landscape architecture mediation


It is an art to design landscapes.
The focus lies not only on the individual vision of the designer, but primarily on the needs of the client and users. 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



... 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



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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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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>> Research Project



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

Doctoral Thesis, ETH Zürich

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 at the TU Munich and ETH Zurich from 2011-2021. Since April 2021 she and Thomas E. Hauck were appointed as professors for Landscape Architecture and Planning at the TU Wien. Furthermore she is cofounder of amedida group Ahn Simisker Wolff.


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

Mail: info(at)susann-ahn.de
Telefon: +49 160 90958147
Location: Vienna | Austria & Freising | Germany

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