Published: December, 2014
The winner was Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon by LDA Design, a design that showed that the "landscape-led" approach is the right approach and should be the only approach.
Swansea Tidal Lagoon is the world’s first purpose-built tidal energy project that captures the large tidal range of Swansea Bay for energy production. Visitors to the area will enjoy landscaping that features a framework concept of design that defines objects and operational needs.
Meanwhile in Australia, we learn from Architecture and Design (Australia) how a group of landscape architects have created an installation that questions the role of parks in the built environment. Landscape architects from RMIT University’s Office of Urban Transformations Research (OUTR) created a ‘pop-up’ park at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress 2014. The installation (click here to view) aims to inspire and at the same time challenge the understanding of what a park is and perhaps might be. Featuring trees suspended in tree planters at height, the concept is geared to inspire the ‘reverence which we generally attribute to the natural environment”, according to Senior Lecturer, Craig Douglas.
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