Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH

Booth number R7.G38/19


About us

Rainer Schmidt founded his international offices for landscape architecture and urban development in 1991. During the last 28 years he and his team of now 25 landscape architects and city planners have successfully developed an international reputation in both fields. The company has three locations in Germany: the main office in Munich, the others in Berlin and in Bernburg. Rainer Schmidt’s long term professional and academic career and his handling of complex design challenges have gained a wide expertise: from grand scale city master plan to innovative park and garden designs. According to his philosophy of working, landscape architecture in the 21st century should reflect multidisciplinarily the relationship between humans and nature.The philosophy of the business is two-folded, following the motto "nature by culture" through "healing landscapes".

Products and services

The principal fields of services of the office are the master-planning and implementation of multi-scale large projects in the fields of landscape architecture, environmental planning, urban design, urban development and supervision on both national and international levels. These include but are not limited to: Parks and Recreation Facilities, Master Planning + Urban Design, Large Scale Residential Areas including Spatial Planning, University Campuses, Tourism Development and Resorts, Headquarter Buildings, Government and Private Commercial Centers and Office Buildings, Garden Exhibitions (national and international), Educational Facilities - including Kindergardens and Schools, Marine and Industrial Facilities, Mosques, Hotels, Hospital Landscape Facilities and Private Villas.

Landrover City - Shanghai/ China

The two tower structures + urban complex was meticulously designed to reflect the local culture, create a people-centric yet unique biophilic environment, serving as a powerful metamorphic and symbolic tool. The buildings transform with the city’s atmosphere through the application of a custom fritted glass pattern which emulates Chinese bamboo when seen from afar. 2013-2018. Cooperation with FGP Architects, Chicago; Client: Shanghai Binjiang International Tourist Resort Dev. Co., Ltd.

Killesberg Park and New Urban Quarter- Stuttgart/ Germany

On the ground of a former quarry and following thea subsequent use of a fair, an existing state garden exhibition became extended and restructured by the concept of Killesberg-Park as a "green joint" in between existing and new urban areas (residences "Forum K"). The concept of the park is to sculpture "grass pillows" in between paths. The "grass-pillows" generate a perception of space which is conditioned by a priority for "nature". 1999-2013, client: Town of Stuttgart/ Fürst Development

Residential quarter - former "brick factory", Munich/ Germany

Built form arrangement and open spaces provide a variety of offers for meeting, gardening, celebrating ... in different types of architecture and common and private open spaces around two historically valuable, reused buidings, creating a noise-protected unit of space near a public park with organically laid paths and lowered areas of rain water retention.The quarter frames a former village core in Munich region. 2007-2015, Cooperation with UTZ Architects, Client HI Wohnbau, Munich

Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH
Von-der-Tann-Str. 7
80539 München

Phone: +49 89 202535-0
Fax: +49 89 202535-80
Internet: www.rainerschmidt.com
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Contact person

Prof. Rainer Schmidt
Phone: +49 172 6500785
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News & Innovations

Design needs responsiveness
The required responsiveness needs to be found in those minds, courageous enough to stand up, fulfill all compulsory needs and, nevertheless, desire to leave a footprint by design in order to
- brand culture beside function
- enhance movement in space
- generate a new image for an existing address
- reorganize connectivity in between uses and areas constructively.

These creative approaches will then luckily have consequences in
- telling the story of place in a new way by finding and freeing “caught factors of locational advantage”
- changing the perception of space by alienating the location spatially,
- establishing a new “topography of values” for structural conditions of built form and open spaces in a city, town or region,
- helping people discovering their own neighborhood as a lively place, to be occupied in a new way
- renewing the overall economy of place for the benefit of people and of the environment holistically.
Creative approaches
... are to be called culturally “successful”, if they hold economically in the long term on the – international - real estate markets, sharpening the competition among places and towns for the benefit of the respective spatial unit, which contributes by its uniqueness to the value of the region. That means, the profile of the future architect needs to seize the whole range of multi-disciplinary factors of building space, however needs to be talented to jump over requested compromises of “cost-efficiency” by generating new images and their structures, textures, materialities. The orientation for appropriate creative approaches and their aims for implementation has different roots in history and present. There are (according to Patrick Schumacher, Public Lecture at Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, March 2003) basically four historical levels of anthropologic understandings of space, equally marking the present by overlaying each other, binding the potential identification of people with spaces:
- the territorial framework of origin, relative to antique times
- the permanent address of origin, relative to the land-bound feudalism
- the type of profession, relative to industrial routines of earning money
- the individual activities, society-bound, in the discoursive contexts of the late-industrial and science-oriented culture-production.
Designing the profile of the future architect
Design – demands an utmost social, economic and ecological responsiveness in the making professions (architecture, landscape architecture and urban design).
Designing the profile of the future architects comes near to a philosophy about “healing architecture and landscape”. It includes even more responsiveness, not only for the aimed to products of design, but for outlining the needs for design and its obligations towards the societies and economies within their respective cultural contexts of time and place. The processes of understanding, translating and implementing the needs for design need to be enhanced by the international discourse, by teaching, research and practice.

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