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Olafur Eliasson, Gehl and Sebastian Behmann team up to turn Copenhagen road into car-free city park

A team of architects have revealed plans to transform a multi-lane road in central Copenhagen into a green and car-free city park. The project will turn a famously congested passage to an inviting living space, where "nature is merged into the urban space". The road will be replaced by trees, water, wildlife and illuminations, with the aim of creating a new recreation area in the middle of the Danish capital city. As well as a place for tranquility and contemplation,
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Copenhagen's 'parkipelago' project looks to redefine public parks

A project involving hand-crafted islands on the Danish capital Copenhagen's waterfront is set to create a completely new genre of public parks. Described as a "parkipelago", the Copenhagen Islands project will involve a number of islands being distributed to suitable locations around the city's inner harbour, with the aim of providing people moveable, floating, public spaces which will be free to explore and conquer. During summer, the islands will be distributed to unused parts of the harbour, serving as "adventurous
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Kengo Kuma and K2LD to create Singapore Founders Memorial

Kengo Kuma & Associates, working with K2LD Architects, have won a competition to create the Singapore Founders’ Memorial with a design that "draws from monuments of the past and the context of the present to create a space for the future." The Founders' Memorial International Architectural Design Competition was launched in January 2019. It sought an integrated building and garden experience, with exhibition galleries, landscaped spaces and art installations, as well as stories about Singapore’s first generation of leaders. The
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WOHA's Dhaka uni campus will be a lush park oasis

WOHA Architects are creating a new campus for BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that will be set in a park and offer a variety of spaces for culture, recreation and social interaction. The vision is for an inner-city campus that is sustainable and sensitively integrated with nature, employs tropical design strategies to accommodate the climate and provides students with an innovative environment for learning and leisure. When it's completed in 2021, the 5ac (2ha) site will be split into upper
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Landscaping skills have been lost recently in the Middle East, says Frederic Francis

Frederic Francis believes a drop-off in landscaping skills is one of the main challenges facing landscape architecture as a discipline in the Middle East. Speaking to CLAD about the challenges of practising in the region, he said: "The first one is the harsh climate, which makes things harder to grow than in Europe. Also, we frequently build landscapes from scratch, where nothing exists other than barren, desert land. "Although there’s an ancient culture of gardening in the Middle East, in
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MVRDV's Tencent campus design is a smart city wrapped in nature

MVRDV 's design for a new campus for Chinese technology firm Tencent is, in reality, an urban district in which for employees to live, work and play, with cutting edge smart city technology and nature deeply integrated into its design. Tencent began plans for a new headquarters shortly after completing their current headquarters in Shenzhen, China, due to the speed on its growth. Located the city's Qianhai Bay area, MVDRV's proposal includes 2 million sq m (21.5 million sq ft)
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The Green Heart at the centre of the Marina One development in Singapore

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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The Yongsan Park project will see a military installation replaced by a public 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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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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Manica are working on a new home for a future NFL team in Carson City, Los Angeles

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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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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The building, with its urban farm, is nestled into a popular residential area of Shanghai

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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West Kowloon Cultural District

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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