LAND – Landscape Architecture Nature Development
LAND is an international landscape architecture studio with offices in Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Under the creative direction of the co-founder Andreas Kipar, landscape architects, architects and urban planners have been developing projects since 1990 – from masterplanning to open space design.
Revitalized urban landscapes, parks and waterscapes, infrastructure and residential landscapes, retail and corporate open spaces are created as part of territorial development strategies for entire regions, cities and places. Based on the characteristics of each place, LANDscape architecture tackles current societal challenges concerning cultural and nature-related needs of urban and rural communities.
LAND’s work has been recognized through many prestigious awards, amongst them the Mercurio Special Award and the MIPIM Award Best Urban Regeneration Project for Porta Nuova in 2018, the WAN AWARDS – Future Projects 2016 for the International Financial Center in Moscow, the International Passive and Low Energy Architecture Award (PLEA) 2015, the Medaglia d’Oro per L’ Architettura Italiana 2012 and the renowned European Landscape Construction Award (ECLA) for Rimini Fair in 2002.
High-profile projects include the Green Rays strategy, Porta Nuova and the re-development of the EXPO site – MIND in Milan; the Arcipelago Verde territorial plan in Rome; the Green Tree Strategy and the Expo Gate in Venice; the Krupp Park comprising ThyssenKrupp HQ and the Freiheit Emscher in Essen; Die Welle and Deutsche Bank HQ in Frankfurt; the redevelopment of the Airolo valley in Switzerland; Moscow Smart City in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye; and the Dubai Expo 2020i in the UAE.