The attention dedicated to landscape architecture and to the profession of landscape architect has grown as a result of the planning and design of public spaces, parks and gardens, reclamation of post-industrial sites and integration of agricultural land.
Switzerland has played a key role in the development of landscape architecture, a comparatively new discipline that has evolved considerably over the past few decades.
The exhibition currently underway at the Casa dell'Architettura in Rome introduces visitors to the complexity of this discipline through a historical and technical section then continues with coverage of major garden exhibitions and sections on projects by key Swiss architects such as Bernard Tschumi or Herzog & de Meuron and by emerging landscape architects.
Title: The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture
curator Michael Jakob
Dates: January 10 2014 – February 28 2014
Images courtesy of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Zurich