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First glimpse of Manchester's new urban park by Studio Egret West

New images have been released of what will become the first new public park in Manchester, UK, in more than 100 years. Called Mayfield Park, the new urban green space has been designed by landscape architects Studio Egret West. It will be part of the £1.4bn Mayfield regeneration scheme – one of the largest in the UK – led by the Mayfield Partnership, a public-private venture comprising regeneration specialist U+I, Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and developer LCR
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Architects 10 Design reveal plans for ambitious Edinburgh city centre plans

International architecture practice 10 Design has revealed its design concepts for an ambitious redevelopment of Edinburgh’s city centre. The project will transform the former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) site on Dundas Street into a first-rate mixed-use development, which will create a new urban centre, providing a significant addition of public realm, including hotel, retail, residential and office components. The development will replace the existing car park and the ex-RBS office with a new integrated development that respects its unique
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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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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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Lyons transform car park into integrated park, square and events space - and car park

Lyons with Aspect Studios, have transformed a car park in Melbourne, Australia, into a 10,000sq m (107,600sq ft) urban park with nine distinct areas and two levels of car parking retained underneath. Prahran Square was conceived to provide much needed new open public space in the Prahran suburb of the city, which has the second-lowest amount in the state of Victoria. it combines a park, a square and a network of pathways with access at its corners to provide a
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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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FaulknerBrowns are involved in the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project and have designed the water sports centre and oyster hatchery

Interview: FaulknerBrowns

Mike Hall

"If I was a diver, I couldn’t wait to be poised on the 10m platform so close to the spectators in such a dramatic intimate environment."

Mike Hall, sports partner, talks about FaulknerBrowns' innovative designs for the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre
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A rendering shows the mezzanine in the Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida, which opens in 2016

This is Miami

"The idea of selling a better lifestyle has been rooted in everything that has happened in Miami over the past 80 to 100 years. Chad Oppenheim"

It’s always been a city with a big personality and the new projects taking shape in Miami are as bold and ambitious as ever. Alice Davis investigates
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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"

White elephant or a new model for development in Hong Kong? Christopher DeWolf takes a look at the ups and downs of the $1.8bn waterfront project
FEATURE
Miami Design District’s luxury flagship stores

This is Miami

"The idea of selling a better lifestyle has been rooted in everything that has happened in Miami over the past 80 to 100 years. Chad Oppenheim"

Among the most stylish cities in the world – with an attitude to boot – Miami is booming. Alice Davis rounds up the projects taking the South Florida city to a whole new level

Miami’s diverse people and history are reflected in its architecture, from its famous 1930s Art Deco District to its glamorous skyscrapers, condominiums and hotels – there’s no place for feeble architecture
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The £65m dry sport facility in Den Haag will include a 3,000-seat elite arena and a sports academy

Interview: FaulknerBrowns

Mike Hall

"If I was a diver, I couldn’t wait to be poised on the 10m platform so close to the spectators in such a dramatic intimate environment."

Newcastle-based architects FaulknerBrowns have made their name as specialists in providing complex sports venues. We talk to senior partner Mike Hall about the practice, his career and the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre, which opens at Aberdeen Sports Village later this year
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