Before infrastructure or a major technical plant is sited in the landscape, authorities generally demand an assessment of its impact on the environment and the landscape. An EIA report’s visual and spatial assessment provides a sound basis for ensuring that a plant or other structure is sited and designed appropriately and integrates harmoniously with its surroundings.
Gottlieb Paludan Architects contributes to EIA reports by producing landscape-architectural analyses and assessments of specific structures’ visual and spatial impacts. This is particularly important in vulnerable nature areas, valuable landscapes and in areas where the structures would be experienced by many people. We develop concepts for terrain, planting and associated construction works with a view to ensuring that the structure and the surrounding landscape form a harmonious whole.
Our