In the coming years, the city of Madrid will create a 74km-long forest belt around the city’s perimeters, Bosque Metropolitano Madrid. Planting hundreds of thousands of new trees helps to improve the Spanish capital’s poor air quality. A huge “environmental belt” existing of trees, new parks, leisure areas and even green bridges over some of the city’s main motorways.
The winning plan for the north-west crown is called ‘Tiempo de Silencio’. Our team developed a forestation strategy that guarantees a valuable result at every stage, and used parametric design to realize many desired qualities and work with local conditions. The needs of citizens, the potential of local ecology, the economic potential and the challenges of drought, heat, and pollution all define the future’s forest.
The Metropolitan Forest Madrid acts as a thermal regulator for the city by addressing the ‘urban heat island’ effect. Our new system will bring more green spaces to parts of Madrid where there’s currently a scarcity, connecting the city through a green ring that will run around it.
Piet Oudolf and LOLA are working on a joined exhibition and book, called Landscape works. Both the exhibition and the book will present the ideas and dreams of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects. Oudolf and LOLA have a history of working together on numerous national and international landscape design projects.… More
World Landscape Architecture announced Forest Sports Park as one of the winners of the 2021 WLA Awards. The park design was shortlisted in the category ‘Built - Urban and Regional Design’ and the team of LOLA Landscape Architects, Taller Architects and Land + Civilization Compositions won a Merit Award in this new category.… More
Urban Forest Almeerderhout approved
With the recent approval of the Almeerderhout Development Plan, the Almere city council has taken an important step towards the realization of the forest of the future. This means that in the upcoming years the current forest will undergo a major metamorphosis.… More