... to the homepage of the Chair of Landscape Architecture and Industrial Landscape LAI, which since April 2009 is headed by Professor Dr. Udo Weilacher.

Nature, landscape and garden have always played an important role as generators of new ideas for urban developments and architectural concepts. Never before has Landscape Architecture been as important as in the current debate regarding the future of the global environment. In almost all areas, landscape is directly or indirectly influenced by industrial production processes. Current discussions about the sustainability of global living environments demonstrate that landscape architects must take over a key role in the development of future living spaces. The LAI prepares its students in close co-operation with all neighbouring disciplines for this important key role.

The research activities of the LAI are focussed on the historical, current, and future relationship of society to nature in garden and landscape. We are particularly interested in questions concerning the future of industrial and post-industrial landscapes as new types of living environments for man and nature. 

First we form our environment, and then it forms us.


We try to provide all relevant information on the English version of our web site. Please excuse if single pages are yet only available in German. You are invited to explore the German web site for more details, for example for the news headlines on our opening page.



In the coming weeks, the students will present the results of their projects, which they have developed at the Chair of Landscape Architecture and Industrial Landscape. Guests are very welcome!!

James Corner, Fieldoperations New York got an honorary doctorate degree of the TU Munich

The International research project under the auspices of the LAI is being funded under the "Alpine Space Program" until 2021.

The Senate of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has honored Jonas Bellingrodt scientific assistant at the Faculty of Architecture with the honorary certificate for excellence in teaching at the Technical University of Munich

Coming up soon at TU Munich I About the future of a deserted city.

The theoretician and historian of landscape architecture and this year's winner of the Sckell-Ring-of-Honour will be guest at the LAI.

on the occasion of the awarding of the Landezine International Landscape Award (LILA) 2017

On April 7, Prof. Dr. Ing. Udo Weilacher will hold this year's Myles H. Thaler Memorial Lecture at the School of Architecture in Charlottesville.

On the occasion of his fellowship at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Center of Harvard University, Udo Weilacher is talking on 30.03. with John Beardsley on the influence of land art on landscape architecture.