For the first time, the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe goes to Switzerland for the renaturation of the river Aire near Geneva. The project is a major success for the landscape and for humans. With flood protection measures, ideal habitats have been created for animals and plants and an overlooked swathe of land has been turned into a vibrant park. This magazine presents this and other award-winning projects in a context alongside the European Landscape Convention which has been calling for a holistic understanding of landscapes for 20 years. www.foen.admin.ch
The special issue can also be read on screen.
Park statt Kanal (Deutsche Version)
Un parc à la place du canal (version française)
Aire. The River and its Double. La rivière et son double. Der Fluss und sein Doppelgänger. A review by Rahel Marti.