2008年03月27日

我们的奥体公园已经完工了,伦敦的2012年奥体公园又开始大张旗鼓的进行着了。
没有新奇的,还是提倡可持续,生态啊,旧工业区改变成新的休闲区啊!呵呵,今天太累了,等那天有空找些关于这个的方案出来大家讨论一下。顺便可以聊聊我们北京奥体公园的方案哦,也是被洋鬼子拿去了!呵呵!

不过从平面的流线感还是能看出,景观奇才Hargreaves对奥林匹克的理解的,毕竟他也是大师级人马,悉尼那个也是经他之手哦!其实想想现在景观设计与建筑一样,都注重国际化,一个设计团队可以全世界的跑,这时候大师(所谓大师)就可以发挥自己的影响力了。
建 筑行业很难找到我们中国人(大师)的影子,充其量也是些过客名人(非常事务所老板们,小马同志),与真正大师还是有点距离。但景观设计,中国有自己的大师 (老俞同志),看看他的作品与影响就知道。关键是提出与别人不同的东西(土地的艺术,『大家看看书就知道』)并得到行业前沿的认可,他不仅提出自己的东 西,在与别的传统大师的对比中,并没有露掉什么,伦敦的2012奥体公园提出的生态,呼吸,多样性,工业遗址,区域改造这些概念性的东西早就在我们土人的 作品中提出并实践过……!从一定意义上,他得确走在行业的前端了,要不,人家国际组织也不会请我们老俞作评委了!呵呵!!不过可惜这样一位人才确被中国园 林协会打压(没办法,老俞一回来就枪对那些专家们)……!

(翻译不好不要见怪,注意事项就不翻译了(累了),请大家尊重我的辛勤劳动成果,转贴请注明,呵呵!!!)
世界顶尖的景观建筑师去设计有生命会呼吸的奥林匹克公园(2012年)伦敦

The ODA announced that world leading landscape architects LDA Design • Hargreaves Associates has been selected to design the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will become a new kind of park promoting sustainable and active living.
奥林匹克发展委员会发表世界景观设计师领航者乔治.合格里福斯已经被确定(选择)去设计2012年英国奥林匹克公园,这个设计将是一个充满活力的生态与可持续的公园。

The designers will develop detailed proposals for the open spaces in the Olympic Park for the Games and legacy using their combined experience designing groundbreaking parks in London, the UK and across the world, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Park.
他提议一个详细的发展计划关于在结合世界上的开创性公园(包括悉尼的2000奥体公园)的设计经验,如何设计奥体公园游戏与遗产公共空间。

The 2.5 kilometre square Olympic Park is currently being been cleared and cleaned ready for construction to start in the summer. In 2009 work will start creating the parklands and public spaces that will enhance the experience of the London 2012 Games and form the largest new urban park in London since the great Victorian era of park building.
2.5平方公里的奥体公园是最近(这个夏天)才被清理和确定为工地。2009年的工作将开始创造公园基地与公共空间,这些将增加伦敦2012年奥运会的经验和形成在维多利亚时代伦敦最大最新的城市公园。

Early plans for the legacy Olympic Park envisage nine character areas that enhance the ecology and biodiversity of the park, and create a vibrant mix of leisure and recreational activities. These will potentially include:
早些的奥体遗产公园规划展望9个个性区域,增加了生物多样性与生态化的公园,创造了鲜艳悦目的混合休闲与再创造活动。这些潜在包括:

* allotments and other food growing areas;
* meadows, wetlands, wooded valleys, orchards and viewing hills;
* new wildlife habitats;
* areas and facilities for a range of sports such as canoeing, mountain biking, climbing and cricket;
* revitalised waterways, towpaths and river walks;
* natural amphitheatres and lawns for events and festivals; and
* new cycle and footpaths connecting the Lower Lea Valley with the Thames for the first time.
×副业生产地(菜地)和别的生长食物的区域
×草场,湿地,植物流域,果园与景观小山
×新的田园栖息地
×一系列的体育设施区域,玩独木舟,骑山地车,爬山与板球
×有活力的水道,田园小道和水边漫步
×自然的圆形剧场和事件与节日的草坪
×新的单车道与步行道首次将泰晤士河与低洼的草地流域连接起来

