Landscape Architecture

  • Photo of Furnitubes launches new CPDs and masterclasses

    Furnitubes launches new CPDs and masterclasses

    Furnitubes has launched a new selection of educational and informative CPDs and masterclasses. The sessions are interactive and can be tailored to suit individual requirements. Held with Furnitube’s technical experts, they are designed to explore a range of topics and provide solutions to a range of common questions to help landscape architects with their specifications. Improve your knowledge of modular solutions vs traditional methods of planter construction – and specify with confidence with the How to solve common issues with steel planter walls CPD. Explore the possibilities of transforming rooftop spaces and the long term benefits to the environment and…

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  • Photo of Plans accelerate for a car-free Strand

    Plans accelerate for a car-free Strand

    Work is set to start on the £18m reimagining of Strand Aldwych in central London, turning this polluted traffic bottleneck into a car-free public space. Westminster City Council’s plans, developed with local partners and by LDA Design, WSP and Norman Rourke Pryme, describe the scheme as a “massive shot in the arm for the local economy”. It is hoped the new design will boost a part of the city affected during the pandemic by loss of trade and footfall. Reclaiming part of the Strand from traffic will create a unified cultural and educational district, with public realm that can host…

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  • Photo of DLA restructures to set clear path for succession

    DLA restructures to set clear path for succession

    DLA Architecture has completed a restructure of the business with a re-brand and succession plan. The practice has evolved its brand from DLA Design to DLA Architecture, giving more clarity on its offering to commercial and public sector clients. It has also identified key people within the business to carry forward the succession strategy for the future DLA Architecture has been established for more than 40 years with offices in Leeds, Manchester and London. The award-winning practice employs over 75 architects, landscape architects, architectural technologists and graphic designers. During the last 12 months the DLA leadership team – comprising Mark…

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  • Photo of Midlands landscape architect ends the year on a high

    Midlands landscape architect ends the year on a high

    Nottinghamshire and London-based landscape architect Influence has reported a record year following a 50% increase in projects, compared to this time last year. The practice recently hit the headlines with its green vision for Nottingham’s now redundant Broadmarsh, on behalf of Nottingham Wildlife Trust. The plans showed a transformed and reimagined Nottingham city centre, with a proposed 100% greenspace in place of the shopping centre. Put forward to Nottingham City Council, the plans have attracted hundreds of comments from members of the public backing the scheme. Despite the challenging conditions of this year, the chartered landscape architect – which delivers…

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  • Photo of The terra firma Consultancy welcomes two new directors

    The terra firma Consultancy welcomes two new directors

    The terra firma Consultancy has announced that Alison Galbraith and Robyn Butcher have joined Lionel Fanshawe as directors and equal shareholders. This was a long-planned ambition which has now been realised and which strengthens the company’s long-term vision. Terra firma was originally set up in 1985, with Robyn joining the team 10 years later. Lionel followed as a new partner in 1996 and Alison in 2002. Winners of the Pro Landscaper Business Award for Landscape Architecture Practice Over 20 Staff in early 2020, the successful management restructuring rounds off the year on a happy note.

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  • Photo of Landscape Institute competition reveals future shape of the high street

    Landscape Institute competition reveals future shape of the high street

    The ideas entered into the Landscape Institute’s latest international design competition provide insight into the future design and management of the public realm. The competition attracted 160 student and professional entries from China, Thailand, Israel, Turkey, Denmark, Spain and the UK. President of the Landscape Institute, Jane Findlay commented: “The competition was designed to generate new thinking and to offer a platform for entrants to engage with the debate about the future of our public spaces. I was delighted to see such imaginative and hopeful thinking’. “The quality of the submissions was incredible, not only in the standard of presentation…

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  • Photo of Landscape architect practice in Chester expands

    Landscape architect practice in Chester expands

    A landscape architecture firm with offices in Cheshire and North Wales is expanding. Land Studio has moved into new offices in Soughton House, Nicholas Street Mews in Chester and has taken on two new staff. The firm’s other base is in Cilcain, Flintshire. Landscape architect David Wilson, who has worked on a number of high-profile public realm schemes in the North West, Wales and London, has been recruited to the team. He is joined by architect and landscape architect Matthew Reece. Land Studio founder and director Simon Richards, who is also a panellist and joint chair of the Design Commission…

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  • Photo of Demand for compliant public space bolsters Midlands landscape architect

