What are the ten best designed landscape projects in London?

  What are the best contemporary landscape architecture projects in London? Well, let’s see… 10 – The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park designed by LDA Design and Hargreaves Associates. This park was built for the 2012 London Olympics and is being reconfigured following the games. The design incorporates the signature land forms that can be seen in much of the work of George Hargreaves. The South Plaza of the park was … Continue reading What are the ten best designed landscape projects in London?

Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Internship of the Week – West 8

If you are looking for an internship or year-out position over the coming year don’t look beyond West 8. Check out their invitation below: West 8 urban design & landscape architects is continuously looking for trainees for minimum period of 6 months. In order to apply as a trainee at West 8, you have to be in School or University and, where necessary, have a valid working/residence … Continue reading Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Internship of the Week – West 8

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

Planting the new Governors Island park

The new 30 acre park on Governors Island, New York, is taking shape. As reported in the New York Times this weekend, the design by Landscape Architects West 8 offers views across the bay while simultaneously playing with elevations and landforms. The island that sits just off the southern tip of Manhattan is managed by The Trust for Governors Island. It is open to the public throughout … Continue reading Planting the new Governors Island park