EventsReconnecting People with Nature

Reconnecting People with Nature

Andreas Kipar

LAND, Milan

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30 June



LAND’s consulting and design practice aims to improve people’s well-being through the implementation of climate-positive solutions and participative processes that lead to sustainable development. They advise public and private clients on how to innovate with nature by applying international policies and promoting collaborative planning procedures. Together with their clients and extensive network of partners, they unlock the potential of societies’ green transition.

Lecture in German

Andreas Kipar

Architect, landscapist and urban planner, Andreas Kipar is the founder and Creative Director of the international landscape architecture studio LAND, with offices in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

As a graduate in Landscape Architecture at the GHS University of Essen and in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Politecnico of Milan, where he has taught Public Space Design since 2009. He is a full member of the German Academy of Urban and Regional Planning (DASL), the Association of German Landscape Architects (BDLA), the Italian Association of Landscape Architects (AIAPP) and the Italian Urban Planning Institute (INU).

He is the inventor of the “Raggi Verdi” [Green Rays] model in Milan, which connects up the various areas of the city to favour a new slow mobility from the centre towards the suburbs. This model, internationally recognised as a pioneering one in green urban planning, has also had subsequent applications in Essen, the European Green Capital 2017, and in the award-winning Smart City of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye in Moscow.

Photo Andreas Kipar © D. Asbach


LAND is an international landscape consultancy with offices in Italy, Switzerland and Germany and with high-profile projects throughout Europe, Canada, Middle East and Russia. Andreas Kipar and a team of more than 100 landscape architects, architects, urban planners, agronomists, engineers & researchers have been transforming regions, cities and places since 1990.

Main projects include: Green Rays strategy, Porta Nuova and the re-development of the former EXPO site MIND in Milan; Urban Open Space Strategy and Krupp Park, comprising ThyssenKrupp HQ, and the Freiheit Emscher in Essen; Ruhr Regional Green Infrastructure Strategy; the renaturation of the Airolo valley and Cassarate River Park in Switzerland; Zuglo District Budapest; Moscow Smart City in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye; Saint-Laurent biodiversity Corridor in Montreal; Urubah Park in Riyad and the Dubai EXPO 2020 in the UAE; the German Pavilion at the EXPO Beijing 2019; the research and innovation projects UNaLab and T-Factor funded by the European Commission.

LAND’s work has been recognized through over 17 prestigious international awards, amongst them Premio Mercurio, MIPIM, Wan Awards, Biennale Pisa, Passive and Low Energy Architecture Award (PLEA).

Photo © Astrid Eckert
Raggi Verdi Milano 2021 © LAND
LOC Loreto Open Community, Milan © Ceetrus Nhood
Collina dei ciliegi Bicocca © Colella Nicola
Photos © Astrid Eckert