May 25, 2018

Ecoscape UK
  • reef

    Landscape architecture students design new artificial reef at Redondo dive site

    A landscape architecture student’s illustration of part of an artificial reef to be built at Washington’s Redondo Beach dive area. Students are working with the state, the dive community and others to design a new reef to provide a healthy habitat for marine life. What makes a good artificial reef, for divers, and for marine life? The landscape architecture students have done designs for a state-funded project to replace the artificial reef at the Redondo Beach dive site. They will present and discuss their work in a public meeting May 30, in Des Moines. The landscape architecture studio class is…

  • riverlight

    Riverlight and South Gardens awarded RIBA London Awards 2018

    Two projects that Gillespies have delivered landscape design for have scooped prestigious 2018 RIBA London Awards – Riverlight, a pioneering residential-led development in the heart of the emerging Nine Elms regeneration area, and South Gardens, the first phase of the Elephant Park development by Lend Lease. Designed by world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Riverlight consists of six modern and elegant residential pavilions, carefully arranged within a high-quality riverside landscape setting by Gillespies. The strategic placement of these pavilions – which share the same architectural language but vary in height and colour – generated opportunities to create a permeable open space, with the…

  • Woodhurst

    Berkeley Group host Woodhurst Park’s first community picnic

    The residents of Woodhurst Park have come together to mark the start of spring and enjoy their first community picnic within Bracknell’s newest Country Park. The “Wildlife in the Community” celebration was hosted by Berkeley Homes, with support from, the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. Local families, including some who have just moved into their new Woodhurst Park home, were treated to guided nature walks, arts and crafts sessions, a raffle and lawn games. The Wildlife Trust explained how everyone can support biodiversity though cultivating nature-friendly plants in gardens, balconies or window boxes. There were also pop-up gardens on display including lavender and…

  • elephant park

    Gillespies designed Elephant Park hosts the Chelsea Fringe Festival

    The Gillespies-designed Elephant Park is currently hosting the 2018 Chelsea Fringe, a festival running from 19 to 27 May. The park will provide a befitting setting for an array of community-focused activities that will bring to life the joy and excitement surrounding green spaces and gardening. The park, which opened in August 2017, is the centrepiece of Lend Lease’s wider Elephant Park development that will regenerate the former Heygate Estate into a new residential quarter. The park will host a range of workshops, music and performances and art and crafts activities by community organisations, big and small…don’t miss out. Check…

  • architecture

    Arup’s Architecture team hires new London Director

    Arup’s growing London-based Architecture team is delighted to announce that from July 2018 Nick Jackson will join as a Director alongside Jo Wright, Paul Brislin, Kim Quazi and Patricia Johnstone. Formerly a director of Eric Parry Architects, Nick brings a wealth of experience of the design and delivery of outstanding buildings in the UK and overseas. Projects Nick worked on include 10 Fenchurch Avenue, 1 Undershaft and the new headquarters for Cambridge Assessment. Nick joins the Architecture team based in Fitzroy Street who are currently working on projects including 1 Triton Square for British Land, the HS2 Birmingham Interchange Station…

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reef

Landscape architecture students design new artificial reef at Redondo dive site

May 25, 2018

A landscape architecture student’s illustration of part of an artificial reef to be built at Washington’s Redondo Beach dive area. Students are working with the state, the dive community and others to design a new reef to provide a healthy habitat for marine life. What makes a good artificial reef, for divers, and for marine life? The landscape architecture students have done designs for a state-funded project to replace the artificial reef at the Redondo Beach dive site. They will present and discuss their work in a public meeting May 30, in Des Moines. The landscape architecture studio class is…

riverlight

Riverlight and South Gardens awarded RIBA London Awards 2018

May 23, 2018

Two projects that Gillespies have delivered landscape design for have scooped prestigious 2018 RIBA London Awards – Riverlight, a pioneering residential-led development in the heart of the emerging Nine Elms regeneration area, and South Gardens, the first phase of the Elephant Park development by Lend Lease. Designed by world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Riverlight consists of six modern and elegant residential pavilions, carefully arranged within a high-quality riverside landscape setting by Gillespies. The strategic placement of these pavilions – which share the same architectural language but vary in height and colour – generated opportunities to create a permeable open space, with the…

