April 18, 2019

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Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), Regulates the profession of landscape architects -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE -

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City calls on residents and professionals to assist with new local development plans for Cape Town -

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Moshe Safdie Designs Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport As a Destination Garden -

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It’s That Time of Year Again & SANBI are Ready to Wow! -

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Hottest New Spot on Florida Road -

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

City completes an array of park and facility upgrade projects -

Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Conservation AT Work -

Friday, March 29, 2019

2019 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence -

Friday, March 29, 2019

South Africa’s First Plastic Road! -

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine -

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire -

Friday, March 22, 2019

City springs into action to clean and mow parks -

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Walkway project underway at Homestead -

Friday, March 15, 2019

City receives R50 million to create 1 300 green jobs -

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019 -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet -

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Nature of Cities Summit -

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park

What is the future of the world’s most iconic public spaces in the face of growing inequality and runaway climate change? It’s one of the questions raised by LA+ ICONOCLAST, a design ideas competition that inspired 382 designers from 30 countries to reimagine New York’s Central Park. From a total of 193 submissions competing for a share of $20,000 in prize money and feature publication in LA+, the jury awarded five equal winners:

  • Tiago Torres-Campos (Edinburgh, UK)
  • John Beckmann, Hannah LaSota + Laeticia Hervy (Axis Mundi Design; New York, USA)
  • Chuanfei Yu, Jiaqi Wang + Huiwen Shi (South East University; Nanjing, China)
  • Joe Rowling, Nick McLeod + Javier Arcila (e8urban; Sydney, Australia)
  • Song Zhang + Minhzi Lin (Song + Minzhi; Chicago, USA)

“From megastructures to new ecologies and radical ideas for democratizing public space, the LA+ ICONOCLAST winning entries show how designers can move beyond the status quo of picturesque large parks and embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century,” jury chair Richard Weller said.

Each of the winners will receive $4,000 and the winning designs will be published in LA+ Journal, the interdisciplinary review of landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. The jury further awarded 10 honorable mentions, which will also be published in the Fall 2019 issue of LA+ Journal. The issue will also feature juror interviews, essays, and a selection of notable entries making up a compelling and diverse salon des refuses.

LA+ ICONOCLAST’s jury was comprised of Lola Sheppard (Partner, Lateral Office), Charles Waldheim (Professor and Director of the Office of Urbanism, Harvard GSD), Jenny Osuldsen (Partner and Director, Snøhetta), Geoff Manaugh (Author, BLDGBLOG), Beatrice Galilee (Associate Curator of Architecture + Design, The Metropolitan Museum of Art), and Richard Weller (Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, PennDesign).

John Beckmann, Hannah LaSota + Laeticia Hervy (Axis Mundi Design; New York, USA)

John Beckmann, Hannah LaSota + Laeticia Hervy (Axis Mundi Design; New York, USA)
The Mannahatta Plateau is a megastructure supporting a second park above the original Central Park, designed to showcase the pre-colonization landscape of the New York region.

Tiago Torres-Campos (Edinburgh, UK)

Tiago Torres-Campos (Edinburgh, UK)
The Geoscraper of the Captive Biomes is a new park themed around a collection of the world’s main bioregions and encompassing a greater diversity of social functions.

 

Joe Rowling, Nick McLeod + Javier Arcila (e8urban; Sydney, Australia)

Joe Rowling, Nick McLeod + Javier Arcila (e8urban; Sydney, Australia)
The De-Centralized Park concept proposes to let the park rewild itself over time but to also extend the park into all its connected streets. These new green streets are made possible by future decreased car usage due to a driverless fleet servicing Manhattan.

Chuanfei Yu, Jiaqi Wang + Huiwen Shi (South East University; Nanjing, China)

Chuanfei Yu, Jiaqi Wang + Huiwen Shi (South East University; Nanjing, China)
The Central Cloud creates a layer of mist that hovers over the park via an infrastructure that taps into Manhattan’s air conditioning condensate, with the aim of compensating for water loss during reconstruction of the park’s ecosystem following the fictional eco-terrorist attack posited by LA+ ICONOCLAST.

Song Zhang + Minhzi Lin (Song + Minzhi; Chicago, USA)

Song Zhang + Minhzi Lin (Song + Minzhi; Chicago, USA)
This anti-gentrification concept takes Olmsted’s original idea of a democratic public space literally and parcels the park up into 59 sections, one for each community of New York. The idea is that communities can exploit their plots and have access to funds raised through their Central Park activities that will allow them to improve green spaces in their own communities.

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