Mark Saint Pôl of Square One Landscape Architects explains how Trafalgar Park, the 3 hectare park located between Woodstock and District 6, presented “a unique opportunity to create a unifying civic space in a physically and financially divided community”.
Image credits : Square 1 Landscape Architects
Trafalgar Park is a substantial park with a rich cultural and archaeological heritage.With the help of the communities of Woodstock and District Six, an Integrated Management Framework (IMF) for Trafalgar Park has been developed which will help to drive the vision for the beautification, landscaping and heritage upgrades of […]
Why community parks can improve the health of a neighbourhood : The case of Thornhill Park | FUTURE CAPE TOWN
How can community parks make for healthier neighbourhoods in all ways? Thornhill Park in Green Point was recently re-opened after a transformation which included the collaboration of the City of Cape Town, Blok, Future Cape Town and the newly formed Friends of Thornhill Park.
Winner of the PLAYscapes international design competition, the Cape Town Gardens Skatepark has opened to skateboarders across the city.
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Cape Town seeks proposals for a Design Park in the heart of The Fringe District.
Take an animated fly-through of the London 2012 Olympic Park, ahead of the start of the Games on 27 July. It is one of the largest urban parks created in Europe for more than 150 years.
Rio 2016 Olympic Park Competition:
1st place – Project 147
Arch. William (Bill) Hanway
AECOM do Brasil Ltda.
2nd place – Project 131
Arch. Ron Turner
Group “Aquele Abraço”
3rd place – Project 119
Arch. Tomás Almeida Fernandes Salgado
Risco, Projectistas e Consultores de Design, S.A.
1st honorable mention – Project 126
Arch. Camilo Cortesão dos Santos Pinto
2º honorable mention – Project 102
Arch. James Grose
Redevelopment plans for Athlone’s Nantes Park undeway.
If we consider the broader context in which the park exists, it has the potential to act as a green spine conencting Athlone Stadium to the Baseball Club facilities (far right) via an integrated & pedestrianized green space.