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Co-designing the future of Trafalgar Park with Square One Landscape Architects | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

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”.

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Plan and vision for Trafalgar Park in Woodstock

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 […]

Vibrant green public at Thornhill Park, Green Point.

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.

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WATCH: Cape Town Skatepark under a bridge opens

Winner of the PLAYscapes international design competition, the Cape Town Gardens Skatepark has opened to skateboarders across the city.

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The spaces below: Freeways and highways for people?

“Big infrastructure” in our cities, has at times, literally and figuratively disconnected and torn apart people, communities and spaces. But some projects are turning things around by embedding activity and public life into the dark and unfriendly spaces below elevated highways and rail tracks.

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5 inspiring stories of public space

What are some of our favourite and most inspiring public space projects and stories from around the world? Here are 5 of them!

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Cape Town calls for proposals for a “Design Park”

Cape Town seeks proposals for a Design Park in the heart of The Fringe District.

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London’s Olympic Park

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:Awarded:1st place – Project 147 Arch. William (Bill) Hanway AECOM

Rio 2016 Olympic Park Competition:
Awarded:
1st place – Project 147
Arch. William (Bill) Hanway
AECOM do Brasil Ltda.
England
2nd place – Project 131
Arch. Ron Turner
Group “Aquele Abraço”
USA
3rd place – Project 119
Arch. Tomás Almeida Fernandes Salgado
Risco, Projectistas e Consultores de Design, S.A.
Portugal
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1st honorable mention – Project 126
Arch. Camilo Cortesão dos Santos Pinto
Portugal
2º honorable mention – Project 102
Arch. James Grose
BVN […]

Redevelopment plans for Athlone’s Nantes Park undeway. If we consider the broader context in w

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.