What is landscape architecture?

Landscape architecture designs, plans and creates the undeveloped space. This includes everything from parks and sport areas to gardens. What all these fields have in common is that they plan with time. In contrast to building construction architecture, landscape architecture is influenced by the natural rhythm of day and night and the seasons. Also the growth of the planned plants holds a completely own dynamic in itself, which makes the landscape architecture a special discipline of the designing guild.

Landscape architecture is very versatile and therefore carries very diverse responsibilities and meanings. So there are versatile planners required. Or a diverse team of planners with many different skills.



Landscape architecture is primarily a creative and designing profession.


As landscape architects we plan with plants and have to deal with their ecosystems and consequences.


Valuable rooms are not created through their usability, but through their use.


As a landscape architect, you have to manage with all available resources from finances and soil to space.


private gardens

The planning and building of private gardens is an almost independent discipline within landscape architecture. The arrangement and combination of plants plays an elementary role. A further focus is on atmospheric planning to achieve the desired atmosphere.


When planning parks, a good spatial structure is essential. How are paths laid out? What does the terrain modelling look like? Where are zones of stay, play or rest? How is the park integrated into the surrounding city?
The design must provide an answer to all these questions.

public squares

Public places are intersections of society where people from different backgrounds meet. It serves as a place of representation and meeting place. Aesthetic, social, technical and spatial-structural aspects must be taken into account in the planning.

traffic spaces

When planning traffic areas of any kind, it is important to order and structure the various traffic flows. This should be intuitively recognizable to the user and aesthetically pleasing. In this area there are many specifications regarding widths, loads and restricted areas.

educational buildings

The planning of and for schools, kindergartens, daycare centers or similar institutions presents its own unique challenges. Educational offers must be created. Retreat and recreation areas for children and, of course, high-quality play areas.


By designing playgrounds, landscape architects tell a story. There is a topic that runs subliminally through the whole design. At the same time, numerous safety aspects must be taken into account.



At the beginning is always the idea. This forms a symbiosis of the analysis of the environment and the own creativity.

spatial thinking

Translating a line on the 2D plan into a 3D component requires a certain amount of spatial sensitivity. A good feeling for dimensions and distances is also useful.

team spirit

Landscape architecture rarely stands alone. There are nearly always interfaces with architects, traffic planners and many further involved ones. In addition there is the communication with the owners and the interaction in the team.


Without passion you rarely achieve really good results. This starts with a constant interest and ends with a high level of willingness to work.



Green spaces in the city are proofed to lower temperatures in the surrounding area. But environmental sustainability is not the only aspect of landscape architecture. Social and economic sustainability are also of great importance in design.

defining space

Clearly defined spaces promote orientation and thus the well-being of people. Thus a meaningful spatial structure is part of the basis of a good design.

raising life quality

More and more people live in the city. For these people, green spaces in the city form important recreational areas that enhance their quality of life. A park, for example, not only has an impact on temperature and air quality, but also on the health of people living in the surrounding area.

story telling

Every place is history. This history must be analyzed and appreciated. And, if necessary, to recoin it.
Landscape architecture is always an expression of the planners’ opinion, is their contribution to history and society. Therefore a founded handling with history and society is elementarily important.