Visitor centre occupies thin concrete bridge over wetland park in China

A visitor centre designed by Trace Architecture Office for a park in Rongcheng, China, is a long and thin concrete bridge complete with a lighthouse-like viewing tower clad in wooden shingles. Called Bridge House, the centre is located to the north-east of Swan Lake Park, Shandong Province, where it faces out onto the wetland landscape […]

LAVA and Aspect Studios to add Central Park to Ho Chi Minh City

Elevated walkways and sunken gardens with sculptural energy-harvesting “trees” will define LAVA and Aspect Studios’ Central Park masterplan in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Due to begin construction in 2020, the scheme by LAVA and Aspect Studios is the winning design of an international competition that invited architects to transform the existing September 23 Park […]

NOMA sculpture garden extension features outdoor theatre and submerged walkway

Landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand has cut a pathway through water as part of its extension to the sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art. Measuring six acres (2.4 hectares), Reed Hilderbrand’s addition doubles the size of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art […]

SHoP and Ken Smith convert Manhattan’s Pier 35 into an eco park

US firms SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Workshop have turned a sliver of land along the East River into an ecological park featuring gardens, a faceted metal screen and a rocky beach that serves as habitat for mussels. Just south of the Lower East Side neighbourhood in Manhattan, Pier 35 sits along the East River and […]

Fatkin, Patrick McEvoy and PATRI create city parklets in central London

A decommissioned black cab and curb-side art gallery are among the mini parks designed by the London-based architects and designers as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. The three miniature landscaped spaces, designed by architecture studios Fatkin and PATRI and artist Patrick McEvoy, are dotted across the capital’s historic financial district. The city parklets […]

Henning Larsen unveils plans to revive Esbjerg Bypark

Henning Larsen has revealed plans to revive a neglected park in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark, by extending an existing amphitheatre to create a giant staircase between the city and its port. Spanning 30,000-square-metres, the Esbjerg Bypark project proposes restoring and enhancing the park’s existing features, including a grassy amphitheatre and concrete bunkers, to create event […]

Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms State Park coloured with rainbow flag for Pride Month 2019

The staircase leading up to the Louis Kahn-designed Four Freedoms State Park in New York City has been covered with a huge rainbow to celebrate Pride Month this year. Large decals, or stickers, temporarily adorn the 24 granite steps that lead to the island’s Four Freedoms monument on Roosevelt Island, which was designed by late American […]

Mutuus Studio converts industrial artifact into Acid Ball installation in Washington park

A large, steel sphere sourced from a shuttered paper mill has been repurposed by Seattle firm Mutuus Studio as an installation in a waterfront park in the Pacific Northwest. The Waypoint installation, locally known as Acid Ball, is located in the new Wayfront Park, which stretches along a revitalised waterfront in Bellingham – a coastal city in […]

BIG unveils park-covered highway for Brooklyn’s waterfront

Architecture firm BIG has unveiled a proposal to overhaul a portion of New York City’s Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, known as the BQE, with a public park that covers a subterranean roadway. Revealed today, the BQP is a comprehensive roadway and park plan focused on the historic neighbourhood of Brooklyn Heights close to Downtown Brooklyn. BIG developed […]

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