Topotek1’s Martin Rein-Cano to speak at Greenwich

The Landscape Architecture programmes at the University of Greenwich will continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a lecture by Martin Rein-Cano, founder of Topotek1. Martin will deliver a Hawksmoor International Lecture on Thursday 18th February at 6:30pm. In his lecture Martin Rein-Cano will be presenting a Topotek 1 project, Superkilen in Copenhagen. Superkilen is a public park in the cultural diverse neighbourhood of Nørrebro, Copenhagen. As a reflection … Continue reading Topotek1’s Martin Rein-Cano to speak at Greenwich

Greenwich Landscape Architect wins International Competition

FFLO have won an international competition to design a transparent sauna in Toronto. Their design for the Winter Stations competition has been selected from 368 entries to be built this February. James Fox, director of FFLO and landscape architecture design tutor at the University of Greenwich, describes the project: “This transparent polycarbonate sauna for three offers a hot steamy experience on the frozen beach for those who … Continue reading Greenwich Landscape Architect wins International Competition

Sugar Tax? No need at Greenwich – just honey from the roofs

Pure Greenwich honey is for sale today in the Stockwell Street cafe. The honey is from the apiary on the roofs of Stockwell Street, the new University of Greenwich building in London. The building incorporates 14 innovative landscape roofs which create a living laboratory where the sustainability of new ideas in landscape architecture are tested. The 14 different landscape roofs, equivalent in size to 12 tennis courts, include … Continue reading Sugar Tax? No need at Greenwich – just honey from the roofs

Stirling Prize Nomination for a ‘very public university building’

The new Stockwell Street building at the University of Greenwich, home to the landscape architecture programmes, has been nominated for the Stirling Prize. The building which has 14 green roofs, large design studios, gallery and workshop spaces opened in 2014 and is located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Maritime Greenwich. See the RIBA website for more details or visit us in Greenwich to see … Continue reading Stirling Prize Nomination for a ‘very public university building’

Ed Wall to join workshop on Metropolitan Food Patterns, Expo Milan 2015

Ed Wall, Academic Leader Landscape at the University of Greenwich, will deliver a workshop on metropolitan food patterns, together with Jacob van Rijs and Hui-Hsin Liao (MVRDV) and Pedro Ortiz (Senior Urban Planner of World Bank). The workshop forms part of the Metropolitan Food Patterns event, co-organised by the Politecnico di Milano and Tunghai University of Taiwan, an east-west dialogue relating to the themes explored in the … Continue reading Ed Wall to join workshop on Metropolitan Food Patterns, Expo Milan 2015

Stockwell Street selected in RIBA best buildings of 2015

The Stockwell Street building at the University of Greenwich has been selected by the RIBA as one of the best buildings of 2015. Described as a ‘delightful building’ by the Daily Telegraph the building hosts the the Department of Architecture and Landscape alongside the main university library, exhibition spaces, workshops and fourteen experimental green roofs. Continue reading Stockwell Street selected in RIBA best buildings of 2015

Student Competition: History of the Future

IFLA (the International Federation of Landscape Architects) has launched a student competition in advance of its world congress in Russia in June. The competition will share the topic of the congress, which will be ‘History of the Future’. The organisers say, ‘The aim of the competition is to promote reflections on challenges and opportunities of the past, the present and the future for the landscape … Continue reading Student Competition: History of the Future

Submit portfolio or dissertation for Landscape Institute Student Award

Registration for the 2015 Landscape Institute Awards ends 30th April 2015. Graduates should register to submit their dissertation or portfolio for the student awards. What can I enter? The 15 categories are listed above. These include student categories which are free to enter. This year, a new category ‘Design for a Temporary Landscape’, has been created in response to the increasing number of temporary/meanwhile use projects that … Continue reading Submit portfolio or dissertation for Landscape Institute Student Award

William Hague MP opens Greenwich building with “biggest learning green roof in Europe”

First Secretary of State, the Rt Hon William Hague MP praised Britain’s universities as “one of our nation’s most distinctive contributions to the world” as he officially opened the university’s new Stockwell Street building on Tuesday 9 December. The former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs toured the building’s facilities, discussing the 24-Hour East of Eden project with Nic Clear, Head of Department Architecture and … Continue reading William Hague MP opens Greenwich building with “biggest learning green roof in Europe”

The Observer reviews the new building

Rowan Moore, writing in The Observer, describes the confidence of the new Stockwell Street building at the University of Greenwich and the opportunities of the green roofs for the landscape architecture students: ‘A significant part of the school is its programme of landscape architecture, and these spaces are intended to be open-air laboratories for testing ideas, while also being outdoor extensions of the grand playground … Continue reading The Observer reviews the new building