West 8 Presents Massive Masteplan for Yongsan Park to the People of South Korea
West 8 in association with IROJE architects & planners and DONG IL Engineering Consultants have recently presented the masterplan for 234 ha Yongsan Park Masterplan in Seoul, South Korea. The project, commisioned by Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea, is expected to break...
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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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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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Restoration of the Reception Gardens and Fountains at the Montreal Botanical Garden designed by Lemay in Montreal, Canada © Alexandre Guilbeault
Space for Life, which includes the Biodôme, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, has mandated Lemay's multidisciplinary team to provide landscape architecture services for a major restoration and redevelopment project of the Reception Gardens and its two main fountains for the Montreal Botanical Garden. ...
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Pyramidal Green Roofs / Biesbosch Museum Island designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen in Werkendam, Netherlands © Ronald Tilleman
After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent exhibition that explains the historical...
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New access to Gironella’s Historic Centre designed by Carles Enrich architecture + urbanism in Barcelona, Spain © Adrià Goula
Recently completed urban regeneration project designed by architecture and urbanism studio, Carles Enrich, reconnects the newer parts of town to its medieval core. The site Gironella is a municipality that has grown, during the last decades, divided by the river Llobregat. Its historic...
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Corten Steel 'Flowers' / Sharpeville Memorial Garden designed by GREENinc Landscape Architecture in South Africa
On the 21st of March 1960, the Sharpeville Massacre – also known as the Sharpeville Shootings – occurred when the Pan Africanist Congress organised a peaceful protest in which black Africans burnt their pass books which restricted them from entering certain areas. The event which started out as a...
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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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Mills Beach Revitalization / Praia dos Moinhos designed by M - Arquitectos in Porto Formoso, Ilha de Sao Miguel, Portugal © Paulo Goulart
Mills Beach 'Praia dos Moinhos' revitalization project was designed by M - Arquitectos in 2007. The major meaning of the project given was to empathize the small place memoires, but knowing the need of improving and qualify the pedestrian access and the bath facilities in the...
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Paprocany Waterfront designed by RS+ in Tychy, Poland © Tomasz Zakrzewski
Paprocany lake shore is the place where inhabitants of Tychy often spend their spare-time. In the neighborhood of the promenade there is recreation center with many recreation and sports attractions. Remodeling of the recreational area at the Paprocany lake is another project focused on exposing values of the landscape...
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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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Gahura's Prospect designed by ellement in Zlin, Czech Republic
Gahura's Prospect belongs to one of the most valuable places in the functionalist city of Zlín, which expanded thanks to development of Bata shoe company. The city is characteristic for its spatial urbanism created by the architect František Lýdie Gahura (1891-1958) in the 1920s and 30s. The rising park...
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  Kulturpark designed by zerozero architects in Košice, Slovakia © Tekel
Kulturpark was the subject of an open international competition held in 2009, in preparation for the European Capital of Culture. The two phase competition was won by national firm zerozero architects. Previous State Objective description of starting-point situation prior to the intervention. History...
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El Valle Trenzado designed by Grupo Aranea in Elche, Spain © Jesús Granada
El Valle Trenzado 'the twisted valley' aims to recover the pedestrian's traffic footprint. Since the channeling works that were made in the 70s definitely skewed Elche's Canyon continuity. For years the citizens of the city went through this place hardly enjoying it. This landform (which reaches...
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Playground and Murals / UH Santa Fe Public Walkway designed by Ludens in Mexico City
In a housing unit where its public space is located in a highly accidental topography and where its main function is to serve as a circulation axis to most of the buildings in the unit, ludens proposal focuses on turning a space exclusive to functional circulation into a space...
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Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Donna Beija designed by M - Arquitectos in Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal / Photography © Paulo Goulart
Recently completed Thermal Springs Pools 'Poça da Dona Beija' designed and re-envisioned by M-Arquitectos in Portugal. Poça da Dona Beija reconfiguration have improved the security conditions and the preservation of the complexity of this natural resources. Dona Beija has been one of most popular places in...
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Birch Trees / Ribbons designed by Cliff Garten Studio at the 50 United Nations Plaza Building in San Francisco, United States
Ribbons, San Francisco, CA, is a site specific artwork for the Art and Architecture Program of the GSA, Courtyard of the Federal Building at 50 United Nations Plaza. The courtyard design by Cliff Garten Studio transforms the classical symmetry of the 1932 Arthur Brown design by...
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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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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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Bird's Eye View / Grand Canal Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Dublin, Ireland © MSP
Ideas for any project at Martha Schwartz Partners begin with a look into the history of the area. Free form ideas are generated around the table and then narrowed down to 4 or 5 concepts. Inspiration for Grand Canal Square came from the existing landscape and the theater by...
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Le Grand Stade designed by Joly Loiret in Fontainebleau/Paris, France © Pe. Loiret
Requalification of the Fontainebleau Stade équestre du Grand Parquet designed by Joly Loiret. Horse, display, prestige, arena, track, course, circuit, jumps, hillocks, slopes and mounds, terraces. Nature, forest, pine and birch, footpaths, walks across heathered heathland, plains, forest edge, clearings, grasses and wildflowers, banks, coppice. Such is the vocabulary...
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Peel Entrance – Mount Royal Park designed by Groupe IBI-CHBA in Montreal, Canada photography © Marc Cramer
Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1874, Mount-Royal Park has over five million visitors per year. Prior to its restoration, the Peel sector was desolate; a crumbling wall, a stairway in ruins, and muddy pathways; the link into the park was tenuous. Nonetheless, its natural and picturesque character were...
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Winslow Farm Conservancy design by Martha Schwartz Partners in Hammonton, New Jersey, United States © Henry McNeil
Winslow Farm Conservancy is a large-scale agricultural project that was designed by Martha Schwartz Partners as a marriage between art and the practicalities of reclamation and ecology. The 600 acre (243 hectares) McNeil property is an estate located within the New Jersey pine barrens; it contains a diverse range...
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Valencia Hospital Gardens Rehabilitation Project designed by Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra in Valencia, Spain © David Frutos
The project for the reorganization of the existing Gardens of the old Hospital designed by Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra is set on the central idea of ​​giving a unified treatment to the entire garden area. The garden is built on the site resulting from the demolition, in 1974, of the...
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Roman Quarry design by AllesWirdGut Architektur in Sankt Margarethen, Austria © Hertha Hurnaus
Procedure for calling in expert opinion redesign festival site in the Roman Quarry. A show in the Roman Quarry is doubtless a unique experience for each visitor. As a classical lover one can enjoy the opera shows and as an inhabitant of the region one can assist the Passion...
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Riva Split Waterfront design by Studio 3LHD in Croatia © Domagoj Blazevic
The city of Split and its waterfront, the Riva, as the paradigm of its history and character, are among the most interesting and most specific sites in the Mediterranean. Split waterfront is an urbanized, public, open and accessible space, 1700 years old. It stands in front...
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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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Pinar de Perruquet (8)
Perruquet's Pinegrove Park 'Pinar del Perruquet' designed by Arteks Arquitectura is a waterfront revitalization project. The project was designed around the surviving 'green belt' of pine trees (Pinus pinea) adjacent to the beach. The park is constantly challenged by the climatic conditions influenced by the Mediterranean sea, therefore the...
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Budapest City Park 'Városliget'
There is a 200 years old historical public park not so far in the heart of the city of Budapest. It is very popular among the citizens and tourists but in pretty bad shape. What could we do with it? - ask the decision makers of Hungary. Let's build...
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