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Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens by DSDHA
For nearly two decades, the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (FoVPG) have defended this historically significant park, protecting it from the pressures arising from the huge scale of development that surrounds it. In 2005 the FoVPG and Lambeth Council commissioned DSDHA to develop a long-term framework plan for the regeneration of the Gardens and environs. […]
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Exchange Square by DSDHA
A major new public park for the City of London, suspended above the tracks of Liverpool Street Station, the creation of Exchange Square marks a significant milestone in a seven-year collaboration between DSDHA and British Land that has successfully transformed the public spaces of Broadgate. Well-being and inclusivity were vital considerations throughout the design process, […]
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Public Spaces for the Dance House Helsinki by Nomaji
Dance House Helsinki, a building dedicated to the art of dance, opened at the beginning of 2022. Dance House Helsinki is a major cultural project in the city that amplifies the already diverse range of events and the culture of the former industrial site of Cable Factory. As a result of the project, the environment […]
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The Harish Forest Park by BO Landscape Architecture
The right to experience Nature in the city We were all standing around a long line of small saplings – rows of pink summer savory, Syrian Acanthus, bristly hollyhock, shrubby germander, and wild barley, along with many other species. “How will we be able to identify them with all the weeds that will be sprouting […]
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Skatepark Zadar by DOMS Architect
Masterplan: The skatepark in Zadar has been planned as an integral component of the newly envisioned activity park “Novi Bokanjac”. The main concept for the whole area focuses on creating a serene environment with minimal impact on the existing natural surroundings. This project emphasizes the integration of spaces for diverse age groups, fitness levels, and […]
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Wadanggari Park by Arcadia Landscape Architecture
With a narrative based on the resilience of the Wadanggari (banksia), Wadangarri Park is the only park in Australia built over a railway line. Completed over live rail, adjacent to a major arterial road and bus-rail interchange and in close proximity to commercial and residential properties, this highly complex project is the result of innovative […]
a young boy is playing in the water fountain at an outdoor play area with stairs and benches
Petite Saussaie by paysarchitectures
In 2021, the “project for the resurgence of the Petite Saussaie source, project management for the development of a green link in « priority geography » brings back one of the historic sources of Vitry-sur-Seine. Previously buried and piped, the spring water now flows in the open air following its course over 150 meters in […]
two people are jogging down a path in the middle of a park with trees and bushes
The Urban Green
A former Parking Lot Has Been Transformed Into a Two-Acre Public Green Serving as the Center of a New Community Central to the Reno Entertainment District (RED) is The Urban Green, a dynamic public space containing a variety of outdoor areas that facilitate community events, around which the modern urban district is arranged. Inspired by […]
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Sjödalsparken by LAND arkitektur
Slightly secretive, the popular Sjödalsparken is located behind the center of Huddinge, a suburb to Stockholm. For the residents of Huddinge, the park serves as a green living room, integrated in everyday life as a passage on the commute to work, as a gathering point for picnics or just for socializing in weekends. Throughout the […]
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Vårbergstoppen by LAND arkitektur
Vårbergstoppen is one of Stockholm’s artificial hilltops and a popular recreational area in Vårberg, Skärholmen. The area is designated to become an important park as the city is densified. LAND has been responsible for the new playground in the park. Located by the new central entrance the playground has been designed around two themes relating […]
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City Park De Motten by Sweco Belgium
Renovated city park ‘De Motten’ with disclosure of the Jeker River in Tongeren. The renovation of ‘De Motten’ as a recreational City Park with full disclosure of an historic branch of the Jeker River is a good example of how water can give the transition towards climate adaptation and quality of life a solid boost […]
an aerial view of a parking lot in the middle of a large field with trees and buildings
Tenstadalen by Nivå
Tenstadalen is a park covering a large area in the valley between Tensta and Spånga. The park is one of Stockholm city’s Greener Stockholm projects with the aim of creating renewed green spaces for visitors all ages. The assignment involved early stage community dialogues with residents and local groups to capture opinions and wishes around […]
two children are playing in the pond at the park
Shaul Park by BO Landscape Architects
Secret of the Garden | On renovating Ramat Gan’s Shaul Park in the spirit of the historical garden “The garden was installed with a predetermined plan in mind, tailored to the area and the general natural landscape. On entering the garden, there is a lush carpet of green grass shaped like a pretty hill. Groups […]
two children are sitting on the edge of a small pond and looking at some water
Shaul Park by BO Landscape Architects
Secret of the Garden | On renovating Ramat Gan’s Shaul Park in the spirit of the historical garden “The garden was installed with a predetermined plan in mind, tailored to the area and the general natural landscape. On entering the garden, there is a lush carpet of green grass shaped like a pretty hill. Groups […]
