Taichung Gateway Park International Competition.

Taichung City Government has been actively pursing the planning work for Taichung Gateway City in response to globalization trends, anticipated growth of Taiwan-China trade, Central Taiwan development objectives as well as Taichung’s own vision to become a livable international metropolis. The goal is to create a visionary, innovative and international urban environment while at the same time establishing close links between Central Taiwan and the rest of the world.

Taichung Gateway City covers an approximately 254-hectare area that includes the former Taichung (Shuinan) Airport and its vicinities. According to Taichung’s municipal urban plan, at the center of Taichung Gateway City will be an expansive green space—Taichung Gateway Park—that meanders from the north to the south of the entire development area with approximately 68-hectare. Areas surrounding the park will be divided into four districts according to their features: Eco Residential District, Gateway District, Cultural Business District, and Innovation R&D District. In addition, Taichung Dome, Taichung Convention and Exhibition Center, and Taiwan Tower and Taichung City Cultural Center will all be integrated into Taichung Gateway Park. Therefore, the development of the park will become the most significant milestone for Taichung Gateway City.

Read more HERE.

Urbanite Project: Open City Competition

Back in 2007, we at Urbanite were trying to find a way to encourage innovation in the city, and we knew one of the best ways to do that was to bring together folks from different disciplines and viewpoints. So we launched the Urbanite Project. We matched up unlikely teams of two or three, putting an architect with a neurosurgeon, or a writer with an environmental lawyer, and asked them to collaborate on a project of their choosing. To us, the end result wasn’t the point—although several projects had physical manifestations, including the 2007 “Black + White = Green” project, which brought together a multi-racial crowd under the banner of care for the environment during the inaugural EcoFest. It was the collaboration between these people from very different worlds—who might never have met had we not introduced them—that we thought was vitally important.

This year, we’re taking the project a step further, focusing on these ideas coming to fruition.

Introducing Urbanite Project: Open City Competition, a project of Urbanite, the year-long Exhibition Development Seminar at Maryland Institute College of Art, the D center, theMaryland Transit Administration, and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation.

We’re inviting self-organized teams to compete for $10,000 in prize money and the chance to implement their solution to a pressing city issue: the quality-of-life issues brought about by the construction of the Red Line.

More information HERE

48th IFLA World Congress. Newsletter.


Latest news from the IFLA World Congress 2011 Zurich, Switzerland.

Student Design Competition - over 390 entries

Thank you students! We have received a lot of really good design work.

The World‘s Landscape Architecture Elite
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The transformation of the historical Gruenfels site in Rapperswil-Jona within the context of urbanization, developing infrastructure and the need for recreation.
The Charette is open for undergraduate or master students of landscape architecture and the program will be directed by a team of Swiss professors. In the Charette the students will be asked to analyze the site and develop open space concepts concerning the historical Gruenfels site. The site chosen is about 1 hectare and has recently been affected by city growth and merging towns. Current plans surrounding the area involve the redesigning of the train station and the development of the nearby quarter. The aim is to transform the site into a new urban park.

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The transformation of the historical Gruenfels site in Rapperswil-Jona within the context of urbanization, developing infrastructure and the need for recreation.

The Charette is open for undergraduate or master students of landscape architecture and the program will be directed by a team of Swiss professors. In the Charette the students will be asked to analyze the site and develop open space concepts concerning the historical Gruenfels site. The site chosen is about 1 hectare and has recently been affected by city growth and merging towns. Current plans surrounding the area involve the redesigning of the train station and the development of the nearby quarter. The aim is to transform the site into a new urban park.

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The Kongresshaus and Concert Hall are today a unified and inseparable building, although this hasn't always been so throughout their history.
The Concert Hall, built in the Historicism style in 1895, was designed by the architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Gottlieb Helmer, who also built the City Theatre and Opera House in Zurich.
The Kongresshaus was built between 1937 and 1939 by Max Ernst Haefeli, Werner Moser, and Rudolf Steiger, whose influence on Zurich's architectural history includes the Neubühl complex, the university hospital, Allenmoos outdoor pool, and the high-rise "zur Palme".

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Segundo Simposio Nacional De Paisajismo 2011, Acarigua, Venezuela.

Después del Primer Simposio, celebrado en Tucacas en junio del 2010, hicimos un balance que resultó muy positivo, todos los asistentes quedaron muy motivados y hemos recibido solicitudes de otros que quieren incorporarse a estos eventos. En esa oportunidad la asistencia fue de ciento seis participantes y estimamos que en el segundo simposio esa cantidad será superada.

