February 2021

Hongqiao Forest and Sports Park received an estimated 345,200 visits in its opening week during the Chinese New Year Celebrations

Urban parks in Shenzhen received 7.21 million visits during the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday, according to information released by the Municipal Urban Management Authority.

The newly built Hongqiao Forest and Sports Park in Guangming District received some 345,200 visitors during the seven-day Spring Festival holiday. Construction of the next and final phase of the park includes the Lake of Champions, and is slated to begin later this year.

Shenzhen Bay Park, for which we are currently also designing its overhaul, was one of the most popular parks in the city seeing some 729,900 visits. Both projects were won as the result of competitions and designed in collaboration with LOLA Landscape and L+CC.

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January 2021

Architecture at the helm of economic recovery in Bogotá’s traditional markets: The case of La Concordia Amphitheater

Following the positive response from the first economic reactivation prototype built for La Perseverancia; the traditional market of La Concordia, located at the historic city center of Bogotá was also interested in being part of the design-build initiative led by the Colombian Society of Architects (SCA).

This opportunity presented a different type of challenge, the outdoor space available was not as scarce and there was also room for diverse programmatic activities. The SCA assembled a team of professionals under the direction of TALLER’s partner Julian Restrepo, who coordinated the design-build efforts after having engaged and involved the community in the process.

The end result is a scaffolding structure with three different layers: retail spaces at ground level, elevated dining platforms and a public rooftop with a dedicated staircase. The U-shaped structure also serves as an amphitheater for cultural events and gatherings. The structure towers over the city center as a symbol of economic reactivation and recovery of the market.

The architectural design was a collaboration between architects Henry Gualdrón, Alejandro Saldarriaga and German Bahamón (Colab-19). The construction was made possible thanks to a number of sponsors, donors and patrons.

View: Project in Archdaily

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December 2020

Grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL

The Dutch cultural fund for architecture, design and digital culture, has selected TALLER Architects as recipient of a stimulus to help professionalize our practice. This aid will allow us to navigate and reflect on how to operate and thrive in these troubling times.

The following months, we will review our trajectory and experience, have an open conversation with colleagues and advisers in order to ultimately formulate a strategy which will help the company emerge stronger from the covid-19 crisis.

View: Stimulerings Fonds Site (in Dutch)


December 2020

Forest and Sport Park wins Best Landscape Award WAFChina 2020

In the very first edition of the World Architecture Festival Awards in China, Forest and Sports Park was granted no less than two awards. During the live ceremony in Chengdu, the project was first awarded the Excellence in Design Award, followed by the overall Best Landscape Project Award in all of China. This new park is the result of a joint design by LOLA Landscape Architects, TALLER Architects, and Land+Civilization Compositions after having won the competition in mid 2018.

Shenzhen is all about innovation, therefore the ambition was to make a park that is as innovative as the city itself. A park which can adapt to the constant evolution of sports while simultaneously contributing to a more resilient nature. An elevated red path gives universal access to the forest. With a steady soft slope, connecting ramps and elevators, it provides users from all age groups a safe and easy way towards the mountain. To enjoy the views of the surrounding city and the ability to immerse yourself in the thick forest. The Forest and Sports Park serves as an articulation between the city of Guangming and the forest reserve.

The jury statement reads: “This is a new ‘lung’ for the city, and is accessible to the widest variety of citizens in an exemplary way. The boldness of the design treatment is typified by the use of red to contrast with the green of the surrounding natural environment; the approach to ecological regeneration is worthy of repetition elsewhere.”

Organizer: Guangming New District Management Committee
Co-Organizer: Shen Zhen Guang Ming Center for Urban Development
Coordinator: OCT Guang Ming Investment Co., Ltd.

Article from El Espectador (in Español)
WAF China 2020 Site
Archdaily Colombia (in Español)


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October 2020

Vertical Campus receives First Prize in the 2A South and Central America Architecture Awards 2020

The 2A Continental Architectural Awards was established to honour and celebrate the achievements in Architecture and Urban Design. Organised by 2A magazine from Iran, the 2ACAA 2020 endorses the appreciation of architecture, far and wide, all over the world.

The Vertical Campus project received the highest recognition in the South and Central America Architecture for the Public Building Category. The project was made alongside TAB > Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá and inaugurated in August 2019.

View: 2A Continental Architecture Awards Site


October 2020

Award of Excellence for Qianhai Public Spaces in Shenzhen

LOLA Landscape Architects, TALLER and Land+Civilization Compositions receive the IFLA-AAPME 2020 Award of Excellence for New Biotope - Design for the Qianhai Cooperation Zone Public Spaces in the Analysis and Masterplanning Category.

The IFLA AAPME Awards 2020 - “GLOBAL CALL FOR RESILIENCE” is a global award initiated by the IFLA Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East (AAPME) regions. It recognizes projects that have successfully promoted climate change adaptation, responsible practices, and the pursuit of joint efforts to address the issue of resilient city-building.

The jury statement reads: ‘For the outstanding portrayal of landscape in a multi-faceted way, with vertical layering of transportation networks to address mobility and creation of new resilient ecologies. Landscape architecture shines as a discipline that integrates the site.’

Collaboration with: LOLA, L+CC, Layout, local partners Lay-Out and SZAD
Client: ShenZhen QianHai Development & Investment Holdings


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