Andreas Kipar BIO
ph. Nicola Colella
Landscape Architect Founder, CEO and Creative Director at LAND srl
Architect, landscapist and urban planner, Andreas Kipar is the founder and Creative Director of the international landscape architecture studio LAND, with offices in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
A graduate in Landscape Architecture at the GHS University of Essen and in Architecture and Urban Planning at Milan Politecnico, where he has taught Public Space Design since 2009, he often holds seminars and lectures at a number of universities, including Naples, Dresden, Venice, Zurich, Versailles and Dortmund.
He is a full member of the German Academy of Urban and Regional Planning (DASL), the Association of German Landscape Architects (BDLA), the Italian Association of Landscape Architects (AIAPP) and the Italian Urban Planning Institute (INU).
He is the inventor of the “Raggi Verdi” [Green Rays] model in Milan, which connect up the various areas of the city to favour a new slow mobility from the centre towards the suburbs. This model, internationally recognised as a pioneering one in green urban planning, has also had subsequent applications in Essen, the European Green Capital 2017, and in the award-winning Smart City of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye in Moscow.
Andreas Kipar and his team are currently supervising the landscaping for EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the greenery strategy for some urban centres in the Middle East and the German Pavilion at Expo 2019 in Beijing.
He has been appointed to draft urban and peri-urban green plans in a number of cities, including Milan, Cagliari, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia and Essen, and for the development of territorial strategic plans, such as in the Ruhr basin, on the Karst Plateau, in the Langhe, on Lake Garda and on various Italian islands.