April 19, 2018

Moorings Park Grande Lake names landscape architect


Outside Productions International has been named the landscape architect for Moorings Park Grande Lake, a new life plan community being developed through a partnership between Moorings Park and luxury custom homebuilder and developer London Bay Homes. Landscape architect Patrick Trefz, ASLA, RLA, founded the landscape and architectural design firm in May 2000. During the past 18 years, Outside Productions has served Southwest Florida as well as international clients from around the world including Canada, China, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico and Russia, to name a few. Trefz is a Florida native who grew up in the Tampa Bay area and is a graduate of the…

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Five cities selected to develop global water resilience framework


Cities from five continents have been selected to contribute to the development of a global framework for water resilience. The City Water Resilience Framework (CWRF), developed by Arup with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, will help cities better prepare for and respond to shocks and stresses to their water systems. Amman, Cape Town, Mexico City, Greater Miami and the Beaches, and Hull were selected because they represent the range of water challenges facing cities around the world. They have also been selected because of their diversity in terms of size of population, geographic location and economic status and because of…

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OJB Landscape Architecture wins the AIA Collaborative Achievement Award for Klyde Warren Park

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced Klyde Warren Park, a freeway deck park in Dallas designed by OJB Landscape Architecture (OJB), as the recipient of the 2018 Collaborative Achievement Award. This award “recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.” The park will be honored at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York. OJB Founder and President, James Burnett, FASLA, said, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award from the AIA. A project of this scale takes close collaboration with many…

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Adelaide contemporary shortlisted architects welcomed and competition jury announced

The six star design teams vying to win the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition were welcomed to Adelaide with an Aboriginal welcome by Kaurna Elder, Frank Wanganeen, earlier this week. This week , Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia and Minister for the Arts, addressed them as they prepared for a site visit and briefing. On Monday, the architects were offered a formal Welcome to Country, an Aboriginal greeting for newcomers that dates back thousands of years. Adelaide is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and the project site, close to the Art Gallery of South…

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Studio Stefano Boeri Architetti continues its design activities in favour of sustainable architecture worldwide


Following the Vertical Forest projects of Milan, Nanjing, Utrecht, Tirana, Lausanne,Paris – and after the global publication of the call-to-action video for Urban Forestry (https://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/urbanforestry) comes today ’s announcement of the new Vertical Forest to be constructed in the Netherlands, in Eindhoven. The Trudo Vertical Forest will be the first Vertical Forest adopted by a social housing project. It is therefore destined for use by low-income social groups, particularly young people with an urban lifestyle. The 19 floors of the Tower will house apartments rented out at affordable rates and graced by balconies with hundreds of trees and plants in…

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Resilient infrastructure proposal aims to protect San Francisco Bay from rising sea levels


San Francisco’s Bay Area could be in for a major ecological makeover. SCAPE Landscape Architecture has unveiled Public Sentiment, a living infrastructure proposal that aims to create a visitor-friendly buffer zone around the bay’s most vulnerable ecosystems – made up of marshes, mudflats, and coastal edges – that would protect the low-lying zones from the imminent threat of rising sea levels. Scape’s proposal was developed for the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, an open design competition that calls for innovative solutions to the many issues facing the Bay Area due to climate change. According to the architects, their inspiration for the proposal is based…

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Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition coming soon


University College Dublin (UCD) is commissioning an international search for an outstanding design team to devise an Entrance Precinct Masterplan and design a landmark 8,000 sqm building, the circa €48m Centre for Creative Design. The international competition will launch in early 2018. Interested architects, urban designers and masterplanners can now sign up to receive notification of launch on the competition website’s holding page at https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/universitycollegedublin/ UCD benefits from a parkland and wooded campus close to Dublin’s city centre that has a serious architectural pedigree with a mid-20th-century core that was designed by Andrzej Wejchert. Recent additions include the Student Centre,…

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Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition shortlist revealed


The Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants has revealed  the six teams shortlisted for the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition. Finalist teams will now receive a further briefing and create concept designs that will be revealed to the public and stakeholders in an exhibition in April in Adelaide, and online, before the competition jury meets in May 2018. The architect-led teams were the unanimous choice of a selection panel that included representatives of Arts South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Office for Design and Architecture…

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Topping out ceremony marks completion of new office tower development in Malaysia


A topping out ceremony has marked the completion of a new office tower development in Malaysia. Menara Prudential provides 51,018 sqm of Grade A office space at the gateway to Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), a new international business and financial district in Kuala Lumpur. The 27-storey tower is built and developed by IJM Corporation Bhd and will be home to Prudential Assurance Malaysia Bhd, with the company consolidating all its life insurance and asset management operations within the building as well as offering a walk-in customer service centre. Designed by Broadway Malyan, the building comprises three triangular elements inspired by…

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Adelaide Contemporary Design Competition draws global response


Competition organisers Malcolm Reading Consultants revealed today that the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition has attracted 107 teams made up of circa 525 individual firms from five continents. The global call for interest was designed to encourage Australian as well as leading international practices – a condition of the competition is partnership with an Australian practice at stage two. The majority of applicants, over a third, are led by Australian practices. Of the rest, over a fifth of entrants came from North America; just under a quarter from mainland Europe; a tenth from Asia (with a strong showing by Japan);…

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