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The construction of Shanghai's Xinhua Waterfront Park, designed by West 8 in collaboration with Tongji University, has reached an important milestone. The concrete 'alcove' is now securely in place. Continuing with the planting of mature trees, soft landscaping and natural stone paving, the project moves forward fairly quickly. This 17 ha. waterfront park is approaching its completion this fall.
more information: Xinhua Waterfront Park
Flowing Water traces the history of founder Pierre S. du Pont's inspiration and construction of the Main Fountain Garden, and takes you behind the scenes - with shots of the West 8 team at work - throughout its revitalization, culminating in the Fountains' glorious return. The entire documentairy (1 hour) is for sale here.
more information: Longwood Main Fountain Garden
In 2015, the Park Pergola of Máximapark won the Rietveld People's Choice Award. This year the entire park has been nominated. Voting starts now! Bring your votes in at the bottom of the page here. More information on the award programme can be found on the Rietveld Prize page..