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External Reference presents Escaleras y Mirador Vela

29-12-2022 - Landscaping

External Reference presents Escaleras y Mirador Vela

"Escaleras y Mirador Vela" is a new project by Carmelo Zappulla’s architectural practice External Reference connecting Passeig del Mare Nostrum with Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents on the Barceloneta waterfront. The project presents an architectural façade accessible via a stairway and a raised waterfront promenade 9.30 metres above the ground.

Lollipop Street, public space in Shanghai by 100architects

27-12-2022 - Landscaping

Lollipop Street, public space in Shanghai by 100architects

The 100architects international architecture studio has created a colourful intervention for the activation of the public space in a square in front of the Jinyang shopping centre in Shanghai, China. As the name "Lollipop Street" implies, in their language, the playful elements installed draw inspiration from the imaginary “candy world”.

The Guard Patrol, enjoying the landscape with Mjölk architekti

21-12-2022 - Landscaping

The Guard Patrol, enjoying the landscape with Mjölk architekti

Czech studio Mjölk architekti has added four panoramic viewpoints to a strategic spot on Stráž Mountain in the Czech Republic, giving architectural form to the four patrons depicted in the coat of arms of the town of Rokytnice, which was founded by merging four villages: the Fox, the Bear, the Sheep and the Miner.

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Hage, a green and social space for a neighbourhood in the making in Lund

02-09-2022 - Landscaping

Hage, a green and social space for a neighbourhood in the making in Lund

Designed by Norwegian architects Brendeland & Kristoffersen, in collaboration with engineers Price and Myers, the Hage garden in the Swedish city of Lund consists of a canopy, a seating area and a brick wall. It answers the question of how to build a new community, starting with social space. Above all, it is among the five finalists in the 11th European Prize for Urban Public Space.

The recovery of Catharijnesingel in Utrecht by OKRA Landschapsarchitecten

26-08-2022 - Landscaping

The recovery of Catharijnesingel in Utrecht by OKRA Landschapsarchitecten

In Utrecht, the Netherlands, the rehabilitation of the Catharijnesingel, a work by studio OKRA Landschapsarchitecten, is among the five finalists for the prestigious European Prize for Urban Public Space edition 2022. The result is the reopening of a canal with multiple benefits for citizens, ranging from microclimate to biodiversity to urban resilience.

FLOW, a temporary public swimming pool in Brussels

19-08-2022 - Landscaping

FLOW, a temporary public swimming pool in Brussels

FLOW is a temporary, free public swimming pool, a project by Jozef Wouters' Decoratelier studio for the Pool is cool association, designed and built with the participation of fifty young people. In addition to being the first outdoor pool built in Brussels in forty years, it is a good example of how everyone can participate in the creation of a beautiful and fun public space.

Place Saint Sernin, reorganisation of public space in Toulouse

12-08-2022 - Landscaping

Place Saint Sernin, reorganisation of public space in Toulouse

In Toulouse, the Place Saint Sernin reorganisation project by Barcelona-based BAU brings public space back into the historic centre of the French city. This intervention, begun in 2015 and completed in 2020, where cars give way to trees and benches, is among the finalists for the European Prize for Public Space 2022.

Sporta pils dārzi in Riga, European Prize for Urban Public Space finalist

04-08-2022 - Landscaping

Sporta pils dārzi in Riga, European Prize for Urban Public Space finalist

The "Sporta pils dārzi" urban community garden in Riga, Latvia, created by Artilērijas dārzi, is the result of a community initiative to recover an abandoned lot and presents itself as a new type of public space. Here, a combination of productive, cultural and social logics, as well as nature, are integrated into a shared urban place. The project is one of the five finalists of the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space.

One Green Mile by MVRDV with StudioPOD in Mumbai, India

28-07-2022 - Landscaping

One Green Mile by MVRDV with StudioPOD in Mumbai, India

The Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, in collaboration with the urban planners from StudioPOD, has transformed a first section of what is one of the classic non-urban places, in this specific case Mumbai’s Senapati Bapat Marg flyover. Thanks to the architectural intervention carried out, One Green Mile has created a public space for the entire local community, adding much needed services and greenery.

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