BOOK / Lost Landscapes

Rotterdam landscape architects LOLA (Lost Landscapes), winners of the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize for Young Architects 2013, design and study landscapes that are forgotten, derelict or about to change. Since its founding in 2006, the agency has worked on conceptual as well as realisable projects in the inner city, on the outskirts and in the country.LOLA’s designers combine a knowledge of large-scale ecosystems with their own ideas about space and an open attitude that enables them to work collaboratively with other specialists, such as the garden designer Piet Oudolf and the urbanists at Maxwan.
LOLA, who previously published an atlas of urban outskirts and a dike atlas for the island of IJsselmonde, shape sublime experiences in the city and landscape in their own individual way, evincing an infectious new romanticism. In this book, they argue for a design practice centred on human experience. Lost Landscapes is a book about their take on landscape, nature and recreation. With reflecting contributions of Erik de Jong, René van der Velde, Paul Roncken, Eric Frijters and Olv Klein. The book won the Dam Architectural Book Award 2014.

• Eric-Jan Pleijster, Cees van der Veeken, Peter Veenstra. Lost Landscapes – LOLA Landscape Architects. nai010 uitgevers, 2013. ISBN: 978-94-6208-106-2