This Week on Landscape Design:
- The 28. Října Square (October 28th Square): Town council decides to hold an architecture competition to create an open public space suitable for all the types of activities.
- Netzvilla: a climbing frame resembling a multi-story villa, creating a play space almost eight meters high aims to revitalizethe interior of Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.
- Cyan’s landscaping capitalises on the ideal location, using different types of plants and architecture to turn this residential complex in Singapore into a luxurious garden.
- Park Groot Schijn is an example of good community-driven design. This just shows how the joint efforts between local residents and designers can have beneficial results for everyone.
- Designers transform metered parking spaces into temporary mini-parks, or parklets.Whether it’s simply a new place to sit and relax, or play a game, parklets will draw a crowd.
On Industry News
- The Think Brick Awards celebrates design excellence in the use of clay brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles by Australia’s best architects and designers.
- The Urban Land Institute has launched an ideas competition to re-imagine Sydney’s main street, George Street, which some believe to be Australia’s first.
- Good news to Australian Dog lovers. Melbourne apartment projects will soon be home to what is being called the country’s first private dog park.
- Local councils across New South Wales may have lost 20 percent of their open space over a period of 10 years, according to government data.
- Victorian government through planning minister Richard Wynne will take over planning for major projects in the city of Geelong for major projects to end several decades of planning deadlock.
On Industry Events
- 22 August – Ballarat International Foto Biennale | Festival | Victoria
- 25 August – Peter Stutchbury’s 2015 Gold Medal | Tour | Sydney
- 28 to 30 August – The Sunday Mail Home Show | Exhibition | Brisbane
- 29 August – Superhouse: Architecture and interiors beyond the everyday | Exhibition | Sydney