Embankments caused by terrain modeling at different angles and exposures will produce a high biodiversity. A diverse native plant selection forms the basis, consisting trees, wild shrubs, floating-leaf plants and wildflower. The loft-residents can enter the waterpark on a wooden porch.
The design for the park focuses on developing a structural layout that works closely with the existing rolling contours of the site so that all elements, despite their scale, nestle or fold into the landscape.
The area of Zsolnay Quarter is divided into a southern and a northern part. The much bigger northern part - as part of the Zsolnay family's living space - was originally created as an English landscape garden, interlaced with the family's own works as in a fairy tale. On the other hand, the southern area could be interpreted as the counterpole of the northern part ...
Zollhallen Plaza is new counterpart for the historic customs hall which was restored in 2009. The plaza is a fine example of water sensitive urban design, as it is disconnected from the sewer system. Beautiful planters provide infiltration points, and subsurface gravel trenches with innovative in-built filter medium reduce the hydraulic overload on the sewer system. Indented plaza areas create a surface flood zone. No rain water is fed to the sewer system, instead the groundwater table is recharged.
On the site of the concentration camp Esterwegen, built in 1933, a memorial was set up in memory of all fifteen camps in the Ems region and their victims. None of the above-ground construction elements were still standing. For this reason, “tree parcels”, with the dimensions of the former barracks were cut out of the red oaks planted in the fifties ...
Seljord and the Legends is a rural district development project where physical design, art and cultural experiences are utilised as strategic instruments in the development. The project consists of several sub projects that all work within a common framework. Seljord and upper Telemark have a rich and vital storytelling tradition. The immaterial cultural heritage is an important element in the experience of the area’s landscape – a landscape of tales and legends.
From a parking area to a space for inner-city life – for many years, the Schlossvorplatz was not a part of public life, but the Schlossvorplatz of today is an important component in the city’s urban structure. The circular structures’ two inner courtyards provide citizens with an expansive and appealing green area.
The urban quarters south of Frankfurter Allee are low-density areas with a high green rate („green islands“). Small squares or green spaces accentuate the district and become sites with high amenity values. The design concept aimed to strengthen these characteristics and to enhance a distinctive identity ...
The utopian modernism that underpinned the plans for the neighbourhood envisaged a metro system, a road network free of crossings, uniform thirteen-story housing blocks coupled with parking garages and extensive green space. In practice, it delivered an unsafe neighbourhood with problems and an unforeseen multi-cultural population. Now re-branded Amsterdam Zuidoost, the neighbourhood has been urged to provide a differentiated housing stock and to improve its management of the public realm.
Located at Dongguan, China, Vanke Architecture Research Center (VARC) focuses on housing industry related studies. It will become the research base of special architectural material, low-energy consumption methodology and eco-landscape study. Environmental friendly material development is the focus of eco-landscape study, such as the application of precast concrete modules in future real-estate projects, the exploration of different types of pervious materials and plant selection and arrangement etc.
Gustafson Porter’s proposal for Woolwich Squares, encompassing Beresford Square, Greens End and General Gordon Square (approx 1ha), signifies the consolidation of a fragmented Woolwich Town Centre, rejuvenating its public spaces, and bringing people back into the heart of Woolwich, both socially and commercially.
Congratulations to Gustafson Guthrie Nichol for 2014 ASLA Award of excellence for their project Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus. The 2014 Awards Jury comments: "It’s beautifully crafted, elegantly detailed and serves as a new model for an urban campus ... It has altered the way employees interact with the space"
Inspired by the form of a native orchid leaf, the new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre creates a landmark facility that re-connects people to the environmental issues of the 21st Century including water and energy conservation, topics of re-use and recycling, the aesthetic value of our native plant ecology, further concepts in sustainable building and design. The project is designed to exceed LEED Platinum, and is registered for the Cascadia Green Building Council’s Living Building Challenge (LBC) 2.0.
The main idea behind the design of the reconstructed square in Frýdlant was to create an open, unobstructed public space – a square that allows residents and visitors to enjoy all types of activities. The use of three types of paving tiles, two types of stone and the patterns in which these were laid differentiates various types of spaces on the square.
A multi-level intensive green roof and landscaped plazas, provide a public park, food courts, and gathering areas. The 2.0 acre third floor roof garden over the retail mall structure functionally and visually links the office towers, hotel/residential tower, retail mall, dining establishments and cultural center.
//hapo is the Khoi word for dream. It is the name given to the newly opened museum at the prestigious Freedom Park in Tshwane, South Africa, designed by GREENinc + Newtown Landscape Architects together with Office of Collaborative Architects (OCA).