For designers, Earth Day invokes environmental sustainability, the ever-evolving process of adapting designs to nature’s scarcity. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite projects that take sustainability in stride. If these inspire you, follow the links to see the complete case studies and learn more about their work!
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Chris Roberts, Pacific Coast Land Design, PCLD, sustainability, The Monte Rosa Hut, Atsushi Kitagawara, Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, Earth Day, ETH Zürich, Kingsway Primary School, McGregor Coxall, National 9/11 Memorial, Old Town Newhall, Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture, Quattro Design Architects, parramatta city centre
The team at PWP Landscape Architecture, a 35-year-old landscape architecture firm led by Peter Walker, began their recent work in Sydney in 2009 when they were selected to lead the public domain strategy for Barangaroo, a globally significant, 22-hectare waterfront renewal project along Sydney Harbor. In 2015, Barangaroo Reserve was the first phase in the three-district master plan to open, with Barangaroo South and Central to follow. The Reserve project re-creates “Millers Point” headland in its original location by transforming a concrete container port into a six-hectare naturalistic park with over 75,000 plantings native to the Sydney region.
Topics: Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture, Sydney, Clinton Climate Initiative Development Program, C40 Climate Positive Development, Barangaroo South, Barangaroo Central, Barangaroo, Sydney Harbor, Barangaroo Reserve, David Walker
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently announced the winners of the 2012 Professional Awards, which honor the top public places, residential designs, campuses, parks, and urban planning projects from across the U.S. and around the world. Nemetschek Vectorworks is pleased to announce that several Vectorworks software users are among the winners, including PWP Landscape Architecture, The Office of James Burnett, and Reed Hilderbrand LLC.
Topics: 2012 ASLA Professional Awards, Office of James Burnett, Reed Hilderbrand, American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA, Landmark, Landscape, Peter Walker, Project Highlight, PWP Landscape Architecture, Sputnik Architecture
Peter Walker, FASLA, has become a legend in his own time. One of the leading landscape architects in the Modernist movement, Walker was chosen to help design and build the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City, and his list of accolades continues to expand.
Topics: ASLA Medal, Centennial Medal, Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Landmark, Landscape, National 9/11 Memorial, Notable User, Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture