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Caspar Wittelplantsoen in Amersfoort, Netherlands by OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Article source: OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV

Park as a Spatial Anchor

The new Park of Caspar Wittelplantsoen in Amersfoort connects the new building of the Soesterkwartier along Puntenburgerlaan with the existing buildings and acts as a green meeting place for both old and new residents. The ambition is, on a relatively small area, to create an abundance of green. This is achieved by placing a large amount of new trees and grassy plains as the basis for the establishment of the park.

Image Courtesy © Annie Beugel

Image Courtesy © Annie Beugel

  • Architects: OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV 
  • Project: Caspar Wittelplantsoen
  • Location: Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • Photography: Annie Beugel
  • Client: Gemeente Amersfoort
  • Programm: Sketch design, Preliminary Design, Definitive Design, design specification guidance and tender execution guidance
  • Area: 1,5 HA
  • Building costs: € 800.000,00
  • Dates: 2008 – 2011

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PARK GROOT SCHIJN, ZONE BOTERLAAR SILSBURG in Antwerp, Belgium by Maxwan architects + urbanists

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Article source: Maxwan architects + urbanists

Is the first detailed design of the Ruggeveld master plan. The planning area covers 6.5 hectares and is located south of the E313 highway. The program includes park design (the blueprint for the “green seams” throughout the entire master plan, landscape design (a qualitative improvement of de Koude Beek Valley), 172 community gardens and a reservation of about 30 additional gardens and a parking for about 50 cars.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: Maxwan architects + urbanists
  • Project: PARK GROOT SCHIJN, ZONE BOTERLAAR SILSBURG
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: Adobe Design Standard CS5.5, Adobe Master Collection CS5.5, Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014, AutoCAD 2014 – English Microsoft Office ThumbsPlus 7
  • Client: AG Stadsplanning Antwerpen.
  • Project leader: Steven Geeraert
  • Program: Landscape, park, community gardens, parking
  • Site area: 6.5 ha
  • Start of project: 2011
  • End of project: 2013
  • Collaborators: Maxwan architects + urbanists, 1010 architecture+urban design, Antea Group
  • Partner in charge: Rients Dijkstra
  • Team leader: Martijn Anhalt
  • Team: Rene Heijne, Aleksandar Hrib, Harm te Velde

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Funen Blok K – Verdana in The Netherlands by NL Architects

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Article source: NL Architects

These ten houses are part of a master plan for 500 dwellings and a park by the Architecten Cie, called ‘Het Funen, Hidden Delights’. The triangular site is located between the historic center and the recently redeveloped harbor area in the east of Amsterdam, a former parking lot for towed cars. Along the east and the south side a ‘wall’ containing over 300 apartments and office spaces shields the site from the noise of the adjacent railroad. Inside this semi open block a loose grid is set up, containing 16 smaller housing blocks positioned in a park. These ‘Hidden Delights’ vary in height from 9 to 18 meters. A shift from the public to the private has taken place. The urban plan including the park is initiated and commissioned -traditionally operations directed by the City- and developed and build by one single company, IBC Vastgoed. The maintenance of the park will be handled by a private firm, not by the city, but the park will remain publicly accessible. There are three almost square blocks that measure 30.5 by 27.7 meters and should contain 2.5 stories. It was obligatory to build the first two stories in alignment; the third should be 50% building and 50% roof terrace/garden. In our block the volume is distributed evenly over the ten houses; each is allocated 633 cubic meters. The houses are organized according to a typology known as back to back housing. They will be accessed from an aisle in the middle of the block. This “mini-canyon” rids the facades of the obligatory storage spaces and technical facilities that formally have to be accessible from the public domain.

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Funen Blok K – Verdana
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Team: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse, Mark Linnemann
  • Collaborators: Caro Baumann, Jennifer Petersen, Niels Petersen, Holger Schurk, Misa Shibukawa, Rolf Touzimsky
  • Client: IBC Vastgoed, Heijmans
  • Structural engineers: Ingenieursbureau Zonneveld bv
  • Mechanical engineers: Sweegers en de Bruin bv
  • Building Physics: Cauberg Huygen
  • Contractor: IBC Woningbouw Amersfoort bv

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Sokolniki Park in Moscow, Russia by Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

1 NATURE GATEWAY+8 WAYS TO NATURE+3 PRINCIPLES+10 MECHANISMS= NATURE’S EMBASSY

1 NATURE GATEWAY seeks to identify Sokolniki as the Gateway for Nature into the city of Moscow and as a way for people to enter nature by linking the Elk’s island natural reserve through Sokolniki’s ecological corridor.

Image Courtesy © Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

Image Courtesy © Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

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Grorudparken (Grorud Park) in Oslo, Norway by LINK arkitektur

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: LINK arkitektur

Grorudparken (Grorud Park) is one of four new neighbourhood parks in Groruddalen. The park introduces facilities for athletics, play, recreation, youth programmes, social interaction, and cultural activities for the diverse local population. LINK Landskap was the project Landscape Architect, under commission from Oslo Municipality’s Department of Water and Sewage. However, several other municipal departments were also involved in the project – The Department of Recreation, The Planning Office, The Office of Cultural Heritage Management, and the District of Grorud. Planning and design work for the park began in the autumn of 2009, based on recommendations contained within the Development Control Plan for Alna Reserve (KDP Alna Miljøpark).

