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3XN’s Bergen masterplan makes arena the city’s hub

Nygårdstangen Utvikling—a consortium consisting of developer Olav Thon, building management firm EDG Property and construction company Rexir— has commissioned Denmark-based architects 3XN to design a masterplan proposal for the city of Bergen, Norway. Bergen City has ambitious plans for itself as a Unesco World Heritage Site and, in response, 3XN has created an equally bold masterplan that makes a new arena the of epicentre it. Despite its World Heritage status, the city’s central area is currently is seen by locals
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SHoP Architects and First Avenue set stage for Minneapolis venue and park

A 10,000 capacity amphitheatre-cum-public park is to provide a “year-round epicentre for live music and entertainment”, according to its architects. New York-based SHoP Architects have been chosen by First Avenue Productions – the developer and offshoot of the legendary Minneapolis music venue First Avenue – to design the Community Performing Arts Center (CPAC) on the Mississippi River waterfront in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. “We focussed on creating an inclusive venue where everyone feels like a VIP,” said SHoP founding partner Gregg
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Renzo Piano’s first US residential project offers 35-acre public park

A 35-acre public park, which will also complete the Miami Beach boardwalk, will accompany Eighty-Seven Park – Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano’s first foray into the US residential market in Miami, Florida. Eighty Seven Park’s developer, Terra, is putting $10m (€8.5m, £7.6m) towards the North Shore Park transformation with plans to create an environment that will enhance the neighborhood and “bring the North Beach community closer together”. The park project is in conjunction with Eighty Seven Park and being led
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Sadiq Khan sets out vision for green London as mayor plans to make capital first National Park City

London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the UK capital to become the world’s first “National Park City”, laying out £9m (US$11.6m, €9.9m) plans to boost the number of trees and green infrastructure within the city. Called the Greener City Fund, the mayor has said he will use planning regulations to protect the Green Belt and incorporate into new developments more green roofs, green walls, rain gardens and wildlife habitats. The fund will also include the planting of thousands of trees, and
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Snøhetta unveil dramatic riverwalk design for North America's second largest waterfall

International architecture firm Snøhetta have unveiled new details of the riverwalk they are creating for North America’s second largest waterfall. For over a century, the 42ft high Willamette Falls has been cut off from public access by industrial infrastructure built along the water’s edge. Now, new public spaces are planned to offer observation points that do justice to the height and drama of the site. The design, which has taken two years to finalise – which was completed in collaboration
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Zaha Hadid Architects unveil bold Sky Park masterplan to reinvent Bratislava's industrial zone

Construction work has begun on a new Sky Park in Bratislava, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), which is set to transform a derelict industrial area of the Slovakian capital. Located southeast of the city centre, the project includes a new 20,000sq m (215,200sq ft) public park and community of more than 700 apartments, together with 55,000sq m (592,000sq ft) of office and retail space connected to the city’s tram and bus networks. The development will integrate the facades of
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There’s been a huge increase in the number of running groups, clubs and events, showing the public thirst to be more active

Active Design

"Even small changes to design can have a huge knock-on effect in terms of getting people active."

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
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The Living Room urban wellness centre in Shanghai was Octave Living’s first project

A sense of balance

"The key to a happy and successful society is a philosophy that places wellness at the heart of everything"

Calvin Tsao and brother Frederick are reviving the Chinese culture of physical and mental wellbeing with their Octave Living development company, as Christopher DeWolf discovers
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Taikoo Square features a series of terraces and two large pools

Interview: Mary Bowman

Mary Bowman studied at the University of Virginia and the Architectural Association

"Marina One was quite special in the degree of integration between the landscaping and architecture "

The Gustafson Porter + Bowman partner on the landscape projects changing the face of our cities
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Systems intergration at Chipperfield’s Hepworth Wakefield impressed Bellew

Interview: The invisible architect

Patrick Bellew, founder, Atelier Ten

"It’s a wonderful extension to the existing modernist MOMA museum by Snohetta"

Working with Zaha Hadid, Heatherwick and more, Atelier Ten helps create sustainable buildings. Patrick Bellew speaks out
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The final phase of the Governors Island park project opened in July 2016, with sloping landscapes offering views of New York Harbor

Interview: Adriaan Geuze

Adriaan Geuze

"The profile of landscape architecture has been raised by international cities competing with one another"

How the West 8 founder is using the healing power of nature on a Korean site with a turbulent history
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Visitors can observe life taking place on the roads and streets below Seoullo 7017

Seoul Skygarden

MVRDV’s Winy Maas on Seoul’s new linear park
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The landscape design is by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers, West 8 and ACLA

West Kowloon Cultural District

"We’re going into unknown territory. That’s where real innovation can occur"

It’s an ambitious experiment for Hong Kong, but will the West Kowloon Cultural District turn out to be a white elephant or a new model for development in the city?
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