Commissions often concern the siting of buildings. Issues raised include the natural conditions of the site, the water system, existing nature, ground and height lines. The essence of the city and landscape is understood through thorough visual analysis. Open space forms the basis of landscape design and architecture.
Landscape design for hospitals
The use of space becomes more intense and the density of development increases. This calls for a strong and carefully designed open space. Much of the work focuses on the layout of gardens, squares, parks or entire networks of public space. Yet the integration of large healthcare complexes in the landscape or in the city can also form the basis of a design for public space. In the design of outdoor spaces, it is vital to establish a relation with the character of the site so that the new design harmonizes with its surroundings and the site preserves its meaning.
The aim is to create clear spaces in which major lines are recognizable and the detailing forms a genuine part of the concept. While function may be very important, a design should be more than just the translation of a brief. Special and individual elements can make a place exciting and lend it a poetic character. The projects therefore vary from sober and modest to exuberant and compelling, but they are always self-evident for the particular site and programme.
Contact: Ronald Bron, landscape architect
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