In the garden with: Maik Böhmer (Planorama-Landschaftsarchitektur)

Maik Böhmer – Photo: planorama.eu

In 2017, the German Landscape Architecture Prize was awarded for the 13th time. First place went to the Rheinboulevard Köln-Deutz, the draft for which was developed by Maik Böhmer’s office Planorama-Landschaftsarchitektur. The jury explained its decision as follows: “This presentation of the river basin in connection with a high quality of stay quickly turned the Rheinboulevard into a crowd-puller.” The project also impressed the jury at the polis award 2017 for urban development and was distinguished in the category “More liveable open spaces”. The prize is conferred in cooperation with the Bundesstiftung Baukultur (German Foundation Building Culture) and the Deutsche Städtetag (German Association of Cities and Towns).

Hans Müller (Helix) is Entrepreneur of the Year

Hans Müller, Director of Helix Pflanzen GmbH and Helix Pflanzensysteme GmbH – Photo: Helix

The best of the best in the green industry were distinguished with the TASPO Awards at a great gala in Berlin end of October 2017. The title “Entrepreneur of the Year” went to the innovative and environmentally-conscious master gardener, Hans Müller, Director of Helix Pflanzen GmbH and Helix Pflanzensysteme GmbH. spoga+gafa is official partner of the TASPO Awards.

In the garden with: Andreas Kipar (LAND Landscape Architecture Nature Development)

Andreas Kipar – Photo: landsrl.com

Dr. Andreas Kipar studied Landscape Architecture in Essen. In the year 1985, he founded his own planning office in Milan. In the following years the activities of his office expanded, taking on numerous projects in different Italian regions, as well as in Germany, where the planning activities have also been carried out by an own office since 1995.

Landscape Design: Plans for Tropical Park in Hong Kong Unveiled

Rendering - Photo: MIR
Rendering – Photo: MIR

In our new series „Green globe – the world’s most exciting garden projects”, we will present green projects from all over the world – innovative landscape designs, garden classics in a new outfit, sustainable ideas against grey townscapes or parcs that make green hearts beat faster. Today, we’re starting with a project that brings plant diversity to one of the world’s biggest metropolises: Taikoo Place in Hong Kong.

Urban green in Berlin: International Horticultural Exposition 2017

IGA Berlin 2017: International garden showcase - Australia - Copyright: Lichtschwärmer
IGA Berlin 2017: International garden showcase – Australia
– Copyright: Lichtschwärmer

The German capital is inviting guests to the International Horticultural Exposition (IGA) from 13 April onwards under the motto “A SEA of colours”. IGA Berlin not only wants to make garden art more experienceable worldwide – the festival also intends to set new impulses for contemporary urban development.