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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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MAD Architects transforming Milan's abandoned railyards into nature-inspired leisure districts

MAD Architects have unveiled an ambitious plan to reinvigorate seven of Milan’s abandoned and dilapidated railyards into a series of interlinked green parks and new leisure communities. Extensive landscaping runs throughout the project, while new residential, commercial and public developments will be “grafted into the landscape” in the form of MAD’s trademark organic nature-like structures. The railyards will be collated into three main villages formed around a repurposed freight warehouse. MAD's proposal is called ‘Historical Future: Milan Reborn for Scali
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SOM reveal designs for mammoth Bangkok district

International architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) have revealed they are designing the largest ever private-sector development in Thailand: a 16-hectare mixed-use development called One Bangkok. Development firms TCC Assets and Frasers Centrepoint Limited have unveiled plans for the mammoth scheme in the heart of the Thai capital. One Bangkok, located adjacent to the city’s Lumphini Park, will be formed of hotels, shops, public spaces, offices and residences – with an estimated 60,000 people to live and work in
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Tulips and triangles star at Mecanoo's elegant gateway to 'the Garden of Europe'

Tulips, timber and triangles are at the heart of an elegant timber gateway created by architecture studio Mecanoo for Keukenhof – one of the world's largest flower gardens. The 79 acre park, located in the Dutch town Lisse, is popular among domestic and international tourists who travel to see Keukenhof’s impressive selection of flora and fauna. Approximately seven million flower bulbs are planted there annually and it is nicknamed ‘the Garden of Europe’. Mecanoo were tasked with creating a transition
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The pool at Parkroyal on Pickering is set amongst lush plantlife, which can be explored via a network of pathways

Interview: Richard Hassell, WOHA

Richard Hassell says his firm follows a “do no harm” philosophy

"We believe it's essential to maintain the ratio between building density and naturally calming environments"

Richard Hassell tell us how buildings can bring wellbeing to people, even in high-density cities
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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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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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 Manica-designed main sport and entertainment facility at Shantou Sport Park, China

Interview: David Manica

David Manica founded Manica Architecture in 2007

"The SEED concept works toward the legacy solution as a starting point"

Rethinking the stadia legacy challenge
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Bing Thom’s Xiqu Centre is purpose-built for Chinese opera performances

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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Inspired in part by 
New York’s High Line, the project was conceived to make the city greener

Seoul Skygarden

MVRDV’s Winy Maas on Seoul’s new linear park
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Visitors can observe life taking place on the roads and streets below Seoullo 7017

Seoul Skygarden

The mayor of Seoul, Won-soon Park, has officially opened a 983 metre long botanical ‘floating walkway’ along a transformed city highway
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