a group of people standing in the middle of a circle with rocks and plants growing out of it
Still Alive by Wagon
a large pool with steam rising from it and trees in the background on a cloudy day
Zurich Airport Park by Studio Vulkan with Robin Winogrond
some rocks and trees in the middle of a field with white flowers on it's side
Sankt Gallen Museum of Natural History Park by Robin Winogrond
there are many street signs in front of a building with statues on the side of it
The Voice of Memory by Robin Winogrond
children's play area with playground equipment and trees in the backgrouds
Vårgården by Nivå
a wooden bridge over a body of water surrounded by trees and bushes on a sunny day
Farsta Strandpark by Nivå
people are walking around in front of a building with many trees and bushes surrounding it
Campus Roche, Central Park by Bryum
two people sitting on the grass in front of a tall building with trees and buildings behind them
Tinel park by OMGEVING
an aerial view of a park in the middle of a city with lots of trees
Carl Nielsens Allé by WERK
From Asphalt Jungle to New Oasis Previously, ‘Carl Nielsens Allé’ at Østerbro was a busy parking lot. Today, the place has been transformed into a lush urban space that the residents can enjoy every day. When it rains, the green oasis turns into a beautiful water basin, contributing to the area’s flood protection. The circular […]
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Hubland Park – Landesgartenschau Würzburg 2018 by hutterreimann
On the site of former American military barracks on the eastern outskirts of the city, the city of Würzburg is implementing an urban conversion project. It covers an area of 140 ha with the aim of developing a new district (Hubland Nord) for 4,500 residents and an extensive university and research campus. The State Garden […]
there is a long bridge that goes over the water and has ducks swimming on it
Built on Sugar – Park am Löbauer Wasser by hutterreimann
The Park on the Löbauer Wasser river is the result of the transformation of a former sugar factory and derelict textile factories in the state of Saxony. It has been completed in the year 2012 with the event of the Regional Garden Show. As this part of eastern Germany is suffering especially hard by structural […]
a bridge that is over water with trees in the background
Bürgerpark Wernigerode by hutterreinmann
Wernigerode is a picturesque small town with half-timber buildings located at the northern ranges of the Harz. It has a legendary view of the Brocken, the highest mountain in northern Germany. Almost forgotten to its inhabitants there were seven historic fishponds on the city’s outskirts, the oldest of which from the 14th century. They lay […]
an aerial view of a tennis court in the middle of a city with lots of buildings
Plantage Potsdam by hutterreimann
Plantage Potsdam-multi coded: From Lenné to Max Dortu The historical ground is one of three green-dominated squares in the heart of Potsdam part of Potsdam’s inner city preservation area. The former swampland was used since 18. century as a mulberry plantation (Plantage). During urban extension in Baroque times, the area was used for military and […]
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Dwaalster Park Vijversburg by LOLA
Park Groot Vijversburg is a romantic public park with a growing art collection located in the north of the Netherlands. The park is broadening its boundaries and is ambitious to become a national destination. The design gives a contemporary interpretation to two new park chambers, which link the historical park, a post-war recreational area, and […]
two people riding bikes in front of a fenced area with tall grass and plants
Park Poelzone Westland by LOLA
Park Poelzone combines nature development, water storage, new recreational route structures, large-scale relocation of homes, and the restructuring of greenhouse horticulture. With the ambition to transition 21 ha into a recreational and ecological nature-driven space for humans and animals, LOLA Landscape Architects made the definitive design for Poelzone Noord. Park as a natural route An […]
a red walkway with trees and buildings in the background on a hill top overlooking a city
Forest Sports Park Guang Ming by LOLA
Since its completion in 2020, the forest and sports park Guan Ming (CN) became a destination for the Big Bay area. Located in a metropolitan region known for its success in innovative industries, the park stands out by strongly emphasizing sorts and ecology. Comprised of two Research & Development centers, the Guang Ming Town Forest […]
an aerial view of several white buildings with green roofing on the top and bottom floors
Education Campus Freiham by Uniola
The Freiham Education Campus with four schools has been in use since September 2019. A central, public park between the school buildings links the district center, the adjacent sports park and the Freiham landscape park. The park is open not only to the 3,500 pupils, but also to all residents of the neighboring districts. Background: […]
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Elinor-Ostrom Park by Uniola
In the Elinor-Ostrom-Park, we have created a captivating design that utilizes a network of trees to define open clearings. These clearings offer picturesque views of the surrounding urban areas and the elevated railway line. Acting as a spatial backbone and a conduit for urban activities, the elevated railway seamlessly connects different sections of the park. […]
an aerial view of a grassy area with buildings in the background and trees on either side
Helmut-Zilk-Park by Uniola
A new city park has been created on former railroad tracks: A grove of flowering trees surrounds the central, open meadow clearing and integrates playgrounds, tenant gardens, and a sun deck with a café as a matter of course. Profound changes in the urban fabric of the 10th district opened up the possibility of redefining […]
