As a landscape architect with more than 15 years of experience, Lysann has been working on a variety of different scale exteriors and urban spaces. After completing an initial degree in architecture and urban planning in Hamburg (Germany), she continued her studies at the University of Greenwich in London, working on town planning and brown field redevelopment projects. After completing a postgraduate diploma, she joined EDAW, participating on the master plan for the London 2012 Olympics and Kings Harbour in Liverpool. After meeting Diala Haddad, Director at the French landscape office DPAYSAGE in 2005, Paris became Lysann’s new home and work place and she became associate at DPAYSAGE in 2008, supervising numerous projects, particularly overseas.
2015 felt to be the right moment to move on… after London and Paris, Berlin was the place to be. Since then, Lysann shares her time between Berlin, where she teaches, and the Baltic coast, where the office structure is located. Out of the one-(wo)man-show a real design team developed, and we are currently three full-time (landscape) architects and two trainees working on our various projects. The interplay between metropolitan city and wide landscape is source for inspiration and helps us focussing on the essential. No matter where, we are always looking forward to collaborate with multi-disciplinary design teams that are let by sustainable and social awareness. In order to create sustainable projects integrating landscape, infrastructures and architecture, the following points form the framework of our design approach:
- Every site (river banks, brown field site, a gap site…) can tell stories. To discover these (hi)stories, to reveal a red thread and continue spinning this thread, this is my motivation and claim for my work.
- Successful projects need dialogue and communication (sometimes with cross-cultural and international capabilities) between the various stake holders: authorities, investors, associations, future users, environmentalists, residents, … Listening and integrating comments and objections are an integral part of the design process.
- A submitted competition or a completed construction are the result of team work… between the client and the designers, between collaborators of the design team (including various specialists), between the contractor and the site architect.