Iain Sinclair to lecture at University of Greenwich

The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Iain Sinclair :: Nicholas Hawksmoor and ‘The Man of the Crowd’: Watchfulness and Agitation Around the Pattern of East London Churches Thursday 17th November 2016, 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] Free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis A consideration of the presence of the Hawksmoor churches, as referenced by Charles Dickens and others, … Continue reading Iain Sinclair to lecture at University of Greenwich

The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Richard Martin :: We are the Institution: On Contemporary Museums

Thursday 20th October 2016, 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]  Free and open to the public on a first-come-first-served basis What do we want from museums today? How might the spaces and programmes of the museum reflect shifting political and social concerns? What role can architecture play in creating and engaging museum visitors? This talk considers the role of museums in the twenty-first century, examining … Continue reading The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Richard Martin :: We are the Institution: On Contemporary Museums

“Out of this world” opportunity for landscape architects

Following publication of Ordnance Survey mapping for the surface of Mars in February, the Landscape Institute has been asked to assist with development of landscape character assessment of sections of the Mars landscape. Under the United Nation’s Outer Space Treaty, international law applies on Mars; however a regulatory framework for development does not exist. Following an initiative discussed at the latest International Extraterrestrial Liberty Conference, … Continue reading “Out of this world” opportunity for landscape architects

This Thursday – Topotek1’s Martin Rein-Cano to speak at Greenwich

We hope to see you on Thursday to join the Landscape Architecture programmes at the University of Greenwich as we continue to celebrate our 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 … Continue reading This Thursday – Topotek1’s Martin Rein-Cano to speak at Greenwich

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