In the latest edition of Landscape Architecture Europe (LAE #5) again the most relevant and exemplary projects of European practice are selected. The selection committee – Jandirk
Hoekstra (NL, chair), Dominka Tihany (Hungary), Rasmus Astrup (Denmark), Stefan Rotzler (Swiss) and Margarita Jover (Spain) selected almost 50 projects. Besides ‘traditional’ landscape
architectural work – designed and constructed sites of all sizes – there are strategic projects and research results in which the landscape architectural approach is predominant. Nature and
democray were two themes that interested the jury in particular, being the two important ‘forces’ for sustainable development. The selected projects redefine the playground and the scope of
the creative practice where society, politics, ecology and economy meet, at micro or macro scale, whether long term or ephemeral. LAE explores how landscape architects in Europe work and design:
What strategies, tools and methods do they use? What design innovations are taking place? How do they improve the disciplinary domain and effectiveness?
Landscape Architecture Europe is produced in collaboration with the International Federation of Landscape Architects – Europe.