New topological methods in landscape design, the use of new media in landscape analysis and perception, as well as research into the history and theory of landscape design are at the heart of Girot’s teaching and research activities. In his practical work, he particularly deals with contemporary landscape.
Would it be possible, in the world of today, to create equilibrium between our well-being and an ecological balance?
What environmental impact would it have if the normative concept of landscape and nature were designed and accepted in entirely cultural terms?
Girot addresses these questions and sets out to explore new approaches in a changing environment. Therefore, he makes a plea for making the cultivation of nature a value and a societal goal. This would mean that landscape becomes touched nature
Christophe Girot is Professor at the Institute of Landscape Architecture at the ETH Zurich. His teaching and research activities address the development of new topological methods in landscape design, the use of new media in landscape analysis and perception, as well as research into the history and theory of landscape design. The focus of his practical work is on the study of contemporary landscape. He is director of the Zurich-based Atelier Girot that has been successful in planning and implementing new forms of nature design for 25 years. It employs state-of-the-art georeference-based design and visualisation technologies to develop innovative solutions