Woodhurst

Berkeley Group host Woodhurst Park’s first community picnic

May 22, 2018

The residents of Woodhurst Park have come together to mark the start of spring and enjoy their first community picnic within Bracknell’s newest Country Park. The “Wildlife in the Community” celebration was hosted by Berkeley Homes, with support from, the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. Local families, including some who have just moved into their new Woodhurst Park home, were treated to guided nature walks, arts and crafts sessions, a raffle and lawn games. The Wildlife Trust explained how everyone can support biodiversity though cultivating nature-friendly plants in gardens, balconies or window boxes. There were also pop-up gardens on display including lavender and…

elephant park

Gillespies designed Elephant Park hosts the Chelsea Fringe Festival

May 22, 2018

The Gillespies-designed Elephant Park is currently hosting the 2018 Chelsea Fringe, a festival running from 19 to 27 May. The park will provide a befitting setting for an array of community-focused activities that will bring to life the joy and excitement surrounding green spaces and gardening. The park, which opened in August 2017, is the centrepiece of Lend Lease’s wider Elephant Park development that will regenerate the former Heygate Estate into a new residential quarter. The park will host a range of workshops, music and performances and art and crafts activities by community organisations, big and small…don’t miss out. Check…

architecture

Arup’s Architecture team hires new London Director

May 22, 2018

Arup’s growing London-based Architecture team is delighted to announce that from July 2018 Nick Jackson will join as a Director alongside Jo Wright, Paul Brislin, Kim Quazi and Patricia Johnstone. Formerly a director of Eric Parry Architects, Nick brings a wealth of experience of the design and delivery of outstanding buildings in the UK and overseas. Projects Nick worked on include 10 Fenchurch Avenue, 1 Undershaft and the new headquarters for Cambridge Assessment. Nick joins the Architecture team based in Fitzroy Street who are currently working on projects including 1 Triton Square for British Land, the HS2 Birmingham Interchange Station…

london

Communities in London to benefit from latest TfL Growth Funding

May 22, 2018

• £24m allocated to improve stations in Colindale, Walthamstow Central and Ilford, as well as improve London Trams services to Elmers End • TfL’s Growth Fund already supporting delivery of major transport improvements across the capital to help to unlock new housing and jobs • Further schemes to be allocated from remaining funding later this year The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced the latest schemes to receive funding from Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Growth Fund. The latest funding, which totals around £24m, will help accelerate the delivery of a range of important transport improvements across the capital,…

lakeside

St Edward launches Lakeside Gardens at Green Park Village

May 22, 2018

Lakeside Gardens, set in a peaceful location close to the Lake, is the latest collection of homes to launch at Green Park Village and features New England inspired three and four bedroom townhouses and a selection of 2 bedroom coach houses. Located at the heart of the Village, and just a short walk to the planned Primary School and the Lake, these homes enjoy an idyllic setting surrounded by woodland walks and trim trails with the children’s play area close by. They are also conveniently located within walking distance to the proposed new train station which will connect to Reading and Crossrail…

house

Should we be building upwards to create extra space?

