IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Reconsidering Nature’ - Project from OGLA AUSTRIA ‘Healing Gardens Public Hospital ‘Klinik Floridsdorf’

IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Reconsidering Nature’ - Project from OGLA AUSTRIA ‘Healing Gardens Public Hospital ‘Klinik Floridsdorf’

After the great success of our first Exhibition ‘Landscape as a Common Ground’, IFLA Europe has organised its second edition ‘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 a project from OGLA AUSTRIA entitled ‘Healing Gardens Public Hospital ‘Klinik Floridsdorf’. The Healing Gardens is a pioneer project. For the first time in Austria, a landscape garden is intentionally included into the planning process of a hospital as a healing factor. The original concept by Martha Schwartz comprises several therapy gardens and mobility rehabilitation centres as well as strolling loops of varying lengths. Depending on their grade of mobility and/or their mood, patients can “configure” their outings as they wish. The strolling loops are constructed as a linear system of paths. They start inside the hospital and the wind through the therapy gardens and further into the lawns and meadows.

Authors of the project are 3:0 Landschaftsarchitekturin association with Martha Schwartz Partners -MSP
For more information about the Exhibition and the projects, please visit IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Reconsidering Nature’

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