Thursday 15th October 2015, 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] In 2016, the Royal Museum’s Greenwich will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Queen’s House with a programme of refurbishment and redisplays. Designed by Inigo Jones in 1616 for James I’s wife, Anne of Denmark, the House is the first classical building in the country and an acknowledged masterpiece of seventeenth-century architecture. The Queen’s … Continue reading Christine Riding :: The Queen’s House, Greenwich: Past, Present and Future?
21 July – 9 August 2015 The latest exhibition at the Royal Academy showcases the twenty-five most outstanding projects shortlisted for the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space, which aims to draw attention to interventions that give priority to access over barriers of every kind and encourage appropriation by citizens. Free entry, no need to book. Continue reading Shared Cities: European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014
University of Greenwich alumni Martí Franch and lecturer Elizabeth Anne Williams write for the latest issue of Kerb. Practitioners of landscape architecture tread the line between creator and curator. Kerb 21 explores how the global condition is influencing practitioners, their methods and the dynamic that exists in the discipline between the established and multidisciplinary practices. This issue of Kerb aims to initiate a diverse discourse on how … Continue reading Leading lecturers and alumni featured in Kerb 21
Foster + Partners is seeking a landscape architect to join its team in Battersea, London. Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world. Based in London, with offices worldwide, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings on six continents. Since its inception we have won more than 620 awards for excellence. Foster + Partners believe … Continue reading Job of the week: Landscape architect at Foster + Partners
Rebuild by Design unveiled the final proposals from the ten Design Teams to improve the physical, social, economic, and ecological resilience of communities throughout the Sandy-affected region. The teams developed these proposals over the last five months in partnership with local stakeholder coalitions, incorporating research, analysis, and feedback from thousands of participants. Read more about it… Continue reading Rebuild by Design Winners
Building Design report that ‘Heneghan Peng’s new School of Architecture and Construction for the University of Greenwich will host 14 roof gardens, including ponds, teaching spaces, beehives and even a couple of vineyards – the first permanent algaeponics installation in the UK…’ Read more Continue reading Building Design reports on the Hanging Gardens of Greenwich
Tom Turners review of the garden designs at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014 includes comments on Greenwich students’ best-ever year for Chelsea medals Cloudy Bay Sensory Garden designed by Gavin McWilliam & Andrew Wilson (not a Greenwich student but formerly a member of staff) The Mind’s Eye Garden designed by LDC – the concept was by Tom Prince (a MA Landscape Architecture student in 2014) … Continue reading Greenwich landscape students medals at 2014 Chelsea
Soapbox, the winning design by Greenwich graduate Chris Moss, proposed an idea to enable healthy commutes (walking, running and cycling) by providing public showers using harvested rainwater and solar heating. Created from reused shipping containers, the units would also be social centres with their wi-fi and gardens. Solar panels would provide both electricity and shade. The elements would, said Moss, provide symbiotic relationships: A storage tank … Continue reading Chris Moss takes top prize at Green Infrastructure Week event
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?
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