IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Reconsidering Nature’ - project from CAKA Czech Republic ’

IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Reconsidering Nature’ - project from CAKA Czech Republic ’

After the great success of our first Exhibition ‘Landscape as a Common Ground’, IFLA Europe has organised the second edition entitled ‘Reconsidering Nature’.

The aim of the exhibition is to show the contemporary role of landscape architects in creating space. Its conventionally perceived task - to create and preserve beauty in the surrounding of human habitations - has expanded considerably. Environmental challenges, climate change and the living conditions of the inhabitants of larger and larger cities oblige us to take nature beyond the emphasis on aesthetic perspectives. In design, planning and management of landscapes, landscape architects face a contemporary challenge: thinking of nature as a subject, understanding its principles and respecting its needs

IFLA Europe exhibition will present projects conceived and created in close connection with the nature. It will include large and small-scale implemented landscape architecture projects showing the forces of nature as well as exposing nature’s rights, role and importance. IFLA Europe exhibition will present an overview of realised landscape architecture projects from all over Europe which are realised in harmony with the nature and using nature-based solutions. Implemented projects will show work of landscape architects working either individually or in multidisciplinary teams. Realised projects will promote environmental as well as aesthetic value

This week we would like to present project from ČAKA Czech Republic ‘Waltrovka Park and District’

The Waltrovka Park is part of a new neighborhood of administrative, residential and family houses with a kindergarten. It is located in the former industrial area of the famous Walter factory, producing motorcycles and aircraft engines. Only a fraction of the original industrial buildings have survived which has made the effort to foster the identity of the site through the public spaces of the district and the adjacent park even more urgent.

A team of Czech and Slovak landscape architects has designed the linear park, the public spaces of the streets, the garden of the kindergarten and most importantly also the park on the hill as a site with a strong respect for the existing post-industrial landscape. By retaining the original character of the hill with its wild trees and shrubs, using materials and elements from the former factory, along with the use of original gazebo and land-art elements for play, a popular urban park was created. The preserved bunkers, the found original
factory logo and the natural amphitheater made from the materials of the old factory are now surrounded by flowering meadows and wild vegetation. The attention to natural elements, the emphasis on interconnections with the surroundings, and respect for the compositional links and character of the site make it a unique place in the whole city of Prague.

Authors: TERRA FLORIDA krajinářští architekti a 2ka Landscape
Image: Martin Micka/Marie Moravcova

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