Professor Hu Jie of Tsinghua University in Beijing was interviewed recently regarding his design philosophy for landscape architecture. Professor Hu Jie is also the Lead Designer teamed with Sasaki to design the Olympic Forest Park in Beijing. He talks about sustainability within the landscape and the role of landscape architecture in the urban environment. He discusses two areas that landscape architects need to keep in mind when designing in China. They are understanding and integrating the local culture within the planning and design and to be environmentally sensitive in our approach to development.
Read his presentation of the Olympic Forest Park and sustainable principles that were used.
Read an interview with Hu Jie, via the ASLA.