El paisajismo ha venido cobrando mucha fuerza, desde una vivienda unifamiliar hasta los grandes complejos inmobiliarios quieren tener bellos jardines para su disfrute e imagen de calidad de diseños. La ciudad de Acarigua/ Araure tiene la gran suerte de tener un constructor-promotor, Organización Oliveira, que se preocupa por hacer proyectos residenciales de alta calidad con gran énfasis en el paisajismo, lo cual merece ser conocido a nivel nacional. Por eso hemos escogido Acarigua/ Araure/portuguesa de sede para este segundo simposio nacional de paisajismo.

Nos motiva a realizar este tipo de evento, el compartir experiencias y la actualización de conocimientos ya que cada día surgen empresas y profesionales independientes dedicados a acometer proyectos y diseños.

Los conferencistas son de alto nivel, tanto nacional como invitado de otros países. Estarán en el tapete temas de actualidad basados en sus experiencias profesionales. Esperamos que los asistentes capitalicen esos conocimientos y los apliquen en su actividad del día a día.

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International Competition for Students of Landscape Architecture

The international competition for the SLANT AWARDS is being held this year for the first time and on this occasion is aimed exclusively at students of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Design. The central idea behind this challenge is that the project in question is a "virtual project", one that has been created specifically for this competition. What you are being invited to do is to create a concept design for a public park, one which will not only serve the needs of the citizens of this city, but which will also aim to achieve iconic status and in so doing will enhance the international reputation of the city. You will see from the brief that we are looking here at urban renewal, with the project being set on a vacant site in a riverside location. This competition has been designed to offer students an interesting challenge with what we believe are interesting rewards, and we have tried to keep it as simple as possible. You can enter as often as you like, either as an individual, or as a team of 2, 3 or 4, and an entry fee will be charged accordingly. Deadline for submissions: 10 June 2011 First Prize Euro 3,000 Second Prize Euro 1,500 Third Prize Euro 750 Jury Members: John Brookes (UK), Ulf Nordfjell (Sweden) Paolo L. Bürgi (Switzerland) Visit the competition web site HERE

Masters in Landscape Architecture. PROGRAMME 2011

Now at its third edition, the Masters in Landscape Architecture was founded on a formative joint project between the Barcelona Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Milan ACMA Centre of Architecture, with the aim of offering a modular programme composed of single workshops and planning seminars (which can also be attended individually and by external students). Thanks to the up-to-date topics addressed and the international experience of the guest lecturers, this Masters has rapidly become an influential reference point in the European debate on landscape architecture. Due to the prestige of the teaching body and adhesion to the principles of the European Landscape Convention, the Masters is appreciated by the most important international bodies which protect and valorise landscapes, amongst which the Council of Europe itself, that has offered its support and patronage to the activities of this Masters from the very beginning.

More information HERE


UNISCAPE launches the second edition of the International Photo Contest "People's Landscapes" to involve students in landscape awareness raising.

The participation to the contest is open to all students from 18 to 35 years old attending any European University or any International University study abroad program based in Europe (undergraduates, Master and PhD students).

For this edition the contest is divided into three sections:

  • Urban landscapes
  • Idyllic landscapes
  • Landscape photography as social criticism
More information HERE

1st Biennial on Public Space. Italia.

The Lazio branch of the Italian National Planning Institute (INU-Lazio), in collaboration with the INU branches of Veneto, Piedmont, Liguria, Emilia Romagna and Puglie, is organizing the first Biennial on Public Space, which will culminate in a final meeting organized in Rome during May 2011.

This initiative aims to establish a recurring encounter where ideas can be exchanged, transformations monitored, and scholarly research, and news on other territorial initiatives, can be publicly aired. Public space is a topic of pressing contemporary relevance, considering contemporary changes in the global economy, migration trends, advances in information technology, and transformations in contemporary patterns of urban growth.

We witness ever more frequently episodes challenging the very possibility of governing transformations of public space induced by new social and economic forces. Cities as we have known them over the course of history seem to be in the throes of death.

More information HERE

Squares In Puigcerdà / Pepe Gascón.

Architects: Pepe Gascón
Location: ,
Construction: Flotats, S.A.
Developer: Ajuntament de Puigcerdà
Project area: 6,000 sqm
Project year: 2008 – 2009
Photographs: Eugeni Pons

Remodelling of the most central and relevant public space in Puigcerdà, originally very much deteriorated, with an excessive amount of traffic that diminished the civic and integrating potential of the space.

Traffic is eliminated, concentrating road and service communication on one side, freeing up a large central space. Two large linear flowerbeds protect the pacified area from the bustle of traffic working as filters between the two. A number of elements of street furniture simultaneously emphasise the physical and visual limit of the squares themselves.

