Winning Royal Docks Landscape Project – Congratulations to Bethany Gale and Sarah Tolley

Following our post yesterday that Bethany and Sarah, both gradates from the MA Landscape Architecture programme at Greenwich, were shortlisted for the Landscape Institute’s Royal Docks Competition, they have been announced as overall winners. They saw off strong international competition from professional practices and students. Studio Engleback, Baharash Architects and students Christos Diplas and James Hartwell were the four runners-up. The judges said: ‘This has a sense … Continue reading Winning Royal Docks Landscape Project – Congratulations to Bethany Gale and Sarah Tolley

Hat-trick for Greenwich landscape graduate

Bethany Gale and Sarah Tolley have been shortlisted for the Landscape Institute (LI) Royal Docks competition. Bethany, a landscape architecture graduate from the University of Greenwich adds this shortlisting to her previous success with LI and the RIBA competitions. The winners will be announced this week at Ecobuild tomorrow. Silvertown Docks by Bethany Gale and Sarah Tolley proposes to use the existing  Silvertown Docks to provide … Continue reading Hat-trick for Greenwich landscape graduate

Enter the Summer of Student Innovation competition

This year’s Summer of Student Innovation competition is now open. The competition offers the chance for students to create technology solutions that could change our education landscape, and provides £5000 grant funding to them to transform their ideas into prototypes. Students can come from a single discipline or from across disciplines. Last year,  a University of Greenwich team of students were successful in getting their idea funded, … Continue reading Enter the Summer of Student Innovation competition

Match the designer to the design: who is responsible for the Natural History Museum landscape designs?

The Natural History Museum has released images of the five concept strategies put forward by the shortlisted teams vying to win the design competition to reshape the Museum’s grounds and reinvigorate its public setting in the heart of London’s South Kensington. The shortlisted teams, comprising architects in collaboration with landscape architects and other sub-consultants (not listed here), were announced in November 2013 and include: BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with … Continue reading Match the designer to the design: who is responsible for the Natural History Museum landscape designs?

Former Greenwich student wins ASLA Award & Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize

Greenwich lecturer Tom Turner congratulates former graduate for winning design. Congratulations to Marti Franch and Estudi EMF and an apology from me for having only just discovered that he won the 2012 Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize – for EMF’s  Restoration of the landscape of Tudela – Cap de Creus, awarded at the 7 European Biennial of Landscape Architecture. The design is presented in a beautiful … Continue reading Former Greenwich student wins ASLA Award & Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize

Designing for Free Speech: International Competition

Theatrum Mundi, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, New York, has launched a “Designing for Free Speech” challenge. The challenge asks architects, designers, activists, artists — and anyone interested in imagining new spaces in the city for free expression — to identify public spaces in New York City and propose re-designs that transform them into places that activate the rights enshrined in the … Continue reading Designing for Free Speech: International Competition

Working with floods: leading landscape architecture & urbanism approaches

As the South of England continues to be inundated with storms, The Landscape side-steps the political finger-pointing to present leading initiatives to working with water, projects led by Landscape Architects, Urbanists and Designers. 1. On the Water: Palisade Bay – This research project explores the patterns of storms on the East Coast of the US and their impact on the New York bay. The research established the … Continue reading Working with floods: leading landscape architecture & urbanism approaches

Student wins Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing

It has been announced that Razna Begum, as Student of the Department of Architecture and Landscape, has won the Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing by the RIBA for her project Grunewald’s Athenaeum. Chris Kelly, another Greenwich Student, also had his work included in the RIBA Medals exhibition. The Department is obviously delighted by this award and feels it recognition of the successes we have … Continue reading Student wins Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing

Greenwich graduate shortlisted for Society of Garden Designers award

A Greenwich graduate has been named as one of just three finalists in a national competition to reward outstanding work in design. Matt Cairns, who graduated from the University of Greenwich this year, is one of only three finalists in the Student Award category. He was nominated for his redesign of the Calverley Grounds public park in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. His design centres on the … Continue reading Greenwich graduate shortlisted for Society of Garden Designers award

Phase 1 of Governors Island design completed

Last month the first phase of Governors Island was officially completed. The master plan, designed by West 8 following an international competition, is being built out in several phases. The Trust for Governors Island is leading this ambitious redevelopment of the 180 acre island on the southern tip of Manhattan – with public space and parks at the core of the plan. West 8 beat … Continue reading Phase 1 of Governors Island design completed