currents

  • Topos_obituary_Corajoud

    Michel Corajoud 1937 – 2014

    Michel Corajoud was one of those who invested a major portion of their time to redefine the role of landscape architecture. The profession lost a masterful landscape architect and generous teacher.

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  • Park at Nordbahnhof designed by Fugmann Janotta, photo: Philip Winkelmeier

    25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    On November 9th, Berlin celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Federation of German Landscape Architects (BDLA) takes this occasion to call attention to the many new green spaces and parks that have been created in Berlin since.

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projects

  • The third and final section of the Highline in New York City, the Rail Yards is now open to the public. Design: James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio+renfro and Piet Oudolf. Photo: Chris Tramutola

    Highline: The Rail Yards now open

    The Rail Yards, the third and final section of the Highline in New York City by James Corner Field Operations, differentiate itself from the previous sections in not only design but also in playfulness, ties to it’s history, and views.

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  • A Pedestrian’s Haven: the redesigned Place de la République. Photo: Clement Guillaume

    Place de la République, Paris

    Due to its exceptional size, its symbolic dimension and its location in the city, the Place de la République occupies a special place in Paris. The redevelopment of the square is based on the concept of an open space with multiple urban uses.

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reviews

  • Topos_The_City_as_Interface

    The City as Interface

    Does the implementation of new media technologies enable emancipation and new forms of social participation? Or is “surveillance” the defining motive? Martin de Waal discusses these and other issues in his book.

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  • Topos-Cover_88_The_Narrative

    Topos 88 – Narrative of Landscape

    Landscapes and places tell their stories to those of us who are able to decipher them. The articles in this issue ranging from short stories to films and dramas, question the narrative of the landscape.

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  • Topos_New_Orleans_under_Reconstruction_Cover

    The Crisis of Planning

    „New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning“ gives an insight into the challenges of urban planning today. The book presents an imposingly rich anthology of voices.

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Competitions

Marine Education Centre Malmö, view from the sea, image: NORD Architects

Marine Education Centre Malmö

NORD Architects Copenhagen has won the competition for a new Marine Education Centre in Malmö, Sweden. The winning proposal for the new centre blurs the distinction between architecture and landscape.

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Events