Read complete note in ARCHDAILY

VA-ASLA Spring Conference.

The Virginia Chapter of ASLA is pleased to present our annual Spring Conference and Design Awards Program. Plan to join us in historic Lynchburg, Virginia for this exciting new two-day format with a potential of 12 PDH's of LA-CES approved continuing education. We have secured a great line-up of speakers, tours, workshops and special events that will appeal to all of our members as well as to allied professionals. We will have a new luncheon format for our design awards that will allow you to see each project presented by its own designer and the presentations will count towards your continuing education.
Make plans to join us and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for education, networking and socializing with your fellow landscape architects! Register online today and take advantage of our early-bird rates...and remember to check our website www.vaasla.org for updated information.

More information HERE.

LAVA-SCAPE. Natura e Artificio nel paesaggio lavico.

Workshop di indagine territoriale.

25 aprile / 01 maggio 2011

Brochure en PDF

Lavascape è un workshop di indagine territoriale organizzato da Landform (www.landform.it) e Abadir (Catania) con il patrocinio del CISDA, facoltà di Architettura del Politecnico di Torino.

Il workshop propone un viaggio esplorativo attraverso il territorio dell’Etna, nella sua dimensione naturale, urbana e della costa. Un viaggio che cerca di indagare criticamente il paesaggio lavico attraverso la fotografia, il disegno e le ibridazioni tra i due linguaggi. È rivolto ad architetti, fotografi, artisti e tutti coloro che sono interessati al paesaggio e la sua rappresentazione.

Il workshop porta avanti una ricerca sulla rappresentazione dei processi complessi che modificano il paesaggio già esplorato durante le due edizioni del workshop di indagine territoriale nella Valle del Belice Topografia del trauma (http://ttworkshop.wordpress.com) il cui obiettivo era quello di rappresentare ed interpretare l’evoluzione e le dinamiche di un territorio a partire da un momento zero, il terremoto del 1968.

Workshop: Easy-going LANDSCAPES

14-21 April 2011

Zadar, Croatia

Easy-going landscapes

International scientific meeting and workshop in landscape and spatial planning

An expanding tourist demand and the introduction of low-cost carriers in air transport provide great opportunities for Zadar County, but it also has a tendency to the standardization of tourist products and landscapes. The global phenomenon of low cost, high-speed mobility of people, goods and information is interconnected with the growth of serial reproduction of culture. Urban settlements copy the elements of cultural landscapes one from another and it leaves less space for differentiation. The scientific meeting and workshop will discuss some of the topics that regard this new low-cost geography phenomenon.


Department of Geography, University of Zadar, Croatia
Partner Universities of European Master on Planning and Policies for the City, the Environment and the Landscape:
Departament de Geografia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Espana
Departament de Geografia, Universitat de Girona, Espana
Facoltà di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italia
Facoltà di Pianificazione del Territorio IUAV di Venezia, Italia
Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Department for spatial planning of Zadar County, Croatia
Association of Architects of Zadar, Croatia
In collaboration with:
Università degli studi di Trieste - Facolt di Architettura, Italia


Department of Geography, University of Zadar, Croatia
Department for spatial planning of Zadar County, Croatia
Facoltà di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italia
Town of Zadar, Croatia
With co-sponzorship of:
Kali Tuna d.o.o.
Maraska d.d. Zadar
Narodni muzej Zadar
Turisthotel d.d. Zadar


Anica Èuka: acuka@unizd.hr
Vlatka Colić: vcolic@uniss.it
Cristian Cannaos: cannaos@uniss.it

Workshop general program HERE

Workshop brochure HERE

Exposición: “Arquitectura: paisaje y patrimonio en la Comunidad de Madrid”

La muestra reúne una colección de trabajos de alumnos y textos de profesores de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura y Geodesia de la Universidad de Alcalá que han sido realizados durante el curso 2009-1010 en las asignaturas “Arquitectura del Paisaje”, “Urbanismo II” y “Teoría e Historia de la Restauración”.

Con esta exposición se pretende, por una parte, apoyar los análisis en una realidad concreta y próxima, el territorio al que pertenecemos y en el que habitamos, por otra conocer y valorar ese territorio y así aprender a amarlo.

Junto al Vicerrectorado de Extensión Universitaria, la muestra ha sido posible gracias a la colaboración de la Dirección General de Patrimonio de la Comunidad de Madrid, el Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares, la Comisaría para los Caminos a Santiago de Castilla y León, la Asociación de Amigos de los Caminos de Santiago de Madrid, la Asociación del Camino de Santiago Complutense y la Fundación Instituto Europeo Camino de Santiago.

