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Topos Landscape Award 2013 for Peter Latz

German Landscape architect Peter Latz has been awarded the Topos Landscape Award 2013. The magazine Topos – The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design chose Latz mainly because of his design of the Landscape Park Duisburg in the 1990s. According to Topos the Landscape Park is an icon of how to handle and reuse post-industrial sites.

Major parks play an important role in large and growing cities. Facing radical global economic and social changes in the post-industrial age, landscape architects have to learn to reinterpret the idea of a “park”. With his conversion of the industrial waste land into a green public space for the citizens, Peter Latz influenced landscape architects worldwide. Others of his popular projects are the City Park River Port Island in Saarbrücken, the Parco Dora in Turin and the recreation of the former garbage disposal Hiriya in Tel Aviv. The particular local conditions to him are more important than creating a universal style recognized by everybody immediately.

The award ceremony will take place on September 10th in Munich as part of the Topos conference Strategic Urbanism.

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