The ODA and LDA Design • Hargreaves Associates will be consulting the public further on the detailed legacy plans in partnership with the London Development Agency ahead of a planning application later this year.
奥林匹克发展委员会与乔治.合格里福斯就遗产的进一步详细规划与伦敦发展协会进行磋商并在之后几年规划应用的中建立合伙关系。

ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said: ‘We want to create an Olympic Park that enhances the experience of the London 2012 Games for spectators, athletes and the global audience and then becomes a living, breathing new urban park in legacy. Our world leading design team will help develop our plans to transform this former industrial area into a thriving park that boosts sustainable and active living, creates new wildlife habitats and anchors the regeneration of a neglected part of east London.’
奥林匹克发展委员会的执行会长David Higgins(大卫,西格斯)说:我们想创造一个为可以带来给观众,运动员和全球观众更高感受的奥林匹克运动会和一个具有生命可呼吸的城市遗产公园。我 们世界级的设计队伍将帮助我们将一个伦敦东边被忽视的前工业区域变成一个蒸蒸日上的,可持续的,活力生命的,新的野外栖息地和再生支柱。

ODA Head of Parklands and Public Realm John Hopkins said: ‘The Olympic Park will be the centrepiece of the London 2012 Games and its legacy. It is an opportunity to create a landmark park for the 21st century. We will be working with our design team to create a groundbreaking park that provides high quality open and green space to encourage a range of sporting, leisure, social and educational activities for existing and new communities.’
奥林匹克发展委员会公共公园区域部部长John Hopkins 说:奥体公园将变成2012年奥运会与遗产公园的中心标志物。这是在21世纪创造地标性公园的机会。我们将协同我们的设计团队去创造一个具有开创性的公 园。这个公园提供高质量的开放空间与绿地,去鼓励 在这个新和使人兴奋的区域进行一系列的体育,休闲,社会与教育活动。

ODA Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism Ricky Burdett said: ‘LDA Design • Hargreaves Associates team will bring a level of imagination and skill to the Olympic Park that will create an exciting and dynamic natural environment in this fast-changing part of East London. The design team has already created some of the most elegant, modern and sculpted designs for parks across the world. The team will bring a fresh design approach to the Olympic Park that will make the most of the site’s existing natural features and water courses with confident and robust solutions for the Games and after.’
奥林匹克发展委员会主席的建筑与城市顾问Ricky Burdett 说乔治.合格里福斯的设计队伍(’LDA Design • Hargreaves Associates team)将用一个充满想象力的档次和技巧在伦敦东部快速变化中创造出一个令人惊喜和活力的自然环境。他们在世界上已经创造出一些一流的,现代和雕刻性的 公园设计。信心与使用的解决方案为奥运会和奥运会之后。他们将带来这个新鲜的设计并探讨在奥运会中和奥运会之后奥体公园的大部分的基地的令人惊叹的自然特 征与水源的实用与有信心解决方案。

LDA Design • Hargreaves Associates Managing Partner Andrew Harland said: ‘The Olympic Park is the UK’s most significant landscape project in years, and is likely to be so for many years to come. It is the centrepiece of Europe’s largest regeneration programme and will have a positive economic and social impact on the area while also demonstrating exemplar sustainability.’
乔治.合格里福斯的设计队伍的合伙人Andrew Harland说奥体公园是英国今年以及这几年没见过最大的景观方案。这是欧洲最大的再生方案的中心标志物和可持续的典范,将为这个区域经济与设计带来积极的影响。

Design Director George Hargreaves said: ‘The close collaboration with LDA Design, and the great team we’ve put together, means we can help give Britain a unique and fabulous park that will be just as wonderful for people to use after the event as it will be during 2012.’
方案负责人 George Hargreaves说:与LDA Design共同研究合作是一个很强的队伍,意味着我们可以帮英国带来一个唯一伟大的公园,对于人们来说,在将要到来2012年和奥运会之后去使用这个公园是多么美好啊!

Notes to editors:(注意事项)……

1. LDA Design • Hargreaves was selected following a competitive procurement through the English Partnership design panel. The design team includes two up-and-coming London-based design firms BBUK and Kinnear Landscape Architects and Sarah Price Landscapes. Kinnear are based in Hackney, a London 2012 host borough.

2. LDA Design has worked on many of the country’s most innovative and significant park and public realm projects including Gunpowder Park, Lea Valley, London; the People’s Playground, Blackpool seafront and has worked with the Royal Parks Agency for the last decade.

