A landscape as an ecological link. ConfEx Park by Sauerbruch Hutton, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Stavropoulou Architects

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Salónica. Greece. Salónica. Grecia.

Sauerbruch Hutton

Sauerbruch Hutton is an international agency for architecture, urban planning and design that, founded in London in 1989, is now based in Berlin. The office realises individual and sustainable solutions for architectural projects, urban master plans, interiors, furniture and exhibitions. Pleasure in the sensual handling of space and material, curiosity for technical and spatial innovation as well as the responsible use of all kinds of existing resources constitute the focus of Sauerbruch Hutton’s architectural practice.

An experienced team of 120 employees works in an interconnected, democratic and interdisciplinary environment, sharing tasks and responsibilities in a process of intensive dialogue. This equal and open working culture finds its equivalent in a contemporary company structure that sees responsibilities carried by a group of 19 partners and 10 associates. This broad base creates a flexible and dynamic environment that fosters the preservation and development of common values.


Gustafson Porter + Bowman are an award-winning landscape architecture practice based in London. We have a talented team of landscape architects, architects and urban designers led by 5 partners. Our wide-ranging specialisations allow us to engage with a multitude of projects from the urban masterplan scale to bespoke designs. Our design process is always based on a deep understanding of a site; its geographical context and the organisations and cultures that shape them.

We always visit our sites, research their location, history, hydrology, soils, plant communities, local context and site constraints. We will talk to clients, stakeholders and local people about their needs and ambitions. Only once we feel that we have understood these will we start developing a strong conceptual framework that lends meaning and distinctiveness to our landscape work. Throughout our 23-year history, we have sought to continuously push the boundaries of what constitutes the field of landscape design. We care deeply about our work, with strong personal commitments to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients, the environment and the local community. Our strong engagement with local communities and stakeholders, including artists and scientists, adds layers of richness to our work.

Stavropoulou Architects

Elena Stavropoulou founded the architectural practice Stavropoulou Architects in 2014 and has worked as a freelance architect based in Athens since 1999. From 1997 to 1999 she worked at A. Tombazis & Partners. She completed the “Environment and Energy Studies” post-graduate program at the Architectural Association of London (1997). In 1994 she obtained her bachelor’s degree in architecture after having completed Law studies (1989) at the School of Law and Economics of the Aristotle University in Greece. For Stavropoulou Architects bioclimatic design is fundamental to every brief. Sustainable architecture is a way of thought and leads to unique designs and buildings that respect both human needs and the natural environment.

Stavropoulou Architects’ design portfolio includes residential projects, single-family homes and the refurbishment of apartments, wineries and small industrial buildings, exhibition design services and retail spaces in Athens, elsewhere in Greece and abroad. The practice also undertakes environmental consulting. Her work has been featured in several periodical publications. She has participated and been awarded in competitions and has taken part in many exhibitions with her work and projects.



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