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

  • The third and final section of the Highline in New York City, the Rail Yards is now open to the public. Design: James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio+renfro and Piet Oudolf. Photo: Chris Tramutola

    Highline: The Rail Yards now open

    The Rail Yards, the third and final section of the Highline in New York City by James Corner Field Operations, differentiate itself from the previous sections in not only design but also in playfulness, ties to it’s history, and views.

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  • A Pedestrian’s Haven: the redesigned Place de la République. Photo: Clement Guillaume

    Place de la République, Paris

    Due to its exceptional size, its symbolic dimension and its location in the city, the Place de la République occupies a special place in Paris. The redevelopment of the square is based on the concept of an open space with multiple urban uses.

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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 88 – Narrative of Landscape

    Landscapes and places tell their stories to those of us who are able to decipher them. The articles in this issue ranging from short stories to films and dramas, question the narrative of the landscape.

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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

The new museum garden at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center by H+N+S Landscape Architects, Royal Ginkel Group, Rots Maatwerk

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

H+N+S Landscape Architects, Royal Ginkel Group and Rots Maatwerk were selected in a two-stage competition to design and build the new museum garden at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the natural history museum in Leiden, The Netherlands

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Events