3. International landscape architecture firm, Hargreaves Associates, delivered the Sydney Olympic Public Realm and Legacy Parkland. Other major schemes include the waterfront park in Lisbon for Expo ’98 and Crissy Field, which involved the restoration of the famous San Francisco Bay waterfront.

4. The ODA has recently shortlisted for the contract to manage the landscaping of the north of the Olympic Park and will issue a contract to manage the landscaping in the south of the Park later in 2008.

5. The Olympic Park will provide over 100 hectares of Metropolitan open space in legacy.

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For further information please contact the Olympic Delivery Authority Press Office on +44 (0)203 2012 700.

2008年03月25日

 designboom met zaha hadid in cologne on january 16th, 2007

was born in bagdad, 1950. she studied maths at the american university of beirut (1968 – 1971) and then later architecture at the architectural association school (AA) in london, UK (1972 – 1977). after graduating she joined OMA (office of metropolitan architecture) and became a partner in 1977. she left to start her own practice ‘zaha hadid office’ in 1980. hadid has has lectured across europe and america, she is currently a professor at the university of applied arts in vienna. in 2004 hadid became the first female recipient of the ’pritzker architecture prize’. projects include:vitra fire station (1994) in weil am rhein, germany;rosenthal center for contemporary art (1998) in cincinnati,usa; bergisel ski jump (2002) in innsbruck, austria;BMW building (2005) in leipzig, germanya winner of many international competitions, but a number of hadid’s winning designs were never built.hadid has designed furniture and objects for swarovski, dupont, sawaya & moroni, alessi and established & sons. along with ineriors for the guggenheim museum in new york,the vienna kunsthalle, the hayward gallery in london…her work has been shown in exhibitions worldwide among the many museums, we cite here the MoMA in new york, the MoMA in san francisco and the deutsches architektur museum in frankfurt. in 2006, hadid was honoured with a retrospective spanning her entire work at the guggenheim museum in new york.
what is the best moment of the day?

it used to be very late in the evening …
if I’m in london it can be different than if I‘m somewhere else.


what kind of music do you listen to at the moment?

classic.

what books do you have on your bedside table?
none! no books at the moment.

do you read design and architecture magazines?
we have lots of these magazines in the office but we usually
don’t read them.

where do you get news from?
newspapers.

are there any clothes that you avoid wearing?
vintage clothing.
also I don’t like the masculine style, jeans.
I like issey miyake,… and black dresses.

do you have any pets?
no.

when you were a child, did you want
to become an architect and designer?

yes, since I was eleven years old.

who would you like to design something for?

it would be very interesting to design objects for everyday life,
something where the ideas that are expressed can be
launched into society. with products the form is almost the
finished piece, but with architecture its not.
I’ve also always been interested in combining architecture
with a social agenda, and I really think you can invest
and be inventive with hospitals and housing.

do you discuss your work with other
designers or architects?

within the office of course.
with other designers… I don’t like to talk about myself so much.
one discusses the ideas of friends.

where do you usually work on your projects?
anywhere.
I don’t use the computer.
I do sketches, very quickly, often more than 100 on the
same formal research.

describe your style as a good friend of
yours might describe it
virtuoso of elegance.
personal investigation, research, it’s laden with so many
ideas that one cannot extrude a single one, there is no
formal repertoire.

can I explain this?
two years ago I focused on one apartment to see how
many variations you can come up with in a given space
with the same parameters. I would work on this repeatedly
for days and you see that there is maybe seven hundred
options for one space. this exercise gives you an idea of
the degree at which you can interoperate the organization
of space, its not infinite but it’s very large.
imagine if you multiply that to the scale of a bigger space,
and the to the scale of a city.
its like a pianist constantly practicing – it’s the same level
of intensity. it increases the repertoires immensely
- its unpredictable. some people really live and work within
the same doctrine, the same diagram with the same logic.
we produce many diagrams to start with and that’s why
we have a large repertoire.

which of your projects has given you the
most satisfaction?

