Drawing together case studies from all over Europe, this text explores the relationship between the overall idea of the landscape architecture for a site and the design of details.
Examining concept sketches and design development drawings in relation to the details of the design, the book offers a more profound understanding of decision making through all stages of the design process.
The book includes the study of the choice of materials and techniques of construction, and explores the cultural and symbolic significance of such choices, as well as questions of environmental sustainability.
With projects analyzed and evaluated here that have won international acclaim, or have been awarded national prizes, European Landscape Architecture is a core book in the study and understanding of the subject.
Introduction Jens Balsby Nielsen, Torben Dam and Ian Thompson Denmark Torben Dam and Jens Balsby Nielsen The Harbour Park, Islands Brygge, Copenhagen Ireland Sue Jackson Smithfield, Dublin. GPO Plaza, O’Connell Street, Dublin France Emma Jonasson Bay of Somme Motorway Service Station, Normandy Germany Ingrid Schegk and Sabrina Wilk Riem Landscape Park, Munich Hungary Kinga Szilagyi & István Demjén The Garden of Somogy, Bonnya. Erzsebet Square, Budapest Netherlands Boudewijn Almekinders and Ad Koolen Quay on the River IJssel, Doesburg. Portland Neighbourhood Park, Albrandswaard Spain Marti Franch Jardi Botanic de Barcelona Sweden Ann Bergsjo Daniaparken, Malmo United Kingdom Ian Thompson The Blue Carpet, Laing Square, Newcastle upon Tyne. The Peace Garden, Sheffield