Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Landscape architecture as cultural valorization

  3. Layers of information. How does landscape work?

  4. Dealing with “bad places”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-81
    2. Pages 134-147
  5. Design as experimental invention

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 186-199

About this book


Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park in Germany, the Plateau de Kirchberg in Luxembourg, Parco Dora in Turin, Italy and numerous other projects designed and built by Peter Latz and Partners stand as examples of an up-to-date and intelligent approach to alternative environmental technologies and the reclamation of extensive industrial landscapes. In Peter Latz’s landscape architecture, ecological and social concerns are translated into an individual aesthetic language that aims to achieve a timeless quality. The different layers and meanings of the sites rich in history are revealed and woven into networks of spatial and temporal relationships that follow rules of their own – the syntax of landscape. A sense of process and dynamism in sustainable landscape structures characterises the works, works that are open for change: they are spaces in development, not parks as finite set pieces

Peter Latz teaches at the Technische Universität (Technical University) in Munich-Weihenstephan and has held guest professorships at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. Udo Weilacher is dean of the Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft (School of Architecture and Landscape) at Hanover University.


Landscape architecture Parks architecture design landscape landscape architecture

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 2008
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Architecture and Design
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-7615-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8277-3
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