Nature Paths

The design for the park focuses on developing a structural layout that works closely with the existing rolling contours of the site so that all elements, despite their scale, nestle or fold into the landscape.
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Volketswil is a typical congregation in Zurich’s agglomeration, in which by 2005 the borders between city and landscape had blurred. The transition area was developing towards a faceless suburbia ... Referring to the glacial history of this area and its former use as a gravel pit, the park has a robust, stony and jet lush appearance, reminding of overgrown gravel pits or industrial areas.
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West Point Foundry Preserve is the site of a former 19th-century foundry in the Village of Cold Spring, New York. The site occupies 87 acres of a dramatic, forested valley that opens up to the geologic expanse of the Hudson River. Scenic Hudson Land Trust selected Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects as prime designer to transform this post-industrial site into a park ...
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The program includes park design (the blueprint for the "green seams" throughout the entire masterplan), landscape design (a qualitative improvement of de Koude Beek Valley), 172 community gardens and a reservation of about 30 additional gardens and a parking for about 50 cars ...
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The Western Sydney Parklands, located in the heart of Western Sydney, comprises a 27km corridor including bushland, open space and recreation areas set within emerging residential growth areas. This developing urban context provides a unique framework for the Parklands and changing demands in the provision of recreation.
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On the site of the concentration camp Esterwegen, built in 1933, a memorial was set up in memory of all fifteen camps in the Ems region and their victims. None of the above-ground construction elements were still standing. For this reason, “tree parcels”, with the dimensions of the former barracks were cut out of the red oaks planted in the fifties ...
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The Schöningen Spears are the oldest preserved hunting weapons in the world, discovered in Schöningen, near Hannover, Germany. The design for the Research and Experience Centre draws from the unique prehistoric and archaeological significance of the site ...
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In Riesa a distinctive Elbe skyline had been developed throughout centuries which was going to be developed further and reorganized northwards. One of the architectural marks is the harbor entrance. Existing slopes were used to form a plateau on which the „Hafenwaechter“ (look out) rises and offers great views into surroundings and at the city‘s skyline.
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The park of Passeligne Pélissier in the city of Boé is the  result of a wide reflection on the multiple forms of the nature and the landscapes in the scale of the urban conglomeration of Agen. The creation of the park is connected to the development of two successive stories: The one about the agricultural domain of Pélissier, and the other about the industrial landscape of gravel pits.
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Around 1890 landscape architect Eduard Petzold drew up a plan for the ‘Umfassungsweg’ or ring road. This was literally a road that would ‘enclose’ (umfassen) the core of the estate. This would allow the baron to take a tour of his lands and provide an attractive way of admiring the various landscapes. Because of Petzold’s death, however, a significant section of the route was never completed. Moreover, the section through the Azelermeen, a stream valley landscape, was closed to the public about 40 years ago.
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The richness and depth of Norges-la-Ville, a french village near Dijon, is bonded to the natural source of the river Norges. Depending on the season and the river’s mood, the zone was hardly accessible so far, depriving the local population of the stunning beauty of this landscape.
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Located on former agricultural land and in front of buildings, the park serves as backbone for the new district of Montévrain. Its environments are fed by the rural landscape of the surrounding countryside: prairies, hedge-rows, small woods, and a vast wetland associated with the creation of a storm-water basin.
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ROTUNDA is an elemental garden, based on an atmospheric and poetic perception of materials, light, plants and the passing of time. It is a reflection on the fundamental themes of the art of the garden.
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MDL’s plan for the revised layout and restoration of a duck decoy visualizes various historical layers in the landscape. The duck decoy (a piece of land that was structured with the aim of catching waterfowl, with a pond and often surrounded by woods) is part of the monumental Huis te Glimmen estate in Glimmen, a village in the north of the Netherlands.
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