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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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  • Photo of Landscape Institute Awards winners announced

    Landscape Institute Awards winners announced

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  • Photo of Grant Associates designs landscape strategy for UK’s third largest arena complex

    Grant Associates designs landscape strategy for UK’s third largest arena complex

    YTL has submitted a planning application to Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council to repurpose the Brabazon aircraft hangars at the former Filton Airfield, delivering a new entertainment complex for Bristol and the South West. Landscape architect Grant Associates has worked in partnership with lead Architect Grimshaw, Manica Architecture and OPS Engineers to create the design concept for the project.   YTL’s vision is for the Arena Complex to be capable of hosting up to 17,080 people, putting Bristol on the world map for large-scale events, while also celebrating the site’s place in aviation history.   Sustainability is a…

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  • Photo of £1m project to rejuvenate Highdown Gardens due to begin

    £1m project to rejuvenate Highdown Gardens due to begin

    Highdown Gardens in West Sussex will be closing for improvement works to take place. In order to deliver on a £1m project to protect the fragile plant collection and enhance the visitor experience the Gardens will be closed from December 21 and will reopen in late summer next year.   The improvements will be funded by the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The work will include building new greenhouses to help the propagation and preservation of extremely rare plants from around the world, building a brand new visitors’ centre, explore and digitise the archive of this fascinating landmark, create…

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  • Photo of Landscape consultants invited to tender for Landscape Architect Services Framework

    Landscape consultants invited to tender for Landscape Architect Services Framework

    The Royal Parks is inviting landscape consultants to tender for its new four-year Landscape Architect Services Framework. Ahead of the Landscape Architect Services Framework launch, the Royal Parks’s landscape team would like interested practices to attend an open event. The event take place at Malone Room, LookOut, Hyde Park from 2.00 to 4.00pm on Thursday 5 December. The event is a chance to learn about the landscapes the charity works with, recent projects and future opportunities. Practices who attend will receive an introduction to the Royal Parks charity and an overview of the projects completed during the current framework period…

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  • Photo of LI to honour Sir David Attenborough with the Landscape Institute Medal

    LI to honour Sir David Attenborough with the Landscape Institute Medal

    The accolade recognises Sir David Attenborough phenomenal contribution to education and to connecting people, place and nature over multiple generations.    Throughout 2019, the year of the Landscape Institute’s 90th anniversary, it has focused on the transformative role the landscape profession has played in the UK and beyond.   It has also looked forward to the important role it will play in dealing with global issues – not least the climate and biological diversity emergency.   To mark this occasion, the LI has chosen a very special candidate for its prestigious Landscape Institute Medal.   The LI awards its medal to…

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  • Photo of Grant Associates behind reinvention of Singaporean islands

    Grant Associates behind reinvention of Singaporean islands

    A major conceptual masterplan to reinvent the Singaporean islands of Sentosa and Pulau Brani as a global leisure and recreation destination, set within a biodiverse tropical landscape, has been unveiled.   Landscape architect Grant Associates is leading a multidisciplinary design team on the project. It will work alongside architects WilkinsonEyre, working in close collaboration with the Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC).    The team, located both locally in Singapore and internationally, include ARUP, Atelier Ten, Biodiversity by Design, Team Leisure, Nipek, Knight Frank, Arcadis, Architecture 61, Web Earth and MET Studio.    Known as the Sentosa-Brani Master Plan, the comprehensive blueprint…

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  • Photo of The Future Landscape Conference in pictures

    The Future Landscape Conference in pictures

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  • Photo of Arit Anderson confirmed as presenter for LI Awards 2019

    Arit Anderson confirmed as presenter for LI Awards 2019

    Arit Anderson has been confirmed as the first special guest for this year’s LI Awards ceremony. After joining the LI as a speaker at the #LI90 launch event at RHS Chelsea in May, Arit Anderson will be stepping into the role of main presenter for the ceremony in November. (Following Ebs Akintade’s terrific turn at last year’s Awards.) An award-winning garden designer and popular television presenter, Arit’s career in garden design has been varied and well decorated. Following a lengthy career in fashion, creative events, and holistic therapies, Arit moved into horticulture upon finding that the disciplines seamlessly converged when…

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  • Photo of LDA Design launches bursary to support landscape architecture students

    LDA Design launches bursary to support landscape architecture students

    To celebrate its 40th year, LDA Design is awarding five one-year bursaries worth £2,000 each to support and encourage those studying landscape architecture or urban design in the UK, at undergraduate or post-graduate level. In addition, we will also offer the recipients the opportunity of paid work experience with us.   LDA Design have said:   “We are committed to encouraging a wider range of students into our professions. We intend for one or more of the bursaries to be allocated to students who have faced challenges to pursuing higher education.   To help the selection process, we are setting…

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