UNESCO World Heritage Abbey Lorsch, Germany

1st Prize in the German Landscape Architecture Award 2015

TOPOTEK 1 and hg merz’s design proposal began in 2010 with a landscape architectural competition (in conjunction with architectural, historic preservation and urban planning expertise) for the re-envisioning of the site. Continue reading

The Island Town of Sviyazhsk

When Ivan the Terrible, the Grand Prince of Moscow and the first Tsar of Russia, ascended the throne in the middle of the 16th century, he decided to put an end to the Khanate of Kazan, a medieval Bulgarian-Tatar Turkic state occupying the territory of former Volga Bulgaria, and ruled by the descendants of Genghis Khan. Continue reading

A Perfect Day in Cesky Krumlov

Perfect Day in Cesky Krumlov

Český Krumlov is a small city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic where Český Krumlov Castle is located. Old Český Krumlov is a Unesco World Heritage Site and was given this status along with the historic Prague castle district.

The city is named Český Krumlov (“Bohemian Crumlaw”) to differentiate it from Moravský Krumlov in the southeast of the country.