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Thursday, 22 April 2010

SCALE Lecture series continues Thurs 29th April

The Landscape Institute's SCALE lecture series continues next week:

The Landscape Institute Northern Ireland branch (LINI) and the University of Ulster School of Architecture and Design present the 2010 landscape architecture lecture series, SCALE, to stimulate debate regarding the achievability of durable valued environments. (Scale: surface and weight, music and temperature, climb and proportion). Throughout noticeable current changes to our public environment (place, community, energy, transit, waste) and the evolution of governance - how do we create the heritage areas of tomorrow?

“SCALE: Designing Time in Place” Lindsey Whitelaw and Ian Turkington, Whitelaw Turkington landscape architects and urban designers, London.

- Thursday 29 April 2010, University of Ulster Belfast, Conor lecture theatre.
- 7pm lecture (refreshments from 6pm).
- Open to the public, free admission.
- The evening lecture will be accompanied by a masterclass open to University students.

Whitelaw Turkington are award winning landscape architects and urban designers. They have a design philosophy that focuses on the creation of memorable places with a distinct identity, clear spatial form and sensitive integration within the local context. They believe that the planning and design of the planning of the public realm plays a critical role in the successful development of our towns and rural areas and strive to create enjoyable, high quality spaces. Their solutions are practical, robust and recognise the changing demands on the external environment. As a practice Whitelaw Turkington creates landscapes which are the synthesis of art, environment and engineering. Approaches and comprehensive work output range from edgeless public realm (Ashford, Kent), temporary urban green (Yorkshire), to civic place diversity (London 100 new spaces), gaining design awards for community value and sustainability. Directors Lindsey Whitelaw and Ian Turkington are particularly interested in the role of nature and form of space in enabling public life, and seek to attain holistic strategic planning and urban development.

Please RSVP to mail.northernireland@landscapeinstitute.org

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