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landscape architecture mediation

design

It is an art to design landscapes.
The focus lies not only on the individual vision of the designer, but primarily on the need of the client. It is my aim to improve the living quality, and at the same time to integrate economic, aesthetic, ecological, cultural as well as social values.
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Competitions and Landscape Projects

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landscapes

... arise from our imagination.
Therefore, interacting with landscapes requires:

SENSE of aesthetics and well-being,
UNDERSTANDING of complex settings and conflicts,
KNOWLEDGE of social and spatial transformations.
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Lectures and Guest Crits

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communication

Landscapes need communication
The planning and construction process often suffers from conflicts – between the municipality and the residents or among neighbors. Especially with regard to nature, different interests and values easily collide. In view of that, it's useful to embed mediation and communication methods in the field of landscape architecture.
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research

The synergy between design and research will help to resolve complex design tasks.
How can we deal with urban transformation processes? How is landscape perceived by different cultures? Academic research on social, cultural and historic issues can provide a strong knowledge for specific design tasks.
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Publications

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Cultural Laboratory Seoul. Emergence, Narrative and Impact of Culturally Related Landscape Meanings

Doctoral Thesis, ETH Zürich
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Susann Ahn is Landscape Architect and certified Mediator. She received her Diploma at the Technical University Munich and her Doctor of Science at ETH Zürich. For several years, she conducted international projects in various offices, before founding her own office in 2013. Besides that, she worked as research associate at the TU Munich and ETH Zurich from 2011-2019. Until today, she is lecturing in various universities and educational institutions in addition to her office work. She is a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects and of the German Association of Craftsmen (Deutscher Werkbund).

Contact

AHN Landscape Architecture Mediation
Dr. Susann Ahn
Landscape Architect | Certified Mediator

Mail: info@susann-ahn.de
Telefon: +49 (0)176-239 359 43

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