PROFILE



POSITION

Design interventions serve to enrich the spatial quality of a physical environment. They link the functional with the contemplative, the commonplace with the extraordinary. They allow for characteristic, comprehensible spaces while provide opportunities for experience and occupancy.

Our design ideas arise in reference to the context of a given space. Readings of the respective context are spatially interpreted as an initial creative impetus, to be further developed as the main design idea. We furthermore try to employ design techniques as reservedly and purposefully as possible.

In our opinion, perspectives of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning are complementary and mutually dependent. We understand each to be equal parts of the conceptual equation. This is especially the case in contexts defined by spatial fragmentation, and in the formation of landscape architectural frameworks where urban planning or future structural development is anticipated.



SPATIALFRAMEWORKS

Developments in urban planning are often difficult to determine accurately; they are constantly influenced by temporal discontinuity and fluctuating demands for usable space. Landscape architectural frameworks with clear urban planning objectives allow for a step-by-step approach to the transformation from open space to built space. The development of open space, which already takes urban planning perspectives into account, complements the future realization of zones subject to urban planning design. Spatial qualities may also be cultivated independently from the final realization of an urban planning concept.



BEYOND THEHISTORICALCENTRES

Public open spaces outside the historical city centre are often multifarious pieces of a greater urban puzzle – piecemeal fields representing a diversity of characteristics and uses. Garden colonies border industrial wastelands, infrastructural frameworks, residential „islands“… Yet the most substantial characteristic of all of these fields is a weak spatial bond to one another and the development of seldom-permeable borders.

This typology of „self-sufficient“ fields influences the spatial characteristics of neighbouring open spaces: such fields do not possess clear structural edges; their geometry is established as a composite between residential fragments. Additionally, they are often obscured by heavily used infrastructural frameworks.

Landscape architectural interventions can be introduced here to provide order and clarity. They allow a specification and a stabilization of contextual characteristics. In this way spatial fragments are accentuated and borders are bestowed with new value.



SERVICES

The focus of our work is on the design and planning of public open spaces in all sizes and scales.

  • Parks
  • Plazas
  • Urban Greenways
  • Urban Design / Planning
  • Urban furniture
  • Horticultural exhibitions
  • Participation
  • Competition management
  • Lectures
  • Teaching

The company is explicitly responsible for all phases of landscape architectural design, open space and urban planning. We regularly take part in design competitions.

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