurne, Belgium
photo from architect
Boekenberg Park – 19 Dec 2012
The architects and landscape designers approached this building within the conceptual framework of an 18th century English Garden. The concept was to bring the visitor to the romantic natural setting and to confront him with emotionally charged dramatic ‘events’.
Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park, Washington, USA
photograph © Iwan Baan
Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park – 15 Oct 2012
The Olympic Sculpture Park has transformed a nine-acre industrial site into open and vibrant green space for art. This new waterfront park gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.
Queens Plaza Improvement Project, Long Island City, New York, USA
Marpillero Pollak Architects + others
photo : Marpillero Pollak Architects
Queens Plaza Landscape Architecture – 26 Sep 2012
The completion of the $45 million Queens Plaza Improvement Project in Long Island City has transformed the primary entry point into the New York City borough of Queens into a sustainable, urban designed destination for pedestrians and cyclists.
Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel, Culemborg
Design: Rietveld Landscape | Atelier de Lyon
photo : Rob ‘t Hart
Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel – 15 Aug 2012
Fort “Werk aan ‘t Spoel” is a national monument dating from 1794. Part of the New Dutch Waterline – a military defense line making use of intentional flooding – it served to protect one of the inundation locks. The municipality of Culemborg and Foundation Werk aan ‘t Spoel would like to see the derelict fort become a public attraction. In its new function, the fort and a yet to be built fort house should be able to accommodate a wide variety of events and activities initiated by the inhabitants of Culemborg. Rietveld Landscape | Atelier de Lyon have translated these ambitions into a cohesive design in which the former inundation lock is referred to as well.
Parc del Centre del Poblenou, Barcelona, Spain
Design: Atelier Jean Nouvel
photo © Milos Stipcic
Parc del Centre del Poblenou – added 15 Jun 2012
Recent Landscape Architecture Designs
Union Square, Washington DC, USA
Davis Brody Bond / Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
image Courtesy of GGN, © Methanoia
Union Square Washington DC – 5 May 2012
Seattle-based landscape architects Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and New York-based architects Davis Brody Bond are selected as winners of the National Mall Design Competition for Union Square. The design competition, organized by the Trust for the National Mall, was a three-stage process through which a jury of eight esteemed professionals selected a design team for each of the three re-design sites of the National Mall.
Nirlon Knowledge Park, Mumbai, India
BDP Khandekar – award news
photo from architect
Nirlon Knowledge Park – 2 May 2012
This Indian Urban Landscape design has won the Asia Pacific 2012 Award in the commercial : renovation/ redevelopment category at the International Property Awards. The park is a former factory complex that has been transformed into a highly sustainable and high-density park-like campus where up to 20,000 people will work. The park was designed by BDP Khandekar which was responsible for the vision, masterplanning and landscaping.
Plaza in Onda, Alicante, southern Spain
Raichdelrio with RdL Arquitectos
image : SBDA
Plaza in Onda – 18 Apr 2012
Spanish Architecture Competition : the Plaza del Raval de Sant Josep.
This public realm project solves an urban void in the middle of a historical village, part of a sequence of 3 urban voids, which is used once a year as a folk party including bulls.
FRAC centre backyard garden competition, Orléans, France
Bassinet Turquin Paysage – 2nd prize design
image from landscape architects
FRAC Centre Garden – 4 Feb 2012
The project is called Mineral Botanical, the garden is the subject of material transmutation, where mineral surface meets botanical surface.
LUX – Stahlhof Belval Ouest, Luxembourg
photograph : Roger Wagner
Luxembourg Landscape Design – 14 Nov 2011
Sensational Garden, Frosinone, central Italy
Nabito Architects and Partners
image from architect
Sensational Garden Italy – 22 Sep 2011
Landscape Architecture – Recent Designs
Belval Square Mile Competition, Luxembourg
KCAP Architects&Planners / Topotek 1
picture from architect
Belval Landscape Competition
The City Dune, Copenhagen, Denmark
photograph © OREV Vandingssystemer
Copenhagen Landscape Architecture
Lincoln Park, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
render from architect
Lincoln Park Miami Beach
UW School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
picture © Gustafson Guthrie Nichol + Crystal CG
Landscape Architecture design : UW School of Medicine
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol announce their role as landscape architects for the third phase of UW Medicine’s research hub in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.
More Landscape Architecture Projects online soon
Landscape Architecture : Key Designers
Barcelona Parks + Squares, Spain
photo © AW
Barcelona Landscape Architecture
Hidden Gardens Glasgow : City Design Co-operative Ltd
image from City Design Co-operative
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