an aerial view of a playground in the middle of mountains with houses on each side
San Augustin | Rural Square by ELEMENTAL
The Somos Choapa initiative is a public-private partnership that brings together the municipalities of Illapel, Salamanca, Los Vilos and Canela, Los Pelambres Mining Company and the communities where its mining operation has had an impact. As part of the initiative, we conceived a vision for the region and a set of projects that range from […]
a walkway in the middle of a desert with lots of trees and bushes on both sides
Calama’s Peri-Urban Park by ELEMENTAL
The conquest of the desert. This 6 km park circling the mining city of Calama seeks to retain and avoid generating dust from the driest desert in the world (The average rainfall is about 15 mm per year) while doubling the surface of green area per inhabitant. The park also seeks to retain and avoid generating […]
birds fly over the rocky coastline at sunset
Mitigation Park and Seaside Promenade by ELEMENTAL
Against Geographical Threats, Provide Geographical Answers. On February 27th 2010, Chile was hit by an 8,8º Richter scale earthquake and tsunami. As many as 300,000 housing units were damaged; 500 people died, 100 of them in Constitución. The physical damage was followed by social unrest: people afraid of not having basic needs satisfied, started sackings […]
an aerial view of a skate park with ramps
Bridgefoot Street Park by DFLA
Bridgefoot Street Park is a story about public space, community participation, circular economy, and ecological measures, and, above all, it is a project that well reflects our growing care for social and environmental issues of urban open space in the 21st century. DFLA carefully embedded particular design approaches that have been occurring in the landscape architecture community in the past decade into a successful whole. The 'beautiful messiness' of the design language of the concrete s...
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Fantoft Central Park in Bergen by WERK
From a grey parking lot to green and blooming park. BRIEF We have transformed the area, which used to be a grey and boring car park into a green and playful park – for the pleasure of the many thousands of students who walk around the campus every day. COMMUNITY, HEALTH AND ENERGY Under the […]
two people riding horses next to a body of water surrounded by tall grass and mountains
Xiaohu Park by Z+T Studio
The name “Xiaohu” literally means “small lake“ in English. Sitting at the east of Lingshan Valley and facing the Puyang River, the lake is located in the Xiaoshan area which has 1-hour drive to Hangzhou city. The total area of the project is 6 ha, having Xiaohu Lake as a lake-loop recreation function for future […]
a woman standing on top of a wooden bridge next to a lush green forest filled with trees
Aranya Park by Z+T Studio
The Aranya Park is a 4.6-hectare park in Aranya – a large-scale coastal development centred with ecotourism in northeastern China. The aspiration of the project is beyond a provider of the recreational program with the low impact to the nature for the community but a missionary undertaking to restore fragile coastal woodland ecosystem. The park […]
there is a person walking down the path by the water and trees in the background
The Embankments of the Îles de Nantes by BASE
The development of the Loire banks is one of the major components of the urban development project on the ile de Nantes. In the first sequence towards the west (Rhuys and Hoche embankments) existing elements are highlighted (paving, site typologies, alignments of plane trees..) Activities and local culture which have gradually settled on these shores […]
an aerial view of a park in the middle of a city with lots of trees
Blandan park – Lyon by BASE
In the center of Lyon, on the old Blandan barracks built in 1830, a new 20 hectare public space opened to the public in 2013. Blandan Park offers a new urban contemporary alternative to classic public spaces in urban areas. It is an extraordinary site, long hidden from view. It is a project about memory […]
people are walking on a path near the water and grassy area with trees in the background
Atlantic Park in Santander by Batlleiroig
Public Park in La Vaguada de las Llamas A large urban park designed to represent the richness of the landscape and the diversity of vegetation that occur in the Atlantic climate. Introduction La Vaguada de las Llamas preserves and expands a large wetland of reed beds that becomes the central element of a large public […]
two people and a dog walking in the park near some trees, with stairs leading up to them
Boca de la Mina Promenade in Reus by Batlleiroig
The Boca de la Mina promenade is located in the northwest of the city of Reus, specifically in the north of the railway line and the train station. The walk has been and is an important recreational space for the inhabitants of the city. Its arrangement in relation to the nucleus, the morphology, the gentle […]
two people are standing at the entrance to a park
Moerenburg, Tilburg by MTD
new significance for industrial and culture-historical monuments In 2006 the Water Board of Dommel and the Municipality of Tilburg formulated a common ambition in their search to provide a new significance to the former sewage treatment plant (RWZI) in Tilburg East. Through the disappearance of the actual sewage treatment activity and the greater significance in […]
people walking and riding bikes in front of a building with flags on the outside wall
Campus TU/e Eindhoven by MTD
an internationally distinguished image for the University of Technology in Eindhoven The University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e) aspired to refurbish the present campus into a ‘TU/e Science Park of national importance and international stature’. To this end the university buildings have been concentrated in a compact campus and space has been created for other schedules […]
