Syntax of Landscape: Landscape Architecture of Peter Latz and Partners
This excellent and richly illustrated book is a real eye-opener on socially responsible landscaping.Peter Latz and Partners specialize in a contemporary, intelligent use of alternative technologies and the regeneration of industrial wastelands. They are renowned landscape architects who have worked with luminaries as important as Norman Foster among others.The trademark of the works of the firm, which was founded in 1968, is its ability to express ecological and social concerns in a strong aesthetic language. Process orientation and the revealing of chronological layers of a site are the focus of design.With an international reputation based on the Duisburg-Nord landscape park in Germany among other works, the firm’s current projects include the design of large-scale street and park environments on the Plateau de Kirchberg in the European City of Luxembourg, the Parco Dora in Turin, Italy, and the conversion of a disused waste disposal site in Ayalon Park near Tel Aviv, Israel.Peter Latz teaches at the 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.
- I. Landscape architecture as cultural valorization
- II. Layers of information. How does landscape work?
- III. Dealing with “bad places”
- IV. Landscape Design as experimental invention
- Latz garden, Ampertshausen, Germany
- Marburg University hospital, Lahnberge, Germany
- Ulm Science City
- Plateau de Kirchberg, Luxembourg European City
- Saarbrucken Harbour Island, Germany
- Duisburg Nord Landscape Park, Germany
- Parco Dora, Turin, Italy
- Hiriya landfill reclamation park, Tel Aviv, Italy
199 pages, color & b&w ills / 24 x 29,5 cm / English