1st Edition

European Landscape Architecture Best Practice in Detailing

Edited By Ian Thompson, Torben Dam, Jens Balsby Nielsen Copyright 2008
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    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


    Thompson, Ian; Dam, Torben; Balsby Nielsen, Jens