© Dirk Laubner | SenStadtWohn Berlin

Open space creates city

he shape and development of our cities are essentially defined by landscape and open space. Parks and gardens, but also streets, squares and promenades shape the image of a city and create identity. What would Munich be without the English Garden, Berlin without the Tiergarten, London without Hyde Park? Open spaces are also stages for social life. As places of encounter and communication, they create urbanity. Today, however, urban open spaces and landscapes are also regarded as "green infrastructure" in their own right, developed accordingly and valued by the population in a special way, e.g. facilities for games and sports, communication and also as (cycle) connections between city districts.

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The current online exhibition uses selected projects to provide an overview of the contribution landscape architecture makes to urban development, how open space creates the city. Ideally, a framework of open spaces is created in advance that triggers the structural development and defines the spatial and atmospheric qualities of the future neighbourhood. In this way, the open spaces take on the role of ensuring the desired urban development quality. The buildings, which are often difficult to influence in their architectural expression, are integrated into a recognisable, coherently conceived and attractively designed structure of open spaces.

The aim is always to create the basis for lively cities with a high quality of urban life through sustainable and integrated urban development. Among other things, open space development makes an important contribution when it comes to responding to current developments such as demographics, integration needs and climate change and making the city fit for the future.

You can find more projects on this topic in the project search.

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Here you can see all projects of the cluster on the map.