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Atelier YokYok Designs an Enchanting String Installation in Cahors

Atelier YokYok has created an immersive experience of string and light for their "Shooting Vaults” installation at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Cahors, France. Created in collaboration with Ulysse Lacoste and Laure Qaremy, the project will be on display through the month of June.

In the Center of the Volume. Image Courtesy of Atelier YokYok + Ulysse Lacoste Installation in Cloister. Image Courtesy of Atelier YokYok + Ulysse Lacoste Centroid of Courtyard. Image Courtesy of Atelier YokYok + Ulysse Lacoste Visitor within Installation. Image Courtesy of Atelier YokYok + Ulysse Lacoste

HPP Selected to Redesign Cologne's University of Music and Dance

HPP Architects has won a competition to extend the campus of Cologne's University of Music and Dance. Chosen over 13 entries, the winning design will enclose a site in the Kunibertsviertel, close to Cologne’s railway station, and transform it into an "attractive" urban area. The plan, deemed by the jury to be a "clear example of a successful urban remedy," also calls for the conversion of an existing building into an animated concert and dance hall. 

6 Finalists Announced for ULI’s 2015 Urban Open Space Award

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has selected six finalists for the 2015 Urban Open Space Award competition, which recognizes public spaces that benefit and revitalize their surrounding communities. This was the first year that ULI expanded the program to include global submissions.

“The submissions from this year are representative of how quality urban open space has become more than just an amenity for cities,” said jury chair Michael Covarrubias. “The international diversity of the projects is reflective of how developers continually work to meet global demand by the public for the inclusion of healthy places in cities.” See all of the finalists after the break.

Mayer/Reed, Snøhetta and DIALOG Selected to Design Oregon's Willamette Falls Riverwalk

For the first time in 100 years, Oregon’s Willamette Falls will open to the public, with a Riverwalk proposed by Mayer/Reed, Snøhetta and DIALOG. The second largest waterfall in the US, Willamette Falls has a diverse history, and the proposed design seeks to celebrate and amplify the power of the falls, weaving the pedestrian through its rich cultural and geological history.

The final destination of many west-bound pioneers on the Oregon Trail during the 1800s, the falls also served as a gathering spot and source of fish for Native Americans. During the 19th and 20th century, it was an industrial powerhouse, accommodating woolen, lumber, flour and paper mills, and a brick making operation. Yet after the bankruptcy of the Blue Heron Paper Mill, the site has been inhospitable to the public, haunted by empty industrial buildings.

Kaukari Urban Park / Teodoro Fernández Arquitectos

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Venecia Recreational Park / Jaime Alarcón Fuentes

© Rodrigo Meza
© Rodrigo Meza
  • Architects: Jaime Alarcón Fuentes
  • Location: Temuco, Temuco, Araucanía Region, Chile
  • Urban Team: Rodrigo Ibañez, Valeria Constanzo, Franco Gonzalez.
  • Social Team: Rodrigo Ibañez /Valeria Constanzo, Franco Gonzalez.
  • Area: 8400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Meza

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Rakafot School’s Grounds / BO-Landscape Architects

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Genoves Park's Lookout and Protection Building / José Luis Bezos Alonso

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Building 303 / Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Area: 8800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt

Open Call: Our Future With/Without Parks 2105

The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA) will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in May 2015, and is pleased to host an international competition for design proposals envisioning future Tokyo with/without parks in 2105, 90 years from today.

Grorudparken / LINK arkitektur

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Revitalization of Spikeri Square and Daugava Waterfront Promenade / Arplan + A plus Architects

  • Architects: Arplan, A plus Architects
  • Location: Maskavas iela 6, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
  • Team Leader, Main Architect, Member Of The Board, Head Of The Office: "ARplan" - Rolands Bruzgulis and "A+" - Dace Kalvāne
  • Area: 57582.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Aivars Silins, Ilze Denisova

© Ilze Denisova © Aivars Silins © Ilze Denisova © Aivars Silins

Student Accommodation / Wuyang Architecture

  • Architects: Wuyang Architecture
  • Location: Jian Chuan Lu, Minhang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Project Architect: FENG Lu
  • Engineering: SRIBS
  • Area: 975.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: SU Shengliang

© SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang

Dunham Pavilion at Aurora RiverEdge Park / Muller&Muller

  • Architects: Muller&Muller
  • Location: 360 North Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505, USA
  • Architect In Charge: David Steele, Mark Vrba, Susan Johnson
  • Area: 1733.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Muller&Muller

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Dragonfly Park / V-architecture

  • Architects: V-architecture
  • Location: tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
  • Area: 6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Oki Hiroyuki

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Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho

  • Architects: Ricardo Camacho
  • Location: Shuhada Park, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido