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Landscaping and urban design because public spaces are becoming more and more important in architecture.

U / U Studio designs Řeporyje Skatepark in Prague

19-07-2023 - Landscaping

U / U Studio designs Řeporyje Skatepark in Prague

A leisure park intended for a variety of different ages and social spheres, redefining the concept of public space: U / U Studio designed Řeporyje Skatepark, transforming what was until then a vacant area in a predominantly residential neighbourhood in western Prague.

NODE Architecture & Urbanism (NODE) designs the Shenzhen Lotus Water Culture Base

14-06-2023 - Landscaping

NODE Architecture & Urbanism (NODE) designs the Shenzhen Lotus Water Culture Base

The NODE Architecture & Urbanism (NODE) studio founded by Doreen Heng Liu designed the restored surface landscape above the water purification plant and the related underground offices of the Shenzhen Lotus Water Culture Base complex, located within a municipal lotus-themed park in Luohu District, Shenzhen, China.

Vltavská Underground, transformation of an urban non-place

12-04-2023 - Landscaping

Vltavská Underground, transformation of an urban non-place

The architects of U / U studio and re_place worked on revitalisation of a classic non-place in the city: an underpass in a Prague metro station. Vltavská Underground had already become a mecca for street artists, and is now a public space inviting freestyle sports activities.

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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.

Finalists for the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space announced

25-07-2022 - Landscaping

Finalists for the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space announced

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial award presented by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, or Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB), which has announced the selected works and the finalists in the 11th edition of the prize. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held at CCCB on 14 and 15 November 2022.

The 23rd International Garden Festival has opened in Canada

18-07-2022 - Landscaping

The 23rd International Garden Festival has opened in Canada

One of the most eagerly-awaited events for garden enthusiasts in North America has opened to the public. The 23rd International Garden Festival at the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis in Quebec presents five new gardens. They address the theme of 'Adaptation'.

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