Tilman Latz

Tilman Latz
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
To be held virtually via Zoom
Bin Jiang
Associate Professor
Division of Landscape Architecture
Respect and Adaptation – projects in the Anthropocene
Tilman Latz
Partner & Design Director
Landscape Architect, Architect, Urban Planner
POLIS Awards winner

Zoom ID: 992 1607 1085
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HKU Division of Landscape Architecture Seminar Series
Planetary Health and Human wellbeing: Interdisciplinary landscape research and design

Lecture Abstract

Climate change and the Covid pandemic make it clear that people need good public space. It should be integrative in a sense that it pays respect to an areas specific culture, its history, its customs and dreams. Landscape Architecture should adapt to a given place and functional setting, integrate desires, invisible cliches about nature and foster social inclusion.

The presentation will focus on some post-Industrial and infrastructural projects, paying tribute to former generations successes and defeats. It will question the traditional process of demolition, construction and reconstruction, by replacing it with a positive and proactive interpretation of given manmade constructions. This allows to save energy, resources and investment, become sustainable and gain a status of resilient, long-lasting placemaking.


Tilman Latz has been running the practice since 2011 after ten years of partnership with Anneliese and Peter Latz and from 2016 together with his wife Iris Dupper.

He is a member of the Federation of German Landscape Architects bdla and the Deutscher Werkbund Bayern. He is involved in the profession on the board of the bdla Bayern and in the international project group of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects.

Tilman Latz studied landscape architecture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and at the University of Kassel, where he graduated in 1993. He went to study architecture at the Architectural Association in London and then at the University of Kassel, where he completed his studies in 1997 with a diploma in architecture.

From 1997 to 2001 he worked as a project manager for Jourda Architectes Paris. In 2001 and 2003 he was guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and from 2012 to 2014 guest professor at the University of Kassel. (From latzundpartner website)

Duration: 40-50 mins for lecture and 10-15 mins for Q&A

The lecture will be live-streamed on the following platforms:
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YouTube @hkulandscape
Archive: Bilibili 23750604