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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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Tagus Linear Park in  Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal by Topiaris Landscape Architecture

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Article source: Topiaris Landscape Architecture

The Tagus Linear Park combines two different typologies of spaces: A single multifunctional area named ‘PRAIA DOS PESCADORES’ (FISHERMEN’S BEACH), set by the riverside within a former sand deposit, and 6 km of PEDESTRIAN TRAILS associated with dirt roads, waterlines banks (streams and drainage ditches), which converge to Praia dos Pescadores, coming from urban and natural areas. The connection between the ‘beach’ and natural areas is made through a 700m long raised wooden path by which a Bird Observatory built from old pallets can be reached.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Topiaris Landscape Architecture
  • Project: Tagus Linear Park
  • Location: Â Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Area: Â 15 ha
  • Client: Â Municipality of Vila Franca de Xira
  • Completion date:  July 2013
  • Landscape Architecture: Â Topiaris, landscape architecture
  • Authors: Â Luis Ribeiro, Teresa Barão, Catarina Viana
  • Design Team: Ana Lemos, Elsa Calhau, João Oliveira, Rita Salgado, Sara Coelho
  • Architecture: Â Atelier Difusor de Arquitectura
  • Author: Â Olavo Dias
  • Design Team: Â Pedro Santos, Sérgio Marques, António Marciano


The Transformed Stormwater Park: Qunli National Urban Wetland in Harbin City, China by Turenscape

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: Turenscape 

Beginning in 2006, a new urban district, Qunli New Town, in the size of 2733 Hectares, was planned to be developed at the east outskirt of Haerbin City of North China. 32 million square meters of buildings will be constructed in 13-15 years. More than one third of a million population are expected to live here. While only about 16.4% of the developed land was zoned as permeable green space, the majority of the former flat plain will be covered with impermeable concrete. While the annual rainfall of this area is 567mm and concentrated in June through August (account for 60-70% of annual precipitation). Flood and water log were frequent in history for this area.

Image Courtesy © Turenscape

Image Courtesy © Turenscape

  • Architects: Turenscape 
  • Project: The Transformed Stormwater Park: Qunli National Urban Wetland
  • Location: Harbin City, China
  • Project Size: 30 hectares
  • Date of Design: June ,2009-Novemberr ,2009
  • Date of Complete: 2010
  • Owner/Client: The Municipal Government of Haerbin City


OMNIBUS CITY in Saltlake City by stpmj

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: stpmj 

By definition, an omnibus refers to a collection of stories made by a single narrator or several authors tied together by a single subject. It also pertains to a collection of objects at once. Along these lines, Omnibus City is a proposal that connects elements of downtown Salt Lake City that are already physically close, yet are experienced individually. Omnibus City strives to create a collection of experiences along three main corridors: Green, Culture (Main Street), and Retail. Acting as a catalyst of activity linking adjacent blocks to Main Street, these passageways are connected through a common design vocabulary of path, pattern, and phenomenon meant to permeate blocks 69 and 70 and guide visitors through its permutations.

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy ©  stpmj

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy © stpmj

  • Architects: stpmj
  • Project: OMNIBUS CITY
  • Location: Saltlake City, U.S.A
  • Project team: stpmj, Seung Teak Lee, Mi Jung Lim, Kyung Jae Yu, Young Whan Choi , Leah Park, Olivia Heung, Sam Weston, Suk Won Lee
  • Dimension: 600′ x 1200′
  • Budget: N/A


B/S/H/ Inspiration House, Park 20|20 in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands by William McDonough + Partners

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: William McDonough + Partners

Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte (B/S/H/) is home to five of the top brands in household appliances – Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff and Constructa – in the first building completed at Park 20|20.

Designed as a flexible, innovative workplace, B/S/H/ includes a full-height atria with a Living Green Wall and Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) roof that maximizes energy and daylighting to showrooms that can be converted to offices as needed.

 Image Courtesy ©  William McDonough + Partners

Image Courtesy © William McDonough + Partners

  • Architects: William McDonough + Partners, (
  • Project: B/S/H/ Inspiration House, Park 20|20
  • Location: Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autodesk – Revit® building design software for Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Client: Delta Development Group
  • Owner: Bosch Siemens HOME
  • Program: Offices, product showrooms and Instructional spaces, restaurant, parking podium
  • Area: 12,528 gross square meters
  • Status: Completed 2011
  • Construction: Cost $14.2 Euro
  • Team: William McDonough + Partners, Masterplan Architect and Design Architect; KOW, Architect of Record; D/Dock Amsterdam, Interior Designer; Nelson Byrd Woltz, Landscape Architect; Techniplan Adviseurs BV, Civil and MEP Engineers; DGMR, Fire Engineer/BREEAM Consultant; Van Der Vorm Engineering, Structural Engineer; IBB Kondor, Contractor.


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