Via www.paisajismoonline.com

Diploma de Perfeccionamiento Profesional FAU-UCV: “Herramientas para el diseño en Arquitectura Paisajista”

El Diploma de Perfeccionamiento Profesional (DPP) “Herramientas para el diseño en Arquitectura Paisajista” ofrece a los estudiantes la posibilidad de conocer y manejar las herramientas básicas utilizadas en la práctica de la Arquitectura Paisajista.

El DPP es un curso de cuarto nivel acreditable a los postgrados del sector de Acondicionamiento Ambiental de la FAU-UCV, así como en cualquier curso de postgrado de universidades nacionales y extranjeras, el cual no genera título académico; y se constituye de tres (3) Cursos de Ampliación de Conocimientos (CAC), cada uno de los cuales puede ser cursado individualmente.

Objetivo general: Impartir los conocimientos teóricos e instrumentales necesarios para el manejo de la vegetación y la aplicación de diversos recursos tecnológicos en desarrollo del proyecto de Arquitectura Paisajista a cualquier escala (regional, urbana y local).

Dirigido a: Arquitectos y a otros profesionales afines, éstos últimos con alguna experiencia demostrable en la práctica de la Arquitectura Paisajista, interesados en ampliar sus conocimientos en esa área de estudio.

Profesores: Aguedita Coss, José Enrique Blanco

Pre-inscripciones: 24 de Enero al 04 de Febrero de 2011.Costo: 3 U.T. (195,00 Bs.)

Inscripciones: 14 al 18 de Febrero de 2011. Costo: 4 U.T. (260,00 Bs.)

Inicio del curso: Jueves, 24 de Febrero de 2011

Finalización del curso: Jueves, 02 de Junio de 2011

Lugar: Aula 108. Coordinación de Estudios de Postgrado (CEP). Piso 1. FAU – UCV

Horario: Todos los Jueves de 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cupo: De 15 a 20 Alumnos

Contactos: Tel. (0212) 6052017 - (0212) 6052017. Correo: postgradossaa@gmail.comEsta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spambots. Es necesario activar Javascript para visualizarla

Requisitos de Ingreso:

  • Poseer título de Arquitecto o presentar las credenciales que evidencie la experiencia laboral en el campo de la arquitectura.
  • Someterse a los respectivos mecanismos de selección.
  • Cancelar los aranceles correspondientes.

Matrícula: Costo total del DPP: 4.500,00 Bs. Costo por CAC: 1.500,00 Bs.

Requisitos de Pre-inscripción:

  1. Una (1) fotocopia de la cédula de identidad ampliada.
  2. Una (1) fotocopia del título universitario.
  3. Un (1) resumen curricular del aspirante.
  4. Una (1) constancia de estudios actualizada (sólo para estudiantes regulares de postgrado).
  5. Cancelación del pago de preinscripción (3 U.T.) en la Caja del Piso 8, FAU (Efectivo, T. Débito o T. de Crédito).
  6. Entrega de documentos en Control de Estudios de la CEP, en una carpeta marrón, tamaño oficio, debidamente enganchados.
Noticia difundida por www.cav.org.ve/cms/

Urban Landscaping in Kyiv for Euro-2012.

Proyectos participantes.

El dia 1ro de abril de 2011 terminó el envio de propuestas para la participacion en el concurso internacional para el diseño de paisajismo urbano en la ciudad de Kiev, Ucrania, de cara a la proxima EURO 2012.

50 propuestas fueron enviadas, discriminadas como se muestra en el siguiente grafico:

A traves de informacion suministrada por la organizacion del concurso, se pueden observar algunas de las propuestas de los participantes AQUI.


Ricard Viñes Square / Benedetta Tagliabue

The large green open spaces that surround the Seu Vella Cathedral and dominate the whole city are the most beautiful public areas in , 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 of our proposal is to build a large green open space for a sculpture dedicated to the musician Ricard Viñes. A space full of little squares 0 5 10 cross section and green areas at a point where the city throngs with traffic and pedestrians. The maze or labyrinth provides an ancient model. The cultural meaning and interpretation of the symbol of the labyrinth run deep. The origin of the “labyr” part of the word has to do with rocks and stone, while the “inth” comes from a Greek word meaning foundation site. Even though the precise etymology is unclear, there was a time when path mapping was used to notate dance choreography.

