Zonamerica Technology and Business Park counts with a vast percentage of green, relaxing spaces, offered to the 8000 people who work in the diverse office buildings located there. Plaza Synergia is located at the E entrance of Synergia Building, next to a large restaurant facility.
The dual requirements of a destination restaurant and a public green within the limited open area of Lincoln Center’s North Plaza are satisfied in a single gesture sited between the reflecting pool and the plaza’s north edge. A twisted plane of lawn is elevated to act as an occupiable green roof over a glass pavilion restaurant.
New central square of a small estonian historical town Rakvere by AB Kosmos architects Ott Kadarik, Villem Tomiste and Mihkel Tüür is part of a planning project for the whole town center that won the competition already in 1999. Since then there have been many changes in the center, whitch used to be a dull open field for parking and a small greasy out-door markets, not a place to be and sit. There is only one historical builing on the site and that is the market building, beside the central area is also an old bank building but that’s mainly it. There is a small shopping center from the soviet period in the center of the area, but it has not the character or power to be the main spot of the town.
Potemkin stands as a post industrial temple, the Acropolis to re-think of the connection between the modern man and nature. I see Potemkin as a cultivated junk yard situated between the ancient rice fields and the river with a straight axis to the Shinto temple
The Bijlmermeer is the result of a large expansion during the 1960s and 1970s. The Utopian modernism that underpinned the plans for the neighbourhood envisaged a metro system, a road system free of crossings and uniform thirteen-storey housing blocks coupled with parking garages and extensive green spaces. In practice it delivered an unsafe neighbourhood with problems and an unforeseen multicultural population.
Thomas Balsley Associates led the design for this twenty-three acre park as part of a collaborative effort with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill for a sixty-five acre redevelopment parcel along the Hudson River in Manhattan. The process involved working with local and state government agencies, community groups, stakeholders and the client to create a vibrant new public space that reintroduced the community to the water’s edge and responded to the unique industrial history and riparian ecology of the site.