About the project

About the project

The subject of the project is an exhibition entitled “Contemporary landscape architecture in Visegrad countries”. The presentation of 40 best landscape architecture projects from all V4 countries is intended to draw attention to the problem of landscape shaping in Central Europe countries, where the understanding of common space is changing. The presentation of the exhibition will be combined with a cycle of seminars, discussions and catalogue of all presented projects.

The term “landscape architecture” was first used in 1840, and “landscape architect” – in 1862. The profession, which has existed for over 100 years elsewhere in the world, in Central Europe is still a young field, and a landscape architect – a relatively young occupation. The scientific and practical foundations of this specialization were developed as part of architecture in its broad sense, and over the last years evolved into a new field combining architecture, planning, environmental protection, the issues of sustainable development, etc.

Social awareness of landscape architecture in Central Europe countries is very low and needs to be deepened. The aim of the project is to raise social awareness of the necessity of planning and managing landscape and to stress the importance of the tasks faced by landscape architects. The exhibition will be a presentation of ten best projects from each country selected in a contest.

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