New Exhibition shows Jellicoe’s ambitions for Soho

Almost Lost: London’s Buildings Loved and Loathed opened this month at Wellington Arch. The exhibition by English Heritage presents striking designs for London by leading designers and planners. Included in the exhibition is a 1954 scheme for Soho by the landscape architect and former lecturer at the University of Greenwich (then Thames Polytechnic), Geoffrey Jellicoe. If you see the exhibition let us know what you … Continue reading New Exhibition shows Jellicoe’s ambitions for Soho

Double Awards for Greenwich Landscape Graduate

Greenwich graduate Bethany Gale has been recognised in two prestigious awards this year. In November Bethany was highly commended in the 2013 Landscape Institute Awards for her outstanding design portfolio, while earlier in the year her project, Reclaiming the Canalside, was shortlisted for the RIBA Forgotten Spaces 2013 Competition. Bethany Gale graduated from the MA Landscape Architecture programme in 2012 and currently works for BDP. Continue reading Double Awards for Greenwich Landscape Graduate

“Green Greenwich” named best in sector for sustainability

The University of Greenwich has won the prestigious Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development. The judges said that they chose the university from a shortlist “full of heavyweights” in recognition of the university’s “remarkable achievement” of “attaining and sustaining a standard that not just matches best practice elsewhere but introduces its own innovations”. They commended Greenwich’s “permaculture” change framework, developed by … Continue reading “Green Greenwich” named best in sector for sustainability

Unnatural Futures

From genetically modified foods to zombie apocalypse, concerns about the future are increasingly reflected in contemporary media, policy and culture. An unnatural future is being shaped by rapidly escalating anxieties about the social, cultural, environmental and technological risks that now pervade everyday life. This climate of fear and uncertainty about the future requires careful consideration around how best to respond and intervene in debates, discussion … Continue reading Unnatural Futures

The Manhattan Grid Expanded to Every Point on Earth

For those of you who miss the exactness of the New York City gridiron you can find your place relative to the grid on the Extended NY website. The website extends the New York City grid of streets across the planet, so you can be in New York while you are also in London. You will see from the image that our new building at … Continue reading The Manhattan Grid Expanded to Every Point on Earth

Biodesign exhibition in Rotterdam

Living trees support houses and bridges; mushrooms replace synthetic foam for packaging and insulation; leaves grow into decorative patterns inside glass tiles. For a forthcoming exhibition at The New Institute, curator William Myers has selected dozens of projects that illustrate new ways to harness living systems for art, design and production. Biodesign: On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity will run from 27 September through 5 … Continue reading Biodesign exhibition in Rotterdam

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

Teams announced for National History Museum competition

Last week the shortlist of teams was announced for redesigning the grounds of the National History Museum. They include: * BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with Martha Schwartz Partners * Grant Associates with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios * Niall McLaughlin Architects with Kim Wilkie * Land Use Consultants (LUC) with Design Engine * Stanton Williams Architects with Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects. For more information see the … Continue reading Teams announced for National History Museum competition

Landscape architects invited to design a new garden city

The organiser of the second Wolfson Economics Prize is inviting landscape architects to enter the competition to come up with the best proposal for a new garden city.   The competition’s £250,000 first prize will be awarded to the entrant offering the best answer to the question: ‘How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?’ ‘Landscape architects should … Continue reading Landscape architects invited to design a new garden city