Design Presentation for the park and trail on the Allegheny

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Join us for a presentation of design ideas and a public tour for the potential park and trail on the Allegheny. All are welcome!

Presentations
Wednesday, May 22 2019
1 pm: O’Hara Township Municipal Building

Thursday, May 23 2019
10 am: Aspinwall Borough Building
6:30 pm: Sharpsburg Borough Building

Public Tour
Wednesday, May 22 2019
6 pm: Meet at Silky’s Restaurant on 19th St. and River Road

City Tech Courtyard

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The new City Tech courtyard, which showcases Balmori’s design of pixelated paving, was unveiled yesterday as part of City Tech’s new Academic Complex.

Tucuman Civic Center Campus project update

The new campus will bring together seven ministries and six secretariats of the region’s executive power along with all the local public administration services and its 4,700 employees which are now dispersed across the region.

The Landscape complements the buildings ( local governmental and administrative offices, auditoriums, coffee shops and commercial spaces) with public spaces, exterior circulations, entrance plazas and public parking. The landscape mediates the 15 meter elevation difference across the site through a series of terraces and ramps.

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palo alto garden

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Balmori Associates is pleased to announce the design of a private residence’s shade garden in Palo Alto.

Riverfront 47 Discovery Stage completed

Balmori’s team completed the site analysis phase — community, connectivity, river corridor’s ecology, trail/bike/boat/vehicular networks, water management, and topography. We’re excited to start the Ideas Stage!

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Riverfront 47 Site Tour

This past Saturday, Balmori Associates joined the Aspinwall and Sharpsburg communities in a walking tour of the future Riverfront 47 park and trail. The site was opened for a public tour to introduce community members to the project and gain input for the future park.

Check out the Pennsylvania-based publication, Trib Live, to read their feature on Riverfront 47!

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CENTRO LOLA MORA KICKOFF

Lola Mora (1866-1936) was the first Argentinian and South American sculptor. She is author of innumerable monuments across Argentina and the world. The Centro Lola Mora in Jujuy, Argentina will be composed of a museum dedicated to the work of the artist, a convention center and administrative offices. The 15 hectare landscaped site, which will include a sculpture park, and exterior amphitheater, gardens and parking sits on the bank of the Rio Grande and encompasses some of its riparian buffer.

An impressive group of Lola Mora’s sculptures originally at The Palace of the Argentine National Congress building when inaugurated in 1906 were removed some 15 years later under the pretext that they showed half-naked bodies. The artist donated them to Jujuy. And now after almost a century of being out in the open, the pieces began to show signs of deterioration, which inspired the creation of a museum dedicated to the work of Lola Mora.

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Introducing Riverfront 47

Balmori Associates recently participated in Sharpsmeade, a Harry Potter themed festival which took place in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. We took this opportunity to introduce the community to Riverfront 47, a development that plans to work together with community members to incorporate a new park and trail that will run along the Allegheny River and connect the towns of Sharpsburg, Aspinwall, and O’Hara.

Our first activity included a large map of the riverfront. We asked community members to place stickers on areas where they would like transportation, activities, and other amenities such as food and entertainment.  

The second activity was a Sharpsburg rendition of Harry Potter’s Marauder’s Map. We asked community members to draw what they would like to see or do in the park.

Finally, we conducted a jelly-bean survey to determine which activities would be most favored at the riverfront park and trail. Community members voted on activities such as bike riding, nature observation, and water recreation.

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The Landscape of São Paulo Corporate Towers

The landscape of the São Paulo Corporate Towers was inspired by the spatial rhythm, heights, and patterns of the Mata Atlãntica Forest.

The site was recently visited and photographed by agro-environmental engineer, Alexandre Mariot.

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'Everywhere All the Time' at BAM Next Wave Festival

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In 2016 Diana Balmori designed 'Forest', the set design for 'Everywhere All the Time', a choreography by Seán Curran Company. The performance is scheduled to premiere this fall at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn, NY.