Kustzone Katwijk designed by OKRA Landschapsarchitecten in Katwijk, Netherlands © OnSite Photography
Seaside Resort For the past ten years the Rijkswaterstaat, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, have been working to strengthen some weak links in the coast. Alongside building the required coastal defense, the coast zone investments also ensure that Katwijk remains a...
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San Martín de la Mar designed by Zigzag Arquitectura in Santander, Spain © Roland Halbe
The strategy proposed is one of an urban seam to be achieved by means of a series of terraced platforms and slopes forming stands, whose geometry solves the difference in levels of the site and the link between its limits: Reina Victoria Avenue in the north, Union Street in...
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Corporate Plaza and Lotus Pond / Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) Headquarters designed by XSiTE Design Studio in Bangkok, Thailand
Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) is a Thailand's first free-to-air national public broadcaster, that needed new headquarters which are equipped with state-of-the-art broadcasting, production and studio facilities. That can support more than thousand visitors every year. XSiTE Design Studio was invited to participate in a landscape architecture design...
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Trammplatz Hannover designed by Kamel Louafi Landscape Architects in Hannover, Germany
The Trammplatz in front of the Hanover city hall will be reshaped into a representative place. The historical frame will be preserved, such as the driveway, the balustrades, candelabras, steps as well as the protected trees and the fountain. The forecourt, with the more than 100...
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Public Square in the Historical Center of Ripoll designed by Comas-Pont Arquitectes in Ripoll, Girona, Spain
In the last years, the historical center of Ripoll has been adapted to pedestrians in different interventions, they are so different from each other and have been designed with different ideas and materials. Comas-Pont Arquitectes proposed to extend pedestrian's zone to the most representative squares of...
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Plaza de Domingo Gascón / Teruel-zilla designed by Mi5 Arquitectos + PKMN [pacman] in Teruel, Aragon, Spain © Miguel de Guzmán
Teruel's underground, as thematic parks as Dinópolis want to spread, is full of discoveries that remind us the lost existence of a powerful life in the origins of the province. It's surprising that we have to return to its deepness to try to reactivate it. The...
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Piazzetta Don Bruno Falloni designed by Studio Bradaschia in Monteiasi, Taranto, Italy
Between tradition and innovation. The Puglia region is a wondrous place: bathed in sun, sharp, all in blueness. The Mediterranean sun strongly influences and defines locations. The nature is characterized by white calcareous rocks which intensify the colors of the sky and sea on the horizon. ...
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Tree Lines / Cajititlan’s Pier and Waterfront designed by Agraz Arquitectos in Tlajomulco, Jalisco, México
Cajititlan is a small town located in Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, at the shore of the lake that carries the same name. It is the place for sailing and ski sports, and also for witnessing the yearly rite of the Epiphany when thousands of people gather to see the Three...
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The Plaza at Harvard University designed by Stoss Landscape Urbanism in Cambridge, MA, United States
The Plaza designed by Stoss is a new gathering space for the University and local communities. It sits atop a vehicular tunnel, adjacent to Harvard's historic Yard. The strategy articulates the space atop the tunnel as a new kind of public infrastructure, an active threshold between...
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Vanke Oriental Legend designed by Z + T Studio in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China © Hai ZHANG
Xi'an's Vanke Oriental Legend is located at the well-known Qujiang New District which is rich of cultural heritages. The project is composed of an entry plaza and a commercial street. Z + T Studio's major challenge for this project was to design a well-functional landscape with...
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Plaza Paving Pattern / Zamet Centre designed by 3LHD in Rijeka, Croatia © Damir Fabijanic
Situated in Rijeka's quarter Zamet, the new 16,830 m2 Centre Zamet designed by Studio 3LHD hosts various facilities: sports hall with a maximum of 2380 seats, local community office, city library, 13 commercial and service facilities and a garage with 250 parking spaces. One third of...
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Los Trompos / Spinning Tops installation designed by Esrawe + Cadena in Atlanta, Georgia, United States © Esrawe + Cadena
Los Trompos / Spinning Tops is a new interactive installation by Esrawe + Cadena temporary on display in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The High Museum of Art unveiled the second large-scale, interactive design installation by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena on The...
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Artists at Play design Site Workshop Landscape Architects, Trimpin, Judith Caldwell at Seattle Center/EMP Museum, Washington, United States © AW/Shapedscape
Artists at Play, an imaginative artists-created outdoor playground in Next 50 Plaza is set to be open in May 2015, to accommodate the Folklife Festival and all of the summer activities at Seattle Center. The play area will help reinvent and enliven the three-acre Plaza situated in one of...
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Village of Yorkville Park designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Toronto, Canada
MSP's landscape design for Yorkville Park is an interpretation of the 19th Century practice of bringing specimens of the native landscape into the city as typified by the tradition of the Victorian 'box collections' of insects, fossils, bones, etc. Using this theme, the design reflects, reinforces, and extends the...
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Redevelopment of Place d’Armes by Groupe IBI-CHBA in Montreal, Canada © Bernard Bertaut
A story set in stone: Redevelopment of Place d'Armes conducted by Groupe IBI-CHBA and Temporary Large Parks and Greening Site Direction, Ville de Montréal. As an important witness of Ville-Marie's history, from its early beginnings to one of Canada's economic centers, Place d'Armes proudly reflects Montreal's...
