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Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in 2006, Hargreaves Associates, Landscape architecture Posts, Park, Tennessee, United States

How This Toxic Industry Site Turned into an Environment-Protecting Wonder

How This Toxic Industry Site Turned into an Environment-Protecting Wonder

Article by Sophie Thiel Chattanooga Renaissance Park, by Hargreaves Associates, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Abandoned and closed industrial sites are classified as special design projects for landscape architects. These sites often involve specific hazards, such as contaminated soil, which landscape planners have to deal with in a creative way. Renaissance Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was one such troubled site. For nearly a century, it threatened to contaminate the surroundings and the...

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in 2006, Conservation Design Forum, Green Roof, Inc., Landscape architecture Posts, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, United States, Washington

Rethinking the Urban Space with the ASLA Headquarters

Rethinking the Urban Space with the ASLA Headquarters

ASLA headquarters, by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. and Conservation Design Forum, in Washington, D.C. The ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) green roof project seeks to demonstrate the environmental benefits of green roofs, as well as to showcase what landscape architects contribute to this type of project. Located on the rooftop of the headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects in the heart of Washington D.C., the...

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Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in 2006, Albères, Cemetery, France, Landscape architecture Posts, Marti Franch (EMF)

How Big of a Role Do Landscape Designers Play in Cemetery Architecture?

How Big of a Role Do Landscape Designers Play in Cemetery Architecture?

Cemetery de Laroque des Albères, by Marti Franch (EMF), in Laroque des Albères, France. As a landscape architect, when you are working on a new project, you get the sense that you are molding the respective space with its distinct personality. The challenge is often related to finding the right angle in order come up with a final result that is as meaningful as it is possible. The project...

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