currents

  • After a total of 30 years, with 22 as founder and editor in chief of Topos, Robert Schäfer leaves the publishing house. Photo: Boris Storz

    Robert Schäfer leaves Topos

    After a total of 30 years, with 22 as founder and editor in chief of Topos, Robert Schäfer leaves the publishing house. Topos 89 will be the last issue published under his aegis.

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projects

  • Polyform and Karres en Brands designed the new museum garden in front of The National Gallery of Denmark. Photo: Wichmann+Bendtsen

    A melting pot of art and Copenhagen life

    The new landscape in front of The National Gallery of Denmark is designed as a melting pot – where art can mix with urban life. The urban space was created by Danish Polyform Architects and Dutch landscape architects Karres en Brands.

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  • Jorge Andrade Benítez, Javier Mera Luna and Daniel Moreno Flores designed the Quilotoa Crater Overlook, an increasingly popular tourist attraction 170 kilometres south of Quito in the Andes. Photo: Lorena Darquea

    Quilotoa Crater Overlook

    Because of its geographical peculiarities, Quilotoa Crater and Lake south of Quito in the Andes have become an increasingly popular tourist attraction in Ecuador. The overlook sits on the upper edge of the crater.

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  • Paris Zoological Park, Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés

    Paris Zoological Park

    Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés designed the new landscape for the zoological park. The public is now offered encounters with animals and nature in a peaceful relationship.

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reviews

  • Topos_The_City_as_Interface

    The City as Interface

    Does the implementation of new media technologies enable emancipation and new forms of social participation? Or is “surveillance” the defining motive? Martin de Waal discusses these and other issues in his book.

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  • Topos_New_Orleans_under_Reconstruction_Cover

    The Crisis of Planning

    „New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning“ gives an insight into the challenges of urban planning today. The book presents an imposingly rich anthology of voices.

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Competitions

Kai Tak City, Hong Kong. Winning competition entry “Living Roots” by Morphis.

Kai Tak City, Hong Kong

Morphis Win the International Design Competition with the project “Living Roots”. The winning entry envisions a spectacular riverfront landscape.

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Events