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Topotek 1: Studio Visit: The Art of Landscape Architecture

Topotek 1 are not the typical landscape architects. Topotek 1′s mission is to expand the possibilities of landscape architecture. On the occasion of the inauguration of their latest projects and their work on the competition for the redesign of the Flughafen Tempelhof site, VernissageTV met with the Topotek 1 principals Martin Rein-Cano and Lorenz Dexler. In this interview at the offices of Topotek 1 in Berlin, Martin Rein-Cano and Lorenz Dexler talk about the beginnings of their career, how they met, their specific approach to lanscape architecture, their inspiration, how they select and develop projects, the stages of the design process in general, and their project Theresienhöhe railway cover in Munich, which they developed together with the German artist Rosemarie Trockel.

The above video is an excerpt of the interview. The complete interview in two parts (25 min.) is available after the jump. See also VernissageTV’s coverage of the inauguration of the Heerenschuerli Sports Facility they designed in Zürich / Switzerland.

Topotek 1: Studio Visit. Interview with Martin Rein-Cano and Lorenz Dexler. Berlin / Germany, October 8, 2010.

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Topotek 1: Sports Facility Heerenschuerli / Interview with Martin Rein-Cano

In collaboration with Dürig Architects, the Berlin-based landscape architects Topotek 1 designed one of the largest sports facilities in Zürich, Switzerland. The sports facility is located between a nature reserve, a highway crossing, residential housing and large-scale industrial buildings. It comprises twelve football fields and a baseball field complemented by three buildings: an ice-rink, a locker-room building and a workshop.

In this video, Topotek 1 principal Martin Rein-Cano talks about the design concept of the Heerenschürli sports facility. In the full-length version of this episode (available after the jump), Martin Rein-Cano and Jean-Pierre Dürig of Dürig Architects give us an extensive insight into the project and their collaboration.

Topotek 1: Sports Facility Heerenschürli, Zürich / Switzerland. Inauguration, August 21, 2010.

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