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LANDSCAPE + PLANNING

6.5

Gap and Natural Bridge / Department of Parks and Wildlife

At Torndirrup National Park, windswept coastal heaths give way to massive granite outcrops, sheer cliffs and steep sandy slopes and dunes. The Southern Ocean has sculpted a Natural Bridge in the coastal granites and formed The Gap, where the waves rush in and out with tremendous ferocity. The Blowholes, a crackline in the granite, 'blows' air and occasionally spray. The noise is quite impressive...... Read More...
7.6

Underpass Park / PFS Studio with The Planning Partnership

Completed in 2012, Underpass Park was built by Waterfront Toronto and designed by PFS Studio. The park is located underneath the Eastern Avenue overpass just west of the Don River. The park used artistic design elements such as mirrors and lighting to brighten and humanize the space underneath the overpass and includes seating, a children’s playground, landscaping, a skate park, and a basketball court. The park was a key element in integrating the Toronto Community Housing buildings and River City neighbourhood north...... Read More...
8.2

Kensington Street at Central Park / Turf Design Studio with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen

Kensington Street, an innovative laneway development has re-energised a long-neglected inner-city precinct by Turf Design Studio with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen. It has been transformed from an abandoned back alley comprising some of Sydney’s oldest working-class terraces and warehouses, into a vibrant new inner-city destination bustling with cafes, restaurants, artist studios, new student housing, the Spice Alley market and the reborn The Old Clare Hotel...... Read More...
7.9

Stihl Treetop Walkway / Glenn Howells Architects

Designed by Glenn Howells Architects with engineers Buro Happold. The STIHL Treetop Walkway starts and finishes on ground level using the topography of the land, rising 13 metres as it follows the valley floor. Opened in the spring of 2016, the elevated walkway takes visitors through the treetop canopy and offers a bird’s eye view of the Westonbirt landscape and tree collection...... Read More...
8.3

Port Adelaide Renewal – Hart’s Mill Surrounds / ASPECT Studios

A new playspace by Aspect Studios at a historic flour mill balances vibrancy with substance, leading the revitalization of Port Adelaide’s post-industrial waterfront. The design was developed to reveal the cultural significance of the Mill and its surroundings as a key piece of industrial heritage. The playspace was designed thematically to reference the milling processes and array of smaller elements...... Read More...
8.1

Floating Fields / Thomas Chung

Floating Fields by Thomas Chung from the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As its name suggests, “Floating Fields” is simply vegetables planted on a pond near the flour factory. Premised on a vision for “Re-Living the City,” the work aspires to an alternative, organic living based on reinvigorating post-industrial architecture and public space with a productive edible landscape...... Read More...
7.8

MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail / Hansen Partnership

Engaged by Parks Victoria, Hansen Partnership developed a parks recovery Master Plan for the Mackenzie Falls Precinct after the destruction of a key footbridge in early 2012. The proposal defined a bold design solution for enhanced visitor experiences at one of Australia’s largest waterfalls, located with the Grampians National Park, Victoria...... Read More...
7.4

Tagus Linear Park / Topiaris Landscape Architecture

Tagus Linear Park in Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal, This expansive landscape architecture project was created by Topiaris Landscape Architecture. The Park is an area of 14ha conquered to the industrial private sector. Adjacent urban communities are given recreation opportunity in direct contact with the riverside, which was until recently blocked by large industrial lots...... Read More...
7.5

Aranzadi Park / Aldayjover Architecture and Landscape

Aranzadi Park, located in Pamplona, Spain designed by aldayjover architecture and landscape, The design worked a delicate balance between the centennial orchards, the people and the new floodable spaces that offer relief to the river while avoiding damages and generating new and rich wetlands. It is recognized internationally as a model example of the relation between river floodplains and public spaces...... Read More...
6.9

SFC Bridge / FIRM AD

The SFC Bridge, A public art and infrastructural collaboration with Marman and Borins. Toronto, ON 2015. Aluminum panels and curtain wall on steel structure, with painted mural interior. demonstrates how creative collaborations can bring playful and unprecedented experiences to urban infrastructure. Officially completed in February, 2015, the project combines public art and architecture to transform a pedestrian access point into a striking landmark...... Read More...
8.2

Barangaroo Reserve / PWP Landscape Architecture

Barangaroo Reserve is a new public park built from site-extracted sandstone, restoring the historical headland foreshore that has been inaccessible to the public in more than a century. Led by PWP Landscape Architecture and local Australian landscape architects, JPW, the lightng designers at Webb drew inspiraton from the area’s rich and colourful maritme history,...... Read More...
7.2

Drapers Field / Kinnear Landscape Architects

The park at Drapers Field, Leyton, serves the Olympic Village projects. Formerly a service facility for the 2012 Olympics, Drapers Field was redesigned by Kinnear Landscape Architects (KLA) as a vibrant community space, improving sport and play provision and encouraging more children into activity both play and sport...... Read More...