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    • IKEA

      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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    • Piccadilly Gardens

      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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    • 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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    • City of the Future

      Toyota to build prototype city of the future

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    • Vertical landscaping

      50 Fenchurch Street to incorporate extensive vertical landscaping

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    • 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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    • La Brea Tar Pit

      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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    • 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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    • Gillespies unveil three new visions of Northampton Market Square

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    • Landscape Institute Awards

      Landscape Institute Awards winners announced

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    • 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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    • Highdown Gardens

      £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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    • 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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    • David Attenborough

      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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    • 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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    • The Future Landscape Conference in pictures

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    • 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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    • Bursary

      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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    • Heatherwick studio designs a gigantic planted pergola

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    • Biodiversity

      Biodiversity net gain report

      Department for Environment Food and Rural affairs’ summary of responses and government response. The consultation was launched in December 2018 and ran for 10 weeks. The consultation document first set out the objectives of an effective net gain policy for the environment, development and local communities. The second part of the consultation described what is meant by “biodiversity net gain” and “environmental net gain”. The third part of the consultation sought views on whether to mandate biodiversity net gain, and how a mandatory approach might be implemented most effectively. Here we summarise the findings of the consultation, with the knowledge…

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    • Government report welcomes vision to create a West Midlands National Park

      A Government-commissioned report has welcomed ambitious proposals to create a new urban National Park in the West Midlands region.   The interim findings of the Government’s Landscapes Review said officials would like to see ‘the encouragement of a wider range of non-designated systems of landscape protection,’ such as the vision to transform the West Midlands Combined Authority region.   The concept would create a National Park in the region spanning more than seven cities and creating hundreds of miles of green space, conservation areas and new cycle routes.   The bold proposals have been drawn up by Kathryn Moore, Professor…

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    • climate change

      The Landscape Institute is calling for creative proposals that visualise the impact of climate change

      The Landscape Institute recently declared a climate emergency and the autumn edition of the Landscape journal will be devoted to this topic.   The focus will be on the practical and technical steps that landscape practitioners can take to influence their clients, built environment professionals, partners and policy makers.   One of the biggest challenges in tackling climate change has been getting the public to take the issue seriously. Blue Planet, the film by David Attenborough, had a huge impact because it was able to show exactly what plastic in the Ocean looks like.   Landscape architect Stephen Sheppard proposes a new…

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    • New images released of Battersea Power Station

      Residents and visitors to London will soon be able to enjoy panoramic views from one of Europe’s largest roof terraces, part of the transformation of Grade II London industrial icon, Battersea Power Station.   The generous terrace, delivered by LDA Design and designed in conjunction with James Corner Field Operations, tops Foster + Partners’ undulating new building. The gardens have lent their name to the entire phase of this development to be called Battersea Roof Gardens.   The terrace features picnic spots, sun decks and fitness areas. Just published images show that from this spectacular vantage point, residents will be…

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    • Landscape Institute Elections 2019: results announced

      On 1 July 2019, the Landscape Institute (LI) will welcome 12 new members to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. This follows the 2019 LI Board and Council elections, the results of which were announced at a members-only reception on Friday 7 June 2019. Successful candidates President Elect Jane Findlay CMLI, elected with 370 out of 907 votes (40.8%) Vice President Carolin Göhler FLI, elected with 458 out of 876 votes (52.3%) Honorary Secretary Romy Rawlings CMLI, elected with 516 out of 870 votes (59.3%) Non-Chartered Board Member Niall Williams (Student), elected unopposed Advisory Council Ordinary Members Catherine Birkin CMLI,…

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    • Buzzing Garden

      Husqvarna pledges support to The Buzzing Garden

      Husqvarna, will make a cash donation plus one of its innovative robotic lawnmowers to the National Garden Scheme (NGS) charity. This is in order to support the creation of a Swedish garden in Gateshead’s Saltwell Park this August.   Husqvarna, has backed the summer project which will see the National Garden Scheme charity combine with Gateshead Council, the North East Honorary Consul for Sweden, and sponsors, to create ’The Buzzing Garden’ – a Swedish-designed greenspace.   The Buzzing Garden will be open to the general public and is a reciprocal effort following the work of garden designer, Susie White, who…

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