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Stefano Boeri Architetti-led team wins Genoa's Parco del Ponte competition

Stefano Boeri Architetti, Metrogramma Milano and Inside Outside have won the design competition for the regeneration of the area underneath Renzo Piano 's replacement for the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, which collapsed in August last year. The Parco del Ponte competition was launched in March to regenerate the local area and create new public services, including a park, sports facilities, a public square, cycle and pedestrian infrastructure and a memorial for victims of the bridge collapse. The Boeri-led project
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New OMA-designed KaDeWe is part mall, part hotel and part park

OMA will design the new KaDeWe department store in Vienna, having won a competition with a design that combines shops, restaurants, a hotel and a rooftop park. Described by the developer Signa as "a modern version of a traditional department store with a mix of shops, restaurants and hotel," the project will involve the conversion of an existing building, La Rinascente, which is split into two volumes, with retail at the front and a hotel at the rear. The complex
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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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The Yongsan park site is bigger than Central Park

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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Calvin Tsao (left) and Zack McKown launched Tsao & McKown in 1985

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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A view of Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore, designed by WOHA to have 15,000sqm of greenery – double the area of the site

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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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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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 latest concept design for the West Kowloon Cultural District was unveiled in July 2014

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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Atelier Ten is working on the expansion of SFMOMA

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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