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Biomorphic Retail Design

Biomorphic Retail Design

Another exemplar of green architecture has commenced in China last month. The Haitang Bay International Shopping Centre will become one of the world’s largest tax-free shopping experiences in a hi-tech, low-fi environment. As China is one of the fastest growing economies they have the benefit of utilising the latest technologies when it comes to design … Continue reading

Europa – A Green City for the Future

Europa – A Green City for the Future

Winners of international design competition, Manuelle Gautrand Architects have put forth an amazing vision for the future for France’s latest city which could turn Paris into a metropolis. The site for Europa lies north of Paris near Charles de Gaulle Airport and some 20+ kilometers from Versailles. Conceived as a destination in itself, with an … Continue reading

Low Energy Impact – High Visual Impact

Low Energy Impact – High Visual Impact

Italian architecture and landscape architecture combine in the winning entry for the redevelopment of Calabria, Italy. Vertical communities comprising of retail, residential and commercial enterprises, complete with gardens make up the pillars of the viaduct which interconnect the disparate regions via a highway and a separate, higher level pedestrian route. Winners, off Architecture, PR Architects … Continue reading

Competition for London’s Very Own High Line

Competition for London’s Very Own High Line

Not to be outdone by the Big Apple, London’s mayor, Boris Johnson finally sees sense and throws down the gauntlet for a High Line for London. The competition run in conjunction with the Landscape Institute and Garden Museum is a call to extend the capital’s green infrastructure which could also involve transport links and can … Continue reading

Urban Food Jungles

Urban Food Jungles

Further to last week’s post on Plantascrapers, more and more companies are responding to the planet’s dwindling resources and devising ways in which we can increase urban food production. Whilst AECOM did not win the Chicago Navy Pier Rejuvenation project which instead went to James Corner’s Field Operations, this did enable them to develop their Urban … Continue reading

Aberdeen City Garden Competition

Aberdeen City Garden Competition

Aberdeen, Scotland’s most northerly city is facing a choice about its future, with oil proceeds rapidly declining, it must find an alternative future if it is to continue to economically survive. In a progressive move the focus  of attention has turned to Aberdeen Gardens, an underdeveloped green space slap bang in the centre of the … Continue reading

The Peter Joseph Lenné Prize 2012

The Peter Joseph Lenné Prize 2012

The Peter Joseph Lenné Award in Berlin is the world’s largest landscape architecture and garden design competition targeted towards young people (both professional and academic) within the industry. This year the contest involves two development sites at Basel (famous for its art fair) which includes a parkland development and a substantial urban renewal project in … Continue reading