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Place de la Republique designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Paris, France / Photography © Clement Guillaume
Once a vibrant and active urban plaza, the Place de la République plaza has recently been crushed by the demands of modern mobility. Each day the site hosts over 114 000 subway commuters and a complicated array of tourist buses, parked taxis, cyclists, car traffic, municipal bus routes, which...
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Joseph-Venne Plaza designed by NIPpaysage in Montreal, Canada
Joseph-Venne is new public plaza designed by NIPpaysage - located on Ontario Street, Montreal - as part of the major revitalization project of the Sainte-Marie neighborhood. The plaza acts as the forecourt for a CSDM building (Centre Gedeon-Ouimet) and establishes a connection with the adjacent JTI-MacDonald Corp building. ...
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Colored Zocalo / Painted Scape designed by 100 Architects in Mexico City
Painted Scape The Painted Scape is an architecture catalyser designed by 100 Architects, which involves the use of paint and coating to cover a significant area of a specific location. It can be partial or overall, impacting street activities through strong space transformation. Normally, it does...
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C-mine Square designed by HOSPER in Genk, Belgium - photographer Pieter Kers
Space for the Spectacular! The C-mine square is situated on the grounds of a former coaling mine and is the central open area of the new cultural heart of Genk. The former mine buildings around the square have been renovated and were transformed into buildings with...
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Ricard Viñes Square designed by Enric Miralles - Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) in Lleida, Spain © Elena Valles
The large green open spaces that surround the Seu Vella Cathedral and dominate the whole city are the most beautiful public areas in Lleida, and are what we chose as our reference point. The designs for the new Ricard Viñes Square must possess some of this beauty. The focus...
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Fish Market Square / Fisketorget Plaza designed by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects in Karlskorna, Sweden
Karlskrona is an old town, located in southern Sweden and founded by King Carolus XI in the 17th century. It sits on islands and is surrounded by a rich archipelago. This was also once the reason to place this naval city here. Karlskrona literally means 'Crown of Carolus' and...
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Sowwah Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (c) Duncan Chard
Sowwah Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners is a significant urban space located on the Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi and provides a green retreat at the center of the new commercial hub. The inspiration for the square was derived from the nature and culture inherent...
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Hyllie Plaza designed by Landscape Architect Thorbjörn Andersson and Sweco Architects in Malmo, Sweden
No tree is more characteristic of Scania, Sweden's southernmost province, than the beech — and no other species bears such a strong association with its home region. The horizontal branch structure that supports its canopy, paired with the equally horizontal orientation of its leaves, produces a quality that is...
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Curating the Common concept designed by ATLAS Lab / Bernardine Monastery Competition in Lviv, Ukraine
The redevelopment of the Bernadine Monastery Complex is based on the need to cultivate the district's contemporary identity and needs while engaging with the site's unique heritage. The system of open spaces and streets that encompass the complex need to reveal the multiple layers of both historic and contemporary...
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Leyteire Courtyard designed by Debarre Duplantiers Associés in Bordeaux, France
Leyteire Plaza designed by Debarre Duplantiers Associés transformed an underused space into an urban oasis. The historical center of Bordeaux University sets off for a new beginning and the Opération Campus begins with urban design at its heart. These spaces are currently closed, used solely...
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Paving Pattern at Levinson Plaza designed by Mikyoung Kim Design in Boston, MA, United States
Mikyoung Kim Design envisioned Levinson Plaza as an urban grove, this central gathering space represents the convergence of community in this diverse, mixed income, residential development. The design accommodates a complex program, layering the varied multi-cultural and inter-generational uses with a number of meaningful gathering and recreational spaces for...
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Erie Street Plaza designed by Stoss in Milwaukee, WI, United States
Milwaukee's new waterfront plaza is the result of an international design competition won by Stoss. The proposal is for a flexible social space that can accommodate large gatherings and day-to-day activities, built on sustainable design principles. It is one of a series of public space activators along the Milwaukee...
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The Skyline Plaza Roof Garden by designed by Mahan Rykiel Landscape Architects in Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Set against the backdrop of the Frankfurt skyline, Mahan Rykiel Associates designed the Skyline Plaza's Roof Garden to be a destination for a wide variety of passive and active events, including playgrounds, a chess board, table tennis, foosball, petanque (boules) field, putting green, small vineyard, and performance stage. A...
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Sjövik Square 'Sjövikstorget' by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects.
The Sjövik Square 'Sjövikstorget' is waterfront redevelopment project designed by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects. Stockholm is a city on the water, set where two archipelagoes meet. On one side, there is the fresh-water of Lake Mälaren; on the other, the salt-water of the Baltic Sea....
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Mi Casa, Your Casa art installation by Esrawe + Cadena at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta
As part of a two-year initiative to activate the Sifly Piazza and engage the community in the vibrant campus of the Woodruff Arts Center designed by Renzo Piano, the High Museum of Art unveiled an ambitious interactive design installation entitled Mi Casa-Your Casa, conceptualized and created by contemporary Mexican...
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