The creation of new landscapes is exploding in this vibrant part of the Gulf. Showcasing the principles and practice of doxiadis+, the keynote speech addressed how sensitivity to local nature and culture can be combined with contemporary thinking, to make landscapes that are beautiful, meaningful, playful, and respectful.
The key points of the lecture:
Landscape architecture is a healing practice par excellence, striving for a new balance between us and the planet we have inherited
New uses very often destroy existing landscapes, even ones which these new uses hope to enjoy
Understanding the processes – natural and human – which formed these landscapes provides the clues to design
This approach also allows us to deal with very sensitive sites, and easily disturbed natural and cultural artifactshttp://futurelandscapeabudhabi.com/