Tag Urban Park

Design synergy for Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park in Austin

16-09-2022

Design synergy for Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park in Austin

The Kingsbury Commons project in Pease Park, the oldest park in Austin, Texas, is part of the Pease Park Vision Plan and gives a burst of energy to a forgotten corner of the area. The project is the result of the collaboration between Ten Eyck, landscape architect and prime consultant, Clayton Korte for the architecture and Mell Lawrence Architects for the Treescape structure.

Rafiq Azam: redevelopment of Rasulbagh Children’s Park, Dhaka

09-09-2022

Rafiq Azam: redevelopment of Rasulbagh Children’s Park, Dhaka

In the heart of Dhaka, where there was once merely a gap in the urban fabric, there is now the Rasulbagh Children’s Park, a redevelopment project by Rafiq Azam and his firm Shatotto. Greenery used as a boundary, together with a hidden water recovery and filtration system, have transformed this park into a fully-fledged community centre.

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

02-09-2022

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.

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

04-08-2022

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

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

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

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'.

ADHOC Architectes & Prisme Architecture Nautical Centre of Baie-de-Valois Quebec

13-06-2022

ADHOC Architectes & Prisme Architecture Nautical Centre of Baie-de-Valois Quebec

ADHOC Architectes & Prisme Architecture have designed the new Nautical Centre in Baie-de-Valois, which completes the city of Pointe-Claire's urban park redevelopment program. Inspired by the geological layering of the surrounding landscape and clad in wood, to echo the rhythm of the trunks of the nearby forest, the new building also offers services to citizens that also support the water sports activities available in Lake Saint-Louis.

Rotterdam Rooftop Walk or Rotterdam as you have never seen it

03-06-2022

Rotterdam Rooftop Walk or Rotterdam as you have never seen it

Designed by Rotterdam Rooftop Days and MVRDV, the bright orange Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is a 30-metre high and 600-metre long temporary structure located in the city centre which, for a month, offers the public fantastic views of the city. The initiative shows the potential of rooftops as contributors to a sustainable, healthy and liveable city.

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