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sub: og-page_tit: Monuments og-page_des: A new understanding of a location can develop based on knowledge of its history. Looking back at the past forms the basis for the future design of an open space. og-page_kwd: Landscape Architecture, Topic, Monuments og-page_url: [open] og-page_img: [open]


The key to designing sustainable and identity-forming open spaces is dealing respectfully with history and the traces of it that have been preserved. The elements that have been handed down are intentionally supplemented with a new layer.
Examining the history of a location makes us as landscape architects people “who understand time” and holds diverse potentials for the present and future. Besides a scholarly reappraisal of the history of a location’s evolution, taking stock of and analyzing what already exists involves in particular assessing it from the perspective of historic garden restoration. With our designs, we do not want to merely preserve or reconstruct the existing inventory, but also to develop something new from the old that corresponds to people’s current requirements. Transforming the historical dimension of a location creates sustainable open spaces with an identity-forming effect.
With its over forty-three hectares and around 22,000 different species of plants, the Botanical Garden in Berlin is the biggest botanical garden in Germany. It belongs to the Freie Universität Berlin and has the status of a central institution independent of the faculties.
With the summer flower and perennial garden, we have developed a special garden in Treptower Park further based on the existing park maintenance plan in a contemporary way—with special consideration given to a sustainable choice of plants and the renovation of the original structural elements based on guidelines for historical monument protection.
The special features of this valuable historic garden gently become more strongly emphasized once again as a result of appropriate conservation and cultivation. This includes the opening up of visual links and the more intensive planting of the broad meadows. Individual areas such as the courtyard will be rehabilitated in such a way that the ideas of the original owner become perceptible once again.
The garden, which has been resigned several times, now has its original proportions once again. The old trees have been retained. The beds have been re-interpreted, and in place of the orangery, an arcade of yews separates the parterre from the gardens on Grabenstrasse.
Seit den 1960er Jahren wurde der Blumengarten für die Sommergastronomie genutzt. Anlässlich der EXPO 2000 wurde er seiner ursprünglichen Bestimmung zurückgegeben. Unser Entwurf respektiert die originale Gliederung in drei Bereiche und interpretiert sie in neuartiger Weise.
The garden from 1760 is considered to be one of the most magnificent Baroque gardens in Zurich. Significant elements bear witness to the original garden. Amidst the inventory worthy of protection, novel plantings of annuals radiate a lively garden culture.

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