Architects: Benedetta Tagliabue - Josep Ustrell, Daniel Rosselló
Location: ,
Project area: 9,200 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Alex Gaultier, Elena Valles

Read more at ARCHDAILY

[LONDON] Olympic Games Information Pavilion Competition

The Olympic Games sees the biggest and most prestigious sporting event in the world being staged for the unprecedented third time in London next year, thus making London the first city in the world to host the modern summer games for a third time.

London is the largest urban zone in the European Union with a cosmopolitan population of over 7.7 million residence. The London Games is being eagerly anticipated by millions of sporting fans around the world. The Games, which officially kicks off on the 27th July 2012 will see the arrival of world’s top athletes and their team officials representing various participating nations, international dignitaries, the Games officials and not to mention millions of supporters and fans.

The aim of this International competition is to design a temporary, freestanding information pavilion within the world famous Trafalgar Square in the Heart of London during the 2012 Games. The competition hopes to achieve the following:

_Encourage and reward design excellence at a small scale which integrates function, structure, details
and the spirit of the games.
_Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an information pavilion that will be used by visitors during the games.
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifing the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.

Monument Circle Competition. Indianapolis.

Monument Circle is the state's most recognizable and visible public space, a sight and destination recognized around the world. Indianapolis is sometimes known as "The Circle City," courtesy of Monument Circle. Often referred to locally as simply the "Circle," it lies at the heart of our state, city and Downtown. Monument Circle is where we gather to celebrate, commemorate and show our guests who and what we are. As an event city of ever-growing stature, Indianapolis is a true host to visitors from around the country and, increasingly, the world. For these reasons and more, Monument Circle is an increasingly important destination and unique public space.

At its center is the century-old Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Important sites and architecture, spanning eras, generations and styles, surround the monument, including cultural and religious institutions, hotels and businesses. Here you'll find everything from a world-class symphony orchestra and one of Indianapolis' oldest churches, to headquarters for world corporate leaders in health insurance, broadcast, finance, technology and utilities. The streetscape currently combines public art, fountains, trees, plantings, cafes and shops to welcome pedestrians while traffic flowing around the Circle adds energy and access to the experience. Monument Circle is multi-functional and accessible to vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and even horse drawn carriage traffic. From time to time, vehicular traffic is restricted to accommodate temporary special events.

Visit web site for more information http://www.monumentcircleidea.com/

PAISAJES EMERGENTES: Congreso Regional Las Américas IFLA.

La ciudad de Montevideo, capital del Uruguay, será la sede del próximo Congreso de la Región IFLA Las Américas para el año 2011, año que celebramos el Bicentenario de nuestro proceso de emancipación.

La Asociación Uruguaya De Arquitectura De Paisaje (AUDADP) co organiza junto a la International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) este evento que del 27 al 29 de octubre próximo convocará a profesores y estudiantes, profesionales e investigadores, dedicados o interesados en la temática del Paisaje desde las distintas disciplinas, en todas sus escalas y modalidades, tanto en lo referente a las realizaciones como en lo relacionado a lo conceptual y metodológico.

Durante los días 27 y 28 de octubre, las conferencias magistrales ofrecidas por disertantes internacionales y nacionales, la presentación de ponencias y otras actividades programadas para este Congreso tendrán como sede al Hotel Radisson Montevideo. Las Visitas Técnicas previstas se realizarán durante el día sábado 29 de octubre.

Mas informacion en http://www.paisajesemergentes.com.uy/

p-public. encuentro internacional espacio público

p-public. encuentro internacional de profesionales emergentes sobre espacio público.

Chania, Creta 3-6 Junio 2011.

Tras el éxito de la anterior edición de p-public, la Architects Association of Chania organiza este año un encuentro sobre espacio público. Consiste en dos días de ponencias y presentaciones en el Center for Mediterranean Architecture en Chania, de estudios de arquitectura emergentes de Grecia y el extranjero. Durante el mismo, una serie de eventos e instalaciones en la ciudad de Chania aspiran a cambiar temporalmente o permanentemente, el paisaje urbano, natural y diseño de la ciudad. La entrada al p-public es gratuita.

Aquí podéis ver las propuestas expuestas en la edicion 2010 en PDF
más información www.p-public.gr

concurso < 40 paisea

1er concurso internacional de ideas. entorno del castillo de buñol.

paisearevista plantea la convocatoria de un concurso internacional de paisajismo para profesionales menores de 40 años / estudiantes de último curso o PFC, anónimo (bajo lema) en el entorno del Castillo del municipio de Buñol, Valencia, España.

colaboradores: COACV arquitectespelpaisatge, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la UPV y Ayuntamiento de Buñol.

patrocinadores: Escofet e iGuzzini.

consultas: concurso@paisea.com

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