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EXCELLENCE 2019
FORUM

CRITIQUE
ALEXANDER CASSINI

Staging Urban Landscapes: The Activation and Curation of Flexible Public Spaces
By B. Cannon Ivers, October 2018
Birkhäuser Basel
Hardcover; 303 pages

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Seven lightweight structures are arranged along the
length of La Promenade des Artistes. The structures act as
a scaffold to display art installations and exhibitions, while
also accommodating kiosks during festivals and events.

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The central space is defined by a flexible hard landscape with fountains
and a generous seating edge at the base of the sloped lawn area. The
fountains add daily animation and provide a play feature in the summer
months. The fountains can be turned off for large events such as the Jazz
Festival that takes place in the space each year. Two restaurants edge the
space to the north with views across the space. Twenty-five-metre-high
light columns define the edge of the space and give the overall design a
signature identity when approaching from afar, providing a 'wall' and
'ceiling' for the space.

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Staging Urban Landscapes presents 28
public-space projects with a concentration
of case studies in the United Kingdom.
Canada is well represented with projects
including Place des Festivals and Avenue
du Musée in Montreal and Robson Redux in
Vancouver. With rich illustrations of these
projects, the book analyses and minutely
deconstructs the mechanics of their design
through clever axonometric diagrams, serial
photography and particularly attractive
photographs filled with people using and
enjoying the spaces. With a striking mosaic
of photos showing different configurations,
the Watch This Space plaza in front of the
Royal Theatre in London is a great example
of how simple installations can completely
transform what people will do in a space.

The sloping lawn and steps overlook the fountain area and together provide
a more relaxed space for people to use daily. The sloped character also functions as an amphitheatre during larger festivals and cultural events.

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"PROGRAM, PROGRAM, PROGRAM"
could be the new public space paradigm
similar to the old real estate rule of
"location, location, location." Today,
programming is a critical factor for the
success of most contemporary urban
projects and is often times seen as a
necessity by clients. Yet, successful
projects cannot be solely reduced to their
programming activities. Staging Urban
Landscapes by B. Cannon Ivers illustrates
the extensive repertoire of flexible public
spaces worldwide with their consistent
quality design, imaginative installations and
rich curation of activities, when properly
combined, procure vivid urban experiences
to the public.

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Landscapes - Summer 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2019

To Begin With | Pour Commencer
Jurors + Writers
Prologue
Excellence 2019
Jury's Award of Excellence
Large-Scale Public Landscapes
Medium-Scale Public Landscapes
Small-Scale Public Landscapes
Residential Landscapes
Planning + Analysis
Research
Communication
Landscape Management
Critique
New Directions
Parting Shot
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - To Begin With | Pour Commencer
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Jurors + Writers
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Prologue
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Excellence 2019
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Jury's Award of Excellence
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Large-Scale Public Landscapes
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Medium-Scale Public Landscapes
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Residential Landscapes
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Planning + Analysis
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Research
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Communication
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Landscape Management
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - Critique
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Landscapes - Summer 2019 - New Directions
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