Archinect - News 2014-12-19T20:38:22-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/84139977/plant-a-ball-parks-playscapes-honorable-mention-entry-by-op-al “Plant-a-BALL PARKS” - PLAYscapes Honorable Mention entry by OP-AL Justine Testado 2013-10-14T13:48:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T13:50:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjw6whpiz9wavn11.jpg" width="514" height="239" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon our recent coverage of the PLAYscapes competition results earlier last week, we would like to present a more thorough look into one of the listed projects, "Plant-a-BALL PARKS" by OP-AL. Out of over 500 registered entrants, OP-AL received an Honorable Mention for their proposal.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83621058/playscapes-design-competition-results" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLAYscapes Design Competition results</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83621058/playscapes-design-competition-results PLAYscapes Design Competition results Justine Testado 2013-10-07T20:25:00-04:00 >2013-10-09T22:24:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqb41bbozf41bwie.jpg" width="514" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Building Trust International recently announced the winners for their international PLAYscapes Design Competition. As the name states, PLAYscapes challenged participants to propose their ideas to transform neglected city spaces into interactive places of fun for local communities. More than 500 entrants participated, with many of their projects highlighting the use of sustainable materials and the importance of redevelopment and adaptive reuse in their local cityscapes.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The competition-winning project, "Cape Town Gardens Skate Park" was designed by a multidisciplinary team from the City of Cape Town in South Africa. In the Student category, a team from Lusiada University of Lisbon - Faculty of Architecture and Arts won with their entry, "Bring a Pal and have fun."</p>