people walking on a bridge over a river
Rampart Zone, ‘s‑Hertogenbosch by MTD
new route from the rampart to the inner city In the rampart zone of ’s-Hertogenbosch a number of large spatial developments have been investigated. The most extensive plan was an underground parking facility which was initiated by the municipality. The fortifications have been designated as being a municipal archaeological monument and in view of this, […]
people are walking along the path by the water
Fortress Muiden by MTD
the future of a cultural-historical pearl Several spatial developments are being planned in and around the fortified city of Muiden. These are anticipated both within the city walls and in the surrounding landscape in an intricate environment with multiple stakeholders. The biggest developments are the relocation of the A1 to the south of Muiden, future […]
many people are walking around in the park
Molenwaterpark Middelburg by BoschSlabbers
Funding follows inspiration Reconstruction Molenwaterpark Middelburg How to tackle a commission with a mismatch between available budget and program requirements? Everything starts with inspiration! Middelburg has only one genuine urban park: the Molenwaterpark, just outside its historic city walls. The park has a long history. It started as a turning loop for ships frequenting the […]
two people sitting on the grass in front of some trees and bushes, talking to each other
Planten un Blomen by POLA
In the context of the revitalisation of the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), the adjacent park area was expanded and partly redesigned. Marseiller Promenade between “Planten und Blomen” and the “Old Botanical garden” adjoining Dag-Hammarskjöld-Platz, near the Dammtor railway station, involved the removal of a 6-metre-high supporting wall. This enabled an unobstructed view of the Old […]
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Alte Bibel by POLA
The popularly coined name, “Alte Bibel (Old Bible)” refers to the many Bible verses found on the gravestones of the former cemetery and present-day city park of Bernburg, a district town in the centre of Saxony-Anhalt. Once a gift from Prince Wolfgang to the town, the site was used for burials from 1552 to complement […]
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Palace Garden by POLA
POLA’s intention for the redesign of the Palace Garden in Osnabrück was not to reconstruct but rather to create a new interpretation of this Baroque garden which enjoyed tremendous esteem among the nobility in its day. The landscape architects undertook the transformation of a type of garden that was once radically modern and well ahead […]
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The Park of Encounters by Studio Vulkan
The new Park of Encounters for the former military base Campbell Barracks formulates an innovative weaving of narrative history and contemporary needs for an urban park. The site built by the Nazi Regime in 1937 as Grossdeutschland became an American military base and NATO Headquarters for Europe. The concept for the winning international competition entry […]
a park with trees and white flowers in the foreground, two people walking down the path
Central Green Forest Park by Hassell
From a contaminated industrial estate to a 5.5 sq km oasis of nature in the heart of Beijing, China. The Central Green Forest Park has been essential to the ecological recovery of a site that was a former chemicals factory. It has fast become one of Beijing’s most popular green spaces, playing host to an […]
a young boy is drawing on a wall in front of some flowers and grass with his hands
West Bund Riverfront by Hassell
Since opening the first of seven sections in 2021 has become one of Shanghai’s most loved destinations. The West Bund is a vibrant, revitalised destination that now attracts people from all over Shanghai as a riverside art and cultural centre, with a previously inaccessible waterfront area having been turned into a drawcard, offering a connection […]
two women sitting on a bench in the middle of a courtyard with lots of greenery
Riverside Green by Hassell
Riverside green gives Brisbane’s growing population a new open space in the heart of the city.This new ​‘green heart’ of South Bank Parklands supports Brisbane’s leisure and recreation needs at a time when inner-city population growth is putting pressure on the city’s existing parks and public spaces. Visitors can relax and gather on the riverfront’s expansive events […]
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Weiherpark Eppingen by Planorama Landschaftsarchitektur
In 2022, the Kraichgau town of Eppingen will celebrate the Baden-Württemberg Garden Show for one summer under the motto “Summer, the town and you”. As part of extensive urban development measures, a permanently green parkland will be created around the lovingly restored old town for residents and guests. With its distinctive, creamy-light lime-sandstone masonry, the […]
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Ricardo Lara Park by SWA Group
Ricardo Lara Park is a vibrant city park and a case study in landscape infrastructure. It demonstrates how a small investment and creative thinking about landscape can transform the very infrastructure that has long divided and isolated a community into an amenity that unites it, offering much-needed environmental and recreational benefits. Here, more than five […]
an aerial view of a skate park in the middle of a wooded area with trees and water
Guangzhou Innovation Park by SWA Group
“Broad, artistic gestures break the boundaries of traditional gated communities.” SWA’s design for this park, with its collegiate social atmosphere, offers a memorable place of natural respite that functions as green infrastructure. Innovation City Park project is located at the intersection of three science and innovation corridor axes in Guangzhou International Innovation City, including the […]