Metropolitan parks theme year NVTL

June 30th, 2011 § Comments Off on Metropolitan parks theme year NVTL § permalink

Metropolitan parks was the theme of the Dutch Landscape Architecture Association in 2010. I wrote an article discussing the development of metropolitan parks in the Netherlands titled Nieuwe grenzen van het Groen in the Landelijk Dagblad. The new dutch parks are interpretations of the historical urban park repertoire in a new context and on a different scale. Their success depends on whether they manage to stay within the park idiom in the contemporary urban context. I was rather sceptical, but there is one brilliant exception. My apologies to non-dutch readers.

Landelijk Dagblad 2010