‘the peak project’, because that was a very important departure
for me. there are many, every time you make a discovery…
I cant really say because different projects give you
satisfaction in different ways.
the BMW centre in leipzig and the phaeno science center in
wolfsburg, they were very exciting.
I just went to see the contemporary arts centre in rome
which translates many ideas that I have been wanting to do.

can you describe an evolution in your work?
there are some very similar moments in the early work where
the focus was on drawing, abstraction and fragmentation.
then it moved to the development of ideas.
lately it has become what architecture should be,
which is more fluid organization.
there has not been so much ‘a change’ but ‘a development’
over the years.

what was the basic concept behind your installation
‘ideal house’ at this year’s imm cologne fair?

it is a reaction to an object in the middle of a building.
we felt that it had to be transparent and open the idea
was about carving away space a sort of erosion.
its like taking a volume and eroding it. it’s related to
a piece called ‘z-scape’ where the starting point is a block.
there was a big discussion in the office some years back
where we talked about carving, the act of carving away space.
it allows light to come in. this lead to thoughts on exploring
geology, archeology and topography. larger pieces are informed
by landscapes, and the erosion of them. with this house the idea
was that one can move from the chair to the bed to the sofa,
as if they were one continuous piece. its a concept of living,
as it is on two floors you can move up and down, look back
on where you have come from.
this piece is not in isolation of the other work, forms always
come out of what we are looking at, at that time.
sometimes there is a departure, but it is usually a product of
what we a researching at the time, what’s taking place at
that moment.

do you prefer open living spaces?
I think that when technology moves on maybe walls will
move, the kitchen will move. eventually you might not even
have to have a fixed place for a bathroom.
some people like to live in a house where there are three
or four rooms, all the same size, because they like to live
in a confined space.
other people might like to have an open plan house
where there is no rigidity, built walls,…
it was in the seventies in new york when people went
and took these really big raw spaces and lived throughout
the room, now there is more separation.
no-one has really invented the perfect open house … yet.
different societies use things in different ways some like
sleeping on a futon and in others it could be that the beds
are very high. it depends on the scale of the house,
the light, where the house is – if it is by the sea or in the
mountains. I think that people should be able to interpret
certain things and elaborate an architecture of space
that suits them. a platform where everything can be moved
around.

is there a designer or architect from the past that has
influenced you or that you particularly appreciate the
work of?

yes, there are a lot.
erich mendelsohn, mies van der rohe, le corbusier,
the constructivists…

and contemporary designers and architects?
many. but too many are too obsessed by method.
it becomes a dogma.

you are working in a man’s world…
like many women today, I am travelling a lot
and I work crazy hours. working on an architecture project
means perseverance. but no matter how much progress has
been made, there is still a world that for women is taboo.

do you have any advice for the young?
you have to be very focused and work very hard,
but it is not about working hard without knowing what
your aim is!
you really have to have a goal.
the goal posts might shift, but you should have a goal.

is there anything that you are afraid of
regarding the future?

yes, the conservative values that are emerging,
it may not effect architecture immediately but it will
effect society and that’s what worries me.
the world is looking more and more segmented,
the difference between people is becoming greater.
one has to strive for a very open liberal society.
know what it is that you are trying to find out.

2008年03月23日

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We were fortunate enough to get a sneak preview of the latest edition of AnOther Magazine, which as per usual is chock full of the stunning photography and clever editorial that always makes the book our go-to resource to find out what’s happening across the pond. From the stunning cover featuring Uma Thurman bedecked with a dramatic butterfly wing to an interview with cheeky YBAs the Chapman Brothers, there’s a lot to love. But we’re always particularly drawn to the people working on the fringes and milliner Justin Smith, accessories designer Letitia Crahay and shoe-maker Andrea Lonn, all in this month’s "Insiders" feature well, are worth noting.

Adding mops of hair, architectural details and other sculptural elements to footwear, Swedish designer Andreas Lonn’s shoes effortlessly straddle the divide between streetwear and high fashion. Unabashadly now, the tribal heels look like a mix between "Bladerunner" and "Elephant Man."

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Channeling the current neo-Edwardian vibe and elevating it to new heights of theatricality and whimsy, Justin Smith’s hats continue in fellow Brit Philip Treacy’s well-trodden footsteps. The spectacular hats in his graduation show—"feathered headresses that turned into burlesque fans, stiff hand-painted "tattooed" pigskin berets" and more—were only rivalled by the "gothic circus" of jugglers, midgets and acrobats that made up the event. The man’s got quite the armsfull of tattoos to boot.

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Having cut her teeth studying architecture and art directing Olivier Theyskens (and as a consequence dressing Madonna), Laetitia Cahay made the leap into designing by joining ranks at Chanel. "The more you create, the more creative you become," she says.