    Demand for compliant public space bolsters Midlands landscape architect

    Midlands-based landscape architect Influence has experienced business growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand for compliant outdoor space within commercial developments increases. The chartered landscape architect and environmental planner has seen a 20% increase in live projects compared with the same period last year, following a surge in commercial enquiries throughout the pandemic. Founded in 2008 and with offices in Nottinghamshire and London, Influence offers specialist landscape architecture, urban design, environment planning and expert witness. Due to the introduction of social distancing measures, the requirement for the development of public outdoor spaces has increased, with public realms now requiring specific…

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  • Photo of Vectorworks launches new versions of BIM and design software

    Vectorworks launches new versions of BIM and design software

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has launched Vectorworks 2021 with a continued emphasis on improving product quality, performance and the user experience. This latest release includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as 2021 versions of Vision, Braceworks and ConnectCAD. “Vectorworks 2021 is the continuation of our commitment to quality and performance and is something that will further drive our mission to provide best-in-class design and BIM tools to AEC, landscape and entertainment professionals,” says Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “When you drill down to this year’s launch theme of ‘simplicity to design the…

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  • Photo of Studio 31 tells us how we can enjoy nature in isolation

    Studio 31 tells us how we can enjoy nature in isolation

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  • Photo of What help is available during the coronavirus crisis?

    What help is available during the coronavirus crisis?

    During these unprecedented times, it’s important that we come together as an industry to support one another. It’s often difficult to know where to turn, though, and what help is even on offer. Together with industry associations and charities, we have put together a list of useful resources to help get you through the coronavirus crisis.  The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Through the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), the APL is offering help in a number of ways. Members have access to financial support information, HR support for businesses, information on business grants available, member to member advice, and so…

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  • Photo of Andrew Grant member of group calling for ‘quality’ design principles

    Andrew Grant member of group calling for ‘quality’ design principles

    Andrew Grant, founder and director at Grant Associates, is one of ten expert members of a design group tasked by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to develop quality design principles for national infrastructure projects. Launched by the Design Group on 5 February, the UK’s first ever Design Principles for National Infrastructure seeks to embed four key considerations – climate, people, places and value – into the planning and delivery of projects to construct and renew nationally significant infrastructure: Climate – infrastructure must help set the trajectory for the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner and…

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  • Photo of Plans revealed for new green building in Swansea

    Plans revealed for new green building in Swansea

    Plans for a groundbreaking building allowing exciting new tech and creative businesses to grow have been unveiled for Swansea city centre. The plans, assisted by feedback in a public consultation last year, feature two underground levels and a roof terrace with trees. Other greenery, including a green roof, is part of the plans for the building, reflecting the council’s commitment to green infrastructure. Swansea Council wants to develop the striking creative hub, with access for the public. It includes a new link from Oxford Street onto The Kingsway. The building will be high-tech, eco-friendly and have flexible open-plan work spaces…

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  • Photo of Grant Associates participates in UN’s World Urban Forum

    Grant Associates participates in UN’s World Urban Forum

    Grant Associates is to participate in the tenth staging of the United Nations (UN)’s World Urban Forum. This is taking place 8-13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Andrew Grant, founder and director of Grant Associates, will take part in a series of roundtable discussions focusing on the role of landscape and ecology in cities. Andrew will argue that cities should not be defined solely by buildings, but also by their living landscapes and nature, as well as their human life support systems. Such ‘Landscape Cities’ could offer a positive response to the global challenges of urbanisation,…

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  • Photo of Planning Permission is granted for landmark waterfront development, Quay House

    Planning Permission is granted for landmark waterfront development, Quay House

    Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of Quay House in Canary Wharf. The redevelopment will activate currently underused public spaces beneath the DLR and along Admirals Way, with public realm improvements. Significant improvements will be delivered to the public realm, with ExA proposing an elevated green oasis to provide a high level of visual amenity. Tessa O’Donnell, Exterior Architecture said: “We are delighted by the decision to grant planning permission for Quay House. The site represents a unique opportunity to unlock the concept of The Underline, a continuous network of activated public realm spaces that lie beneath the…

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  • Photo of Gillespies part of South Bank, Brisbane masterplan consortium

    Gillespies part of South Bank, Brisbane masterplan consortium

    Gillespies is part of an international consortium appointed to deliver South Bank’s 30-year masterplan. This is part of plans to revitalise the 42-hectare riverfront precinct in Brisbane.   Following a comprehensive and competitive open-market tender process, the ‘Future South Bank Group’, a consortium led by Urbis, was appointed to deliver the South Bank Corporation’s future South Bank masterplan.   The plan will make more efficient use of space, create more usable green space, improve access for people and explore possible new uses and opportunities to align with the vision for South Bank, our changing city, and future generations.   Gillespies…

