The Landscape Architecture Europe Foundation (LAE) was established by a team of ambitious European professionals in the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA) in year 2003. Their desire was for landscape architecture to be recognised as an autonomous profession apart from other disciplines - with its own view of the world, its own methodology, its own concepts and expertise - and possessing a distinctively European culture.
This aspiration was given shape by some kindred spirits around the Dutch landscape architect Michael van Gessel. Their aim was to broadcast this message to the world by publishing a book every three years. Their model was the Dutch Yearbook for landscape architecture and town planning, which has been a success for more than ten years. The Federation supports today its continued publication as an increasingly representative showcase for the European profession.
LAE published its first book in 2006: Fieldwork, Landscape Architecture Europe. Following an open call for entries, the projects featured in the book were selected by an independent jury of practising landscape architects of different European nationalities. The book was edited by a team of experienced European experts. It reflects the European ethos, displays European know-how and explores topical issues.
On Site, Landscape Architecture Europe is the second book and the triennial yearbook of European landscape architecture. Produced for the Landscape Architecture Europe Foundation (LAE) and the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA), it aims to be the standard, critical review of the state of the art of European landscape architecture. On Site presents pioneering projects and strategies in landscape architecture from Berlin to Bordeaux, from Akkarvikodden in Norway to Évora in Portugal. The projects are supplemented by essays on subjects that arise from the projects, like Bordeaux's urban policies, Portugal's landscape pioneers, playscape and public space, hybridization of infrastructure and landscape.
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