When it comes to creating the landscape design for your home and garden, no one is better suited that you are to come up with a concept. After all, it is your property and you know better than anyone else how you and your family most enjoy using the spaces in the garden and the lawns around your home. The best landscape design always starts with the wants and the needs of the family.

If you are planning to improve the landscaping around your home, then the best thing you can do is gather everyone around who enjoys using the lawns and the gardens and have a brainstorming session. Have everyone feel free to throw out their ideas no matter how off-the-wall or unrealistic they may seem. Sometimes those “out there” ideas are the ones that will inspire the whole direction of the landscaping design project.

Starting off the landscape improvement plans this way will give you a number of great ideas for the ways that the family can make the most of the “outdoor living room.” This can be a really fun exercise for the family to do together and it will probably generate some new ideas. The results will be an attractive garden landscaping plan that will also be a very special place to gather for family fun and action.

Of course, there are always situations when it is difficult for a family, especially one that has members with strong opinions, to come to an agreement about the best way to approach the project. In these kinds of cases you can always look to professionals to help finalize your ideas. Landscape architects and landscape contractors can provide wonderful resources, helpful and creative ideas for your landscaping concept, and can often help families find compromising solutions, if there’s a disagreement over the plans for the garden or yard.

The University of Guelph is hosting LABash08, an annual conference for landscape architecture students from across North America, Feb. 21 to 24.

The conference was started in 1970 by three Guelph students and since then has been held at 40 universities throughout Canada and the United States.

This year, U of G will host the conference for the fifth time.

"Generations of landscape architects from across North America fondly remember their LABash experiences as being important to their professional development and just a great time to meet students from many of the other 70 schools," said Prof. Maurice Nelischer.

"Guelph’s international reputation as one of the leading landscape architecture schools is due in part to its continued involvement in LABash. Through the hard work of our student volunteers, we will again host more than 800 students who will take back positive impressions of the University."

The theme of this year’s three-day event is "Frontiers of Landscape Architecture." The conference includes two dozen speakers who will focus on the different frontiers of the profession, projects, technologies and the environment.

Lecture and workshop topics include green roof design, urban growth and the value of countryside, making the most out of garbage, regreening cities, low-impact and green approaches to development, and integrating digital technology into landscape architecture.

A/E Clients Still Hiring In An Unstable Economy

In some industries, at some firms, you would never know that there is a major economic slowdown going on in the US economy.  The Fed keeps lowering interest rates, oil prices are skyrocketing, the dollar is approaching and all-time low and home foreclosures are the worst they have been in decades. I know I am not saying anything everyone doesn’t already know, but why then are Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Engineering firms across the US still hiring?

In my experience with the recruitment industry, finding the right people at the right time can be key to making a successful hire.  Yes, the economy is faltering, but what better time to find that right person who your firm has been missing.  Over the past three months the majority of the firms I work with have asked to begin searches, or alter the search parameters, with the intent of looking for a key person who might be working in an unstable firm or even worse, have recently been laid off.  Candidates are always and will always be looking for that next opportunity to advance their career, in good times and in bad.  Selling your firm, the workload, and the backlog of work becomes increasingly more important in these times.  Candidates want to feel confident that they are making the right decision and joining a firm who will be able to support them and the work they bring in over the next few years. 

Why is it that some firms are able to prosper in down times?  Proper planning.  It is that simple.  Economic slowdowns are inevitable in the United States.  Always looking forward to the future and maintaining those “down the road relationships” can make or break a firm in the A/E industry.  The best business development associates and firms will be able to sell their designs and continue moving forward.  Buildings will always need to be built, landscapes designed, roads and highways updated or constructed and sustainability is at its peak even with a recession looming.

In a stable or unstable economy the best firms focus on what is working and devote a fair amount of time to what is not and how to make it work.  When candidates show up for an interview they are interviewing the firm as much as the firm is interviewing them, the picture that is painted can make or break a deal.  Firms can use the economy as an excuse prohibiting them from taking on new people or they can use it for what it is, an opportunity to reassess the firms needs to better set them up to succeed in the future.

If you are are firm leader or employee in an architecture, landscape architecture, or engineering firm I would like to hear how/ if the economy has effected your firms growth and selling ability.  I can be reached by phone at 508-393-4933 ext. 15 or jsimeone@sullivankreiss.com.

