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Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in 2016, Belgium, Beringen, Carve, Landscape architecture Posts, OMGEVING landscape architecture urbanism

How an Old Mine Became a Inspiring Play Landscape

How an Old Mine Became a Inspiring Play Landscape

Article by Emily Sinclair – Play Landscape be-MINE, by Carve and Omgeving (design) and Krinkels (contractor) in the town of Beringen, Belgium. Many of our society’s past practices have created scars in our landscape, such as post-industrial sites which are unusable due to contamination and dangerous conditions. Lately, these sites have become grounds for renewal; projects which revitalize and reinvent the site from a wasteland to a landmark –...

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Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in 2014, Belgium, Brussels, Espaces Mobilites, Landscape architecture Posts

New Green Route Transforms Neglected Embankment

New Green Route Transforms Neglected Embankment

Article by Tahío Avila Les Quais – Ville De Bruxelles, by Espaces Mobilites, in Bruxelles Centre-ville, Brussels, Belgium. On the edge of the Senna River and right of the city center lies the new “green route” of Bruxelles: a safe pedestrian and cyclist green route developed to encourage recreational leisure and increase gatherings and activities in the zone. This long-neglected embankment has become a place that enhances the quality of...

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Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Amsterdam, Belgium, Brazil, Britian, China, England, London, Netherlands, New York, Utrecht

What Makes a Good Bicycle Path? : Part 2

What Makes a Good Bicycle Path? : Part 2

This is a must read on what makes a good bicycle path and follows on from Part 1. Many countries take the Netherlands as example when creating much needed bicycle infrastructure. In the previous article we had a look how that Dutch bicycle infrastructure came about. How are various cities around the world going forward with the implementation of bicycle infrastructure? What makes a good bicycle path? Find out...

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Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Belgium, Brussels, Landscape architecture Posts, OMGEVING landscape architecture urbanism, Squares

How the Award-Winning Kardinaal Mercier Square Has Transformed the Image of a City

How the Award-Winning Kardinaal Mercier Square Has Transformed the Image of a City

Kardinaal Mercier Square, by OMGEVING landscape architecture urbanism, Jette, Brussels, Belgium. It is necessary to consider function and aesthetics equally when looking at a well-designed project in landscape architecture. Take the city square: The square has always been the apple of its city’s eye. So many activities happen around a square — people hanging out, enjoying, relaxing; a square portrays the vibe of the city. Designing a square involves...

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in 2013, Antwerp, Landscape architecture Posts, Maxwan architects + urbanists, Parks

World Class Example of Community Driven Design at Park Groot Schijn

World Class Example of Community Driven Design at Park Groot Schijn

Park Groot Schijn, Maxwan architects + urbanists, in Antwerp, Belgium. The Park Groot Schijn is an excellent example of how collaborations between local residents and designers can yield beneficial results for everyone involved. A group of designers including Maxwan, Karres & Brands, and Ten Ten worked with residents of both Antwerp and the District of Deurne to create a masterplan that encompasses a wide range of activities and programs that benefit...

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