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  • Photo of IKEA Austria store to focus on urban greening

    IKEA Austria store to focus on urban greening

    In the heart of Vienna, IKEA is establishing the most innovative city centre IKEA store in the world.   The design is being developed in cooperation with querkraft architekten, a Vienna based architectural company. The design has a heavy focus on urban greening, with green on all four facades and a roof terrace.   Due to its convenient location in the city centre it is easily reachable by public transport and will be a car free IKEA. Adding to its sustainability and climate friendly approach.   160 trees will be part of the building, with an aim of lowering the…

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  • Photo of LDA Design appointed for Piccadilly Gardens transformation

    LDA Design appointed for Piccadilly Gardens transformation

    LDA Design have been appointed to produce concept designs for improvements to Piccadilly Gardens and its surrounds.   It will come up with a number of outline schemes which Manchester residents and businesses will then be consulted on in the spring.   They were the landscape architects behind a previous scheme, produced by LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General), which attracted broad public support but was discontinued when it became financially unviable.   The council would like to keep many of the core elements of that original scheme including new planting, improved lighting and design to help deter anti-social behaviour,…

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  • Photo of Hawkins\Brown win public realm commission for Smithfield

    Hawkins\Brown win public realm commission for Smithfield

    The City of London Corporation has announced the winning teams who will be reimagining the Smithfield East and West Market buildings and the broader Smithfield public realm. The winners are Studio Egret West and Hawkins\Brown, respectively.  The projects will help realise the City Corporation’s vision for Culture Mile which stretches from Farringdon to Moorgate. Culture Mile is led by the City of London Corporation, together with the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of London and a growing network of stakeholders from across the commercial, cultural and civic sectors.   This project will deliver…

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  • Photo of Toyota to build prototype city of the future

    Toyota to build prototype city of the future

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  • Photo of 50 Fenchurch Street to incorporate extensive vertical landscaping

    50 Fenchurch Street to incorporate extensive vertical landscaping

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  • Photo of Competition open to create a sky farm in Turin

    Competition open to create a sky farm in Turin

    Myplant & Garden and Fondazione Minoprio, in cooperation with the real estate investment firm SATAC SIINQ S.p.A., which operates under AEDES SIIQ S.p.A., have announced a creative design competition to create a sky farm on a portion on the rooftop of the new destination centre Caselle Open Mall (COM) in Turin.   The large rooftop garden ( 3,900 sqm) will be dedicated to the learning and spreading of new techniques and technologies for the cultivation of flowering plants and vegetables, both outdoors and in the greenhouse.   The green area will have to include educational and sensory paths. As well…

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  • Photo of WEISS/MANFREDI to lead masterplan for La Brea Tar Pits

    WEISS/MANFREDI to lead masterplan for La Brea Tar Pits

    WEISS/MANFREDI is to lead a master planning team in re-imagining the world-renowned La Brea Tar Pits. The team will work with the National History Museum of Los Angeles County ( NHMLAC ) on a multi-year process of public engagement, master planning, design and construction at the Tar Pits’ 13-acre campus. The campus includes the world’s only active paleontological research site in a major urban area, its asphalt seeps, surrounding parkland, and the George C. Page Museum building.   WEISS/MANFREDI’s multidisciplinary team includes Los Angeles-based experiential designer Karin Fong of Imaginary Forces; horticulturalist and nationally recognised expert in water conservation and…

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  • Photo of LDA Design selected as preferred bidder to reimagine Twickenham Riverside

    LDA Design selected as preferred bidder to reimagine Twickenham Riverside

    A team featuring LDA Design has been selected by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames as preferred bidder to reimagine a key riverside site in Twickenham. Feedback from local residents helped inform this judging decision.   LDA Design is rethinking the public realm as part of a multidisciplinary project team led by Hopkins Architects, with Studio Weave, WSP, Skelly and Couch and Webb Yates Engineers. The team’s vision was selected in a RIBA competition over more than 50 teams that entered.   The preferred proposals draw on the landscape, carefully integrating new architecture to create a place where people…

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  • Photo of Gillespies unveil three new visions of Northampton Market Square

    Gillespies unveil three new visions of Northampton Market Square

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