2008年03月16日

Olympic Sculpture Park

he Olympic Sculpture Park transforms a nine-acre industrial site into open and vibrant green space for art. This new waterfront park gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Admission is free.

he Olympic Sculpture Park evolved out of a mutual commitment of the Seattle Art Museum and the Trust for Public Land to preserve downtown Seattle’s last undeveloped waterfront property. In 1999, the museum purchased property on Seattle’s central waterfront from Union Oil of California (UNOCAL) with private and public funding. To make the future park complete and accessible to the waterfront, SAM later acquired an additional property (10 Broad St.) with the support of the

Design Selection
In 2001 SAM selected New York-based WEISS / MANFREDI Architecture / Landscape / Urbanism  from an international pool of 52 applicants.  Their design vision expressed a dynamic integration of landscape, architecture and urban design, which they had successfully achieved in previous projects. City of Seattle and King County and leased part of the

Evolution of Site
The Seattle Art Museum resolved to return the site as much as possible to a functioning ecosystem, while providing a unique setting for outdoor sculpture and public recreation. This was no small task given a century of change amidst the state’s largest urban environment. The project’s lead designers, Weiss/Manfredi, developed an innovative Z-shaped configuration connecting three parcels into a series of four distinct landscapes. This design afforded a wide range of environmental restoration processes, including brownfield redevelopment, salmon habitat

Design Vision
Weiss/Manfredi Architects designed a continuous and constructed landscape for art. Their vision was to transport art outside the museum walls and bring the park into a landscape of the city. This new topography offers environmentally diverse settings for viewing art, the city of Seattle and Puget Sound.

Their design for the park grew out of a desire to embrace the city’s energy and create collaboration between art, landscape, architecture and infrastructure. Weiss/Manfredi transformed three separate sites, creating an unfolding landform sculpted to rise over existing road and train lines.

 restoration, native plantings and sustainable design strategies. Alaskan Way right-of-way.

The Olympic Sculpture Park celebrates a site remarkable for its dual connections to the city and the surrounding region. These connections are also reflected in a series of precincts that create several distinctive, archetypal landscapes found in the Pacific Northwest.

Discover the park flora.

The Valley

Adjacent to the PACCAR Pavilion and the Gates Amphitheater, the Valley is an evergreen forest most typical of the lowland coastal region, featuring tall conifers such as fir, cedar and hemlock, and flowering shrubs and trees associated with moist conditions. Living examples of ancient trees once native to Washington, such as the ginkgo and majestic metasequoia (Dawn redwood), are also found. Flowering perennials, groundcovers and ferns define forest edges and pathways.

The Henry and William Ketcham Families Grove

The Grove is a forest of native aspen that defines the park’s transition from city to shore. Although most closely associated with the dry landscape east of the Cascade mountains, it is also found in dry coastal sites in the Puget Sound region. The Grove, with its understory of native currant and iris, dramatically reflects the changing seasons, in contrast to the Valley’s continuously green backdrop.

The Barry Ackerley Family East Meadow and
the Kreielsheimer North Meadow

On both sides of Elliott Avenue, Meadow landscapes with expanses of grasses and wildflowers meet the bordering sidewalks to achieve the “fenceless” park that SAM conceived from the start. Both the Meadows and the Grove were intended as regenerative landscapes that provide flexible sites for sculpture and artists working in the landscape.

The Shore

At the Shore and newly created beach, plantings support habitat for salmon recovery, enhance public access and generate interest in the Puget Sound’s unique shoreline ecosystem. The naturally developing tidal garden features kelp, algae and other intertidal-zone plants that are revealed and concealed with the changing tides.

Stephan Pauleit, PhD – Stephan is Professor in Landscape Planning at the Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, University of Copenhagen, where he leads the research group in Landscape Technology. He has developed a special interest in urban landscape planning and landscape ecology. In his PhD, he developed an approach to assess the environmental performance of urban morphology types for urban planning. Further research projects focused on urban nature conservation and the role of the urban green infrastructure to adapt cities to climate change. He has participated in European Union COST actions E12 "Urban Forests and Trees", C11 "Greenstructure and Urban Planning". Currently, he is engaged in the European FP6 Integrated Project PLUREL on strategies for sustainable peri-urban land use relationships, the EU AsiaProEco project on policies and tools for ecological urban forestry in China and 2BG – Black, Blue and Green on developing new approaches for the sustainable management of urban water systems.