Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher

Department

Architecture

Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Weilacher (b. 1963) researches the links between modern landscape architecture, the visual arts and garden design history in conjunction with forward-looking urban and cultivated landscape developments. The focus lies on the sustainable alteration of industrial landscapes to make new space for human habitation and nature.

After studying landscape architecture at TUM and California State Polytechnic University Pomona/Los Angeles, Prof. Weilacher was a research fellow and lecturer at the University of Karlsruhe and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. In 2001, he did his doctorate at ETH Zurich. He was appointed professor of landscape architecture and design at the University of Hanover in 2002. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences from 2006 to 2008. In 2009, he accepted the position of full professor at TUM. Prof. Weilacher is the author of numerous internationally published books. He is a member of the German Work Federation, the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, the German Society for Garden Art and Landscape Culture and the advisory board of the Center for Garden Art and Landscape Architecture. He is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Garden Art and Landscape Architecture at the University of Hanover (Leibniz Universität Hannover).

Awards

  • John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize, New York (2011)
  • Medaille der ETH Zürich für Dissertation (2001)
  • Peter Joseph Lenné-Preis (1996)
  • Schinkelpreis (1995)
  • Special Recognition-Auszeichnung der California State Polytechnic University, Los Angeles USA (1990)

Key Publications (alle Publikationen)

Weilacher U: „Ferme Ornée Mechtenberg. Feldversuche zwischen postindustrieller Wildnis und neuer Nützlichkeit/ Ferme Ornée Mechtenberg. Field Experiments between Post-Industrial Wilderness and New Usefulness“. In: Feldstudien/ Fieldstudies. Zur neuen Ästhetik urbaner Landwirtschaft/ The New Aesthetics of Urban Agriculture. Editor: Regionalverband Ruhr. Basel – Berlin – Boston: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2010; 84-89.

Weilacher U: „Feldforschung Neuland“. In: NEULAND. Landschaft zwischen Wirklichkeit und Vorstellung. Editor: Weilacher U, v. Dziembowski B, Werren J. Basel – Berlin – Boston: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2009; 7-9.

Weilacher U: Syntax der Landschaft. Die Landschaftsarchitektur von Peter Latz und Partner. Basel – Berlin – Boston: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2008.

Weilacher U: In Gärten. Profile aktueller europäischer Landschaftsarchitektur. Basel – Berlin – Boston: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2005.

Weilacher U: Zwischen Landschaftsarchitektur und Land Art. Basel – Berlin – Boston: Birkhäuser Verlag, 1996.