LA.BAR was founded in 2000 by Hanna Bornholdt, Rüdiger Amend and Eike Richter and is active in the field of planning open spaces for private and public clients in all service phases. Open spaces for universities, ministries, office and commercial buildings, residential complexes, kindergartens, schools, playground and sports field planning, master planning, urban redevelopment projects, project management services, competition support and competition participation represent the range of the office. Since 2009, we have been offering services in the area of historic green spaces in cooperation with the garden monument conservator Dr. Caroline Rolka.
LA.BAR represents a clear design approach that takes up found qualities and potentials and interprets them for the respective task. The role of the landscape architect is understood here as an active partner in the increasingly complex planning process. The aim is to focus the diverse interests of those involved in the planning process and the often scarce financial resources on clearly definable goals and to represent landscape architecture as an independent cultural and urban development contribution in a committed manner.
In addition, there are commitments in the areas of teaching, research and professional policy, such as teaching assignments in the areas of design, construction management, AVA and urban management (urban redevelopment) as well as continuing education events of various architectural chambers, lecture events and publications.
Since 2010, LA.BAR has been a pioneer in the field of sustainable outdoor facilities and has developed, among other things, the Federal Sustainable Building Assessment System for Outdoor Facilities (BNB_AA).
In addition to being a member of the BDLA, we are also a member of the DGGL as well as the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).