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TLS + AZPML Win Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Central Green Axis Landscape Design with “Super Campus”

TLS Landscape Architecture + AZPML Architecture LTD were announced as the winners of an international competition for the central green axis landscape design of the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base. The proposed “SuperCampus” seeks to create an interactive model for multi-levelled open space as a collaborative hub of global interconnection. Inspired by the open model of a college campus, it links business and research communities not only with each other but also with Shenzhen’s urban fabric and its ecological systems. “Aggressively biological”, the park is a living organism composed of 4 specific biomes which climb a topography of hills and invade hollows in the below grade layers to create a three-dimensional “campus mesh”.   Read the entire article here: A 'Super Campus' design by TLS & AZPML wins the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Central Green Axis   Watch the video click here...

TLS Announced winners of overall concept design and detailed node 1 & 2 design for Beijing Jing Zhang Railway Park

In April 2020, the Beijing Municipal Planning and Natural Resources Commission announced TLS as one of the three winners of overall concept design and the winner of detailed node 1&2 design for Beijing Jing Zhang Railway Park in China after voted and commented by the expert committee and more than 100,000 online public participants.   TLS suggests the Jing Zhang Railroad park will be connected by eight moving lines to form a green axis connecting the city and the park. It endows the world-class science, education and innovation center with strong momentum. With the flexibility of the line, the park revitalizes the surrounding city, breaks the invisible barrier, and rebuilds the close relationship between people.   TLS was earlier selected as one of the 6 design teams last year from about 60 entries sponsored by the Beijing Municipal Planning and Natural Resources Commission and...

CLOSED – Applications for 2020 Summer Interns

TLS is now accepting applications for our 2020 Summer Internship Program!   About The Program TLS is an award-winning landscape architecture practice in Berkeley, CA. We do local and international design work, conceptual and built projects. TLS enjoys having interns immersed in projects as team members. Our internship program is also committed to experiencing the landscape through site visits and studio tours. Currently enrolled students only please.   Application Deadline February 10, 2020 Applications must be received by February 10th   10-12 Week Internship June 1st – August 15, 2020   Please Submit Cover Letter, Hard Copy Portfolio, And Resume To: TLS Landscape Architecture ATTN: Summer Internship Program 1015 Camelia St. Berkeley, CA 94710   Questions? Contact jobs@tlslandarch.com...

3rd Annual International Symposium on Planning and Landscape Environment Design of Contemporary Urban Waterfront Spaces

With a focus on ecology and functionality of the waterfront space the 3rd Annual International Symposium on Planning and Landscape Environment Design of Contemporary Urban Waterfront Spaces was held in Chengdu, China on September 20th - 21st. Urban designers and landscape architects from around the world were invited to speak including founder and principal, Tom Leader.  Here is a complete list of presenters:   Tom Leader, Founder and Principal of TLS Landscape (U.S.A) David Jung, Director of Landscape Architecture and Vice President at AECOM (U.S.A) Michael Grove, Chair of Landscape Architecture at Sasaki Associates (U.S.A) Richard Mullane, Principal of Hassell Studio (Australia) Kongjian Yu, Founder of Turenscape Planning and Design (China) Florian Zimmermann, Design Director of Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl (Germany) Martin Biewenga, Director and Partner at West 8 urban design & landscape architecture (Netherland) Stig L. Andersson, Design Director & Partner...

Shanghai Sanlin Valley Park-Landscape Design of an Urban Green Wedge

With rapid urbanization Shanghai quickly grew into a city with the world’s second largest population density. This urban density, and Shanghai’s underlying geography have caused heat levels to rise and remain trapped in the city. It is predicted that in the year 2050, annual heat stress days are likely to be double that of the year 2015. In 2001, Shanghai’s government endorsed 8 “green urban space” projects that will fulfill the objectives of serving as a ventilation corridor and a green lung of the city.   Sanlin Valley Park is the only public green space situated on the banks of the Huangpu River. Located in the southern region of Shanghai with a size of 240 hectares this is one eight green wedges defined by Shanghai’s urban planning. It is an important intersection between the ecological corridors along the Huangpu River and Shanghai’s...

TLS + SOM announced winners of urban design for boot area of the Xiong’an New Area in China

The administrative Committee of the Xiong'an New Area announced TLS along with SOM as winners of an international competition yesterday to design boot area of the new innovation city for China-Xiong'an. The team presented their design proposal to the Committee along with other 2 shortlisted teams earlier this year. The new city is intended to become the technological, research, and commercial capital of the country. The masterplan enters into a comprehensive optimization phase for which the team is currently in Beijing for in-depth design workshop with international and local expertise. The team was earlier selected as one of the 12 design teams last year from 213 entries after President Xi Jinping's announced to develop a new city in the Hebei province to move"non-core" functions of the Chinese capital in April 2017. The vision and masterplan document was released at the same time and...

KQED echoes Common Ground’s vision for North Bay’s Highway 37: It is Going to Be a Serious Climate Mess

[gallery columns="5" ids="54075"] KQED describes the state of SR37 , current efforts after a recent levee breach during heavy rains this year. Listen to the holistic interview talking to policy makers, stakeholders, research groups and designers as they talk about their approach to this vulnerable lifeline of North Bay.  As part of Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge,  TLS Landscape Architecture led the Common Ground Team and presented a vision for a “Grand Bayway”  last year on May 17th. The proposal looks at a resilient future for flood-threatened and congested State Route 37 connecting the northern edge of San Francisco Bay as well as adjacent tidal complexes and restored marshes. The result would be a new Ecological Central Park larger than San Francisco.The Project now is preparing to move ahead and scoping the next steps with support form regional government agencies...

Hall’s Island wins Community Impact Award at ReScape

The 330acre restoration project at Halls Island which was part of Minneapolis RIVERFIRST program won the Community Impact Award at Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Awards last week.   Minnesota Brownfields celebrates projects which demonstrate innovation, collaboration, and exemplary results in revitalizing formerly contaminated land. Hall’s Island was a finalist for 2 awards, Community Impact Award as well as Environmental Impact Award.   Watch the restoration video here....

TLS +SOM selected as 1 of the 12 teams to submit proposals to design China’s new administrative capital in Xiong’an

TLS teamed up with SOM to present its design proposal for the boot area in China's new administrative capital in Xiong'an. The team was selected as one of the 12 design teams earlier this year after President Xi Jinping's announced to develop a new city in the Hebei province to move non-capital functions away from Beijing in April 2017. The vision and masterplan document was released at the same time and states "The establishment of Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province is a significant decision and arrangement by the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core to push forward the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei," .   All 12 teams present their proposal to the jury this week.  ...