Green spaces are going to play a big part in the twisting skyscraper, Green Spine, in Melbourne, but figuring out how to grow plants in the clouds took some serious work.
he company behind the development, Shenzhen Qianhai Development and Investment Holding Co., is trying to protect at least some green space for its denizens, so it tapped Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to design an elevated sky garden that runs nearly a mile through the district’s buildings.
Meet the skyline rebel. This eye-popping red and green tower in Singapore’s largely monochromatic village of high-rises, is anything but conventional.
The new skypark project will be made from timber, have a green roof and a double façade to reduce noise pollution and energy use. It will also use photovoltaic panels to generate energy and collect rainwater.
The multimillion revamp of Green Square library and the 19-storey ”stacked forest” designed by famed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma are setting a new bar for Waterloo’s reinvention.
Brimbank City Council in metropolitan Melbourne recently released an online tool that uses 360° technology to innovate how they undertake community consultation for new projects.
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Landscape Architects need to consult an engineer as a first step.
National action on supporting green roofs is too slow
SCOTTISH cities are rich in history and heritage, attracting international tourists and revenue. But with the Scottish urban population growing at record rates, with most residing in the central belt and urban areas, work needs to be done to ensure the high quality of life and living spaces in major towns is preserved.