In the coming years, the city of Madrid will create a 74km-long forest belt around the city’s perimeters, Bosque Metropolitano Madrid. Planting hundreds of thousands of new trees helps to improve the Spanish capital’s poor air quality. A huge “environmental belt” existing of trees, new parks, leisure areas and even green bridges over some of the city’s main motorways.
The winning plan for the north-west crown is called ‘Tiempo de Silencio’. Our team developed a forestation strategy that guarantees a valuable result at every stage, and used parametric design to realize many desired qualities and work with local conditions. The needs of citizens, the potential of local ecology, the economic potential and the challenges of drought, heat, and pollution all define the future’s forest.
The Metropolitan Forest Madrid acts as a thermal regulator for the city by addressing the ‘urban heat island’ effect. Our new system will bring more green spaces to parts of Madrid where there’s currently a scarcity, connecting the city through a green ring that will run around it.
With the recent approval of the Almeerderhout Development Plan, the Almere city council has taken an important step towards the realization of the forest of the future. This means that in the upcoming years the current forest will undergo a major metamorphosis.… More
LOLA brings back lost Rotterdam biotopes with KOER
KOER is chosen as the winning design for the development of the vacant plot between Laan op Zuid and Hilledijk, called Parkstad Blok I. Out of three participating parties KOER by VORM, V8 Architects, Studio Architectuur MAKEN and LOLA Landscape Architects was chosen as best.… More
Minister receives Sponsland Design Manifesto
The first copy of the Sponsland Design Manifesto has been handed over to an enthusiastic minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, who will draw attention to the Sponsland Manifesto during the international Climate Adaptation Summit in Groningen.… More