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Majewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Majewski

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Grorudparken (Grorud Park)
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Tomasz Majewski

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SOKOLNIKI PARK in MOSCOW by LOLA landscape architects

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Article source: LOLA landscape architects

The park

Park Sokolniki is Moscow’s biggest and most visited park, counting 520 hectares. It was planted under the rule of Peter the Great and has evolved into an urbancity forest, comparable to Tiergarten in Berlin and Bois de Boulogne in Paris, with an intensive park program.

Image Courtesy © LOLA landscape architects

Image Courtesy © LOLA landscape architects

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Urban Nature Skatepark in Alingsås, Sweden by Giovanni Traverso

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: Giovanni Traverso

What happens when the artificial mixes with forces of nature; what if urban punks found themselves surfing in open sea or riding waves of magma?

The project for the Alingsås skate arena is a 12 minutes light show were we integrated the floor washing light of a sequence of about 20  Philips LED colour blast with the special projected effects of 4 Martin Moving Heads. Visual effects were highlight by two big Traxon mesh screen fixed on two opposite towers. The rhythm of the show, based on natural sounds, move the light from quiet, to shocking effects, moving light levels from daylight to darkness.

 Image Courtesy © Robert Persson


Image Courtesy © Robert Persson

  • Architects: Giovanni Traverso
  • Project: Urban Nature Skatepark
  • Location: Alingsås, Sweden
  • Photography: Robert Persson
  • Team: E. Thunstrom, O. De Vries, A. Malmberg, O. Carlsson-Freden, A. Camilla, M. Jacob Ostlund, D.Kristoffer

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Arena Teques in Morelos, Mexico by AT103

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Article source: AT103

Arena Teques purpose is to promote tourism, culture and sports in Morelos, Mexico.

In a ​​10 hectares area, a linear park is proposed to promote recycling and a sustainability culture. Prefabricated elements generate a multifunctional platform, favoring versatility with their module arrangement and quick installation, creating spaces where fairs, festivals, sports and cultural activities can be carried out.

Image Courtesy ©  AT103

Image Courtesy © AT103

  • Architects: AT103
  • Project: Arena Teques
  • Location: Morelos, Mexico
  • Photography: AT 103
  • Project Architects: Julio Amezcua, Francisco Pardo in association with Alejandro Hernández, Juan Carlos Tello
  • Project: 2012
  • Construction: 2013
  • M2: 102,500
  • Constructor: Nat y Geo S.A. de C.V.

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South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre in Surrey, BC Canada by Taylor Kurtz Archtitecture + Design Inc.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Article source: Taylor Kurtz Archtitecture + Design Inc.

The design strategies developed for the site build on the significant natural attributes of the immediate context while addressing several significant problems and missed opportunities that existed within the park. The following design initiatives were developed to address these issues:

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter Photography

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter Photography

  • Architects: Taylor Kurtz Archtitecture + Design Inc.
  • Project: South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre
  • Location: Surrey, BC Canada
  • Photography: Ema Peter Photography
  • Software used: Revit
  • Structural Engineer: WHM
  • Landscape: PFS Studio
Image Courtesy © Ema Peter Photography

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter Photography

  • Quantity Surveyor: James Bush and Associates
  • Building Envelope: Halsall
  • Land Surveyor: Butler Sundvick
  • Floor Area: 2,124 sm (22,800sf)
  • Construction Value: $7.0M

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Parco DegliAngeli’ (Park of Angels) in Peccioli, Italy by Asymptote Architecture

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Article source: Asymptote Architecture 

Asymptote ( Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture ) has been commissioned to design a new cultural project on the outskirts of the Tuscan hill town of Peccioli Italy. Peccioli is a pre-renaissance hill town in the Province of Pisa, located about 50 kilometers southwest of Florence. The ‘Parco DegliAngeli’ (Park of Angels) Master Plan and architectural works by Asymptote include a collection of new buildings and parkland, a large covered 800-seat amphitheater and various interactive sculptural features.

Image Courtesy © Asymptote Architecture

Image Courtesy © Damjan Minovsky

  • Architects: Asymptote Architecture
  • Project: Parco DegliAngeli’ (Park of Angels)
  • Location: Peccioli, Italy
  • Photography: Damjan Minovsky, Asymptote Architecture
  • Architect In Charge: Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture
  • Project Director: Mo Zheng, Paul Mecomber. Rob Eleazor
  • Project Team: Matt Slattery, Ivy Wang, Natalie Hein
  • Local Architects: Heliopolis – ArchiettiAssociati Pisa Italy

Consultants

  • Structural Engineers: KnippersHelbig Advanced Engineering Stuttgart Germany
  • Environmental Engineers: Transsolar Stuttgart Germany
  • Renderings: DamjanMinovski, Vienna Austria.

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