Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and event updates on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Here's Recap #22 for the week of August 11-15, 2014:
The biannual Zumtobel Group Award is back for its fourth edition. Competition was high with a total of 356 submissions that the high-profile jury — which includes Kunlé Adeyemi, Winy Maas, and Kazuyo Sejima, among others — narrowed all the way down to 15 nominated projects.
Meandering down a section of Robson Street on the iconic 800 block in downtown Vancouver, passers-by can relax, play, and socialize on the "Urban Reef" installation. Designed by Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher with local furniture collective Higher Works, Urban Reef won the inaugural 2014 VIVA Vancouver: Robson Redux design-build competition out of 78 submissions worldwide.
Polish practice Budcud shared their winning proposal in an ideas competition to revive the iconic Voronezh Reservoir in Voronezh City, Russia. Built at the center of the city in 1972, the 30 km reservoir — locally known as "The Voronezh Sea" — was a recreational spot until increasing amounts of pollution spoiled the fun for everyone in 1992.
The LEAF Awards are back with a new shortlist. The annual awards highlight projects that are perceived as setting the standard for the international architecture and design community in various categories. Category winners and an overall winner will be announced this fall.
Landscape architecture firm LOLA (Lost Landscapes) of Rotterdam recently won the TOPOS Landscape Award 2014. The international award honors a landscape architecture practice for their significant contributions to the field and their innovative work that is seen as exemplary of contemporary landscape architecture.
See previous recaps here.