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Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in 2016, DELVA Landscape Architec, Netherlands, Parkstad, Powerhouse Company, Rotterdam, Urbanism

Parkstad Rotterdam: How to Design a New Model of Communal Living in the City

Parkstad Rotterdam: How to Design a New Model of Communal Living in the City

Article by Giacomo Guzzon – A review of the Parkstad Rotterdam Project, by DELVA Landscape Architects,  in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Parkstad, a residential project covering three building blocks, is part of a larger master plan for the redevelopment of a derelict area in the southern part of Rotterdam. This project challenges the conventional way people live in the city, and seeks alternative solutions to encourage residents to interact with each...

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in 2015, Landscape architecture Posts, Netherlands, Openfabric

Landscapes Designed for Children – How to Go Wild and Natural

Landscapes Designed for Children – How to Go Wild and Natural

Article Bhanu Mahajan – Into the Wild shows us landscapes designed for children, by Openfabric and DMAU, in Grevelingenveld, The Hague (Netherlands) Outdoor play is about an experience, skills, health, stamina and everything else that is part of a kid’s development. But why outdoors and not indoors? While formal sporting activities strengthen them physically, playing in the wild/natural settings nurtures their creativity. But what to play, and how? The...

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Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in 2016, Delva Landscape Architects Urbanism, Landscape architecture Posts, Netherlands, Powerhouse Company

New Square Uses the Landscape to Bring Space and History Together

New Square Uses the Landscape to Bring Space and History Together

Article by Agmarie Calderón Alonso – Koningin Juliana Square, by Delva Landscape Architects Urbanism / Powerhouse Company, in La Haya (The Hague), Paises Bajos (The Netherlands) Koningin Juliana Square, by Powerhouse Company and Delva Landscape Architects Urbanism, is a proposal that will connect the train station (Den Haag Centraal) in The Hague with the square, creating a way for visitors and the community to enjoy a new kind of...

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in 2014, Campus, Eindhoven, Landscape architecture Posts, Mecanoo, Netherlands

Fontys University of Applied Sciences Provides The Perfect Campus Escape

Fontys University of Applied Sciences Provides The Perfect Campus Escape

Article by Amrita Slatch  – A review of Fontys University of Applied Sciences by Mecanoo, in Eindhoven, Netherlands. We all wish to study at an institute that gives us a very inspiring ambiance to study in. And usually, it’s the campus area that provides for such thinking. But one always wonders; what are the nuances that help shape such spaces? Spaces that not only make students feel stimulated with...

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Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in 2015, H+N+S Landscape Architects, Netherlands, Utrecht

How to Keep Heritage Alive Through a Military Museum

How to Keep Heritage Alive Through a Military Museum

Article by Mayra Rivero Bueno – National Military Museum, by H+N+S Landscape Architects, in Soesterberg, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Netherlands have already shown us that they clearly know what landscape architecture is about and the National Military Museum (NMM) in Soesterberg is not an exception. The former Soesterberg Airbase that was officially out of service on 12 November of 2008 was brought back to life in 2015 as the...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in 2011, Amsterdam, Landscape architecture Posts, Mecanoo, Netherlands

How People can Save the Landscape and Make it Social

How People can Save the Landscape and Make it Social

Article by Maria Giovanna Drago – The Westergasfabriek Terrain, by Kathryn Gustafson and Francine Houben from Mecanoo, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Westergasfabriek Terrain by Kathryn Gustafson and Francine Houben from Mecanoo, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Westergasfabriek was the largest factory which produced coal gas in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century. It’s just outside the centre of Amsterdam and towers over the landscape with its red and yellowish bricks...

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