May 22, 2018

In the UK, house prices are on the rise along with the population. The key question is how can we make houses that are more affordable? BDP architect director Yuli Cadney-Toh believes that we should be looking to build upwards. In an interview with the BBC, Yuli explained that building upwards would mean we can build more places to live, as well as saving space for things like walking and cycling in the landscape surrounding these buildings. Yuli, who recently returned to the city after 30 years working abroad, says the skyline had barely changed in the last four decades,…

environmental

Environmental Street Furniture triumphs at local and national awards

May 17, 2018

Environmental Street Furniture is no stranger to industry success but the supplier and designer of street, themed and solar powered products has taken the local and national stages by storm in recent weeks by winning not one, but two prestigious industry awards. The Newtownabbey based company won the Excellence in Exporting Award at the recent Belfast Telegraph Business Awards and subsequently won the Best in Business and Product Innovation at the National Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) awards for their newly launched Stellar Solar Bench. The company was representing Northern Ireland at the ceremony after winning the regional title. Speaking…

property

Property Care Association puts invasive non-native weeds on the radar

May 17, 2018

The Property Care Association has pulled together expertise across the ecological sector to produce a definitive guide, which puts invasive non-native weeds of concern on the radar. ‘Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds In Britain and Ireland’ has been produced by the trade body to give detailed insight into 38 plant species individually. The vast majority of the plants featured derive almost exclusively from species listed in Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act and others of concern to the European Union in the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 2014. The 128-page manual acknowledges and builds on guidance provided…

landscape

Calling all landscape architects – The 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 awards are open for entries

May 17, 2018

Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the landscape architecture sector. Enter the only awards heralding young talent within the landscape architecture industry. Winning a 30 Under 30: The Next Generation award offers up-and-coming landscape architects a vast range of benefits including; industry recognition, networking opportunities, and coverage in Future Arc magazine. You can nominate either yourself of a colleague for these esteemed awards if you or they were 30 or younger on 1 January 2018 and work within any aspect of the landscape architecture industry. Entries close 1 September 2018. Good luck!

regeneration

New street trees unveiled along A56 as part of regeneration Scheme

May 15, 2018

20 trees including cherry, field maple and sweetgum have been planted as part of a £2 million Bury New Road regeneration programme. As part of the Bury Council led programme the new street trees have been planted to help tackle surface water flooding, as well as improve the look and feel of the area. The trees have been planted in partnership with charity City of Trees which aims to plant 3 million trees over a generation – one for every man, woman and child in Greater Manchester. The high impact street trees form just part of the improvement works with…

landmark

Six concepts revealed in contest to design South Australia landmark

May 14, 2018

Arts South Australia has posted a digital gallery of the six concept designs devised by star international and Australian teams for a new landmark cultural destination, Adelaide Contemporary, which is intended to revitalise the former Royal Adelaide Hospital (oRAH) site. The concept designs are now available to view on the international competition website at competitions.malcolmreading.com/adelaidecontemporary/shortlist and in a free-to-enter public exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The unique cultural destination on Adelaide’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard will combine exhibition, research and education spaces with a public sculpture park and community meeting place. In a world first, the Gallery…

mixed-use

Award for mixed-use urban redevelopment scheme in Porto

May 14, 2018

A significant mixed-use urban regeneration scheme designed by Bogle Architects and Grant Associates for Portugal’s coastal city of Porto has been awarded a Commendation at the 2018 MIPIM/The Architectural Review: Future Projects Awards Featuring a landscape and public realm design strategy by Grant Associates, the development project received the accolade for the Future Project Awards’ highly competitive mixed-use category, which attracts entries from around the world. Porto’s largest development in recent years will see the creation of a new hub for student accommodation and residential apartments along with offices, retail and leisure facilities at Rua Amial in Paranhos, which lies at the heart of Porto’s…

gustafson

Gustafson Porter + Bowman make shortlist for Eiffel Tower competition

May 11, 2018

Gustafson Porter + Bowman has been shortlisted as 1 of 4 teams in a major international competition to design and develop a new landscape surrounding the Eiffel Tower. The ‘Site Tour Eiffel’ competition, organised by Ville de Paris under the title ‘Discover, approach, visit’, covers the 54ha area either side of the river Seine, between the Trocadéro and the Military Academy, and along the river embankments between Bir-Hakeim and Alma Bridges. The Eiffel tower itself is located at the centre of this site. As part of the city’s preparations for the 2024 Olympic games, the project seeks to accentuate the…