New Horizons: Eight Perspectives on Chinese Landscape Architecture Today

Jutta Kehrer (Ed.)

Birkhaüser, 2020


A new generation of Chinese landscape architects, that has hardly been registered outside China, is emerging: innovative, optimistic, radical, yet rooted in local context and tradition. Thanks to their international experience in training and practice, they seamlessly combine eastern and western influences to create something new. They design open spaces in high-density cities and revitalize remote rural areas. Their projects are characterized by interaction and change.

New Horizons is the first portrait of this generation: an external view provided by expert essays is followed by detailed and richly-illustrated profiles of eight successful studios including interviews with founders. An essential reading for everyone interested in the current discourse shaping the contemporary Chinese landscape architecture.

  • Insights and reflections on the current landscape design discourse in China
  • Profiles of a new, self-confident generation of Chinese landscape architects
  • Essays, interviews, and generously illustrated projects

ISBN: 9783035621457

312 pagina's, 480 kleurillustraties, 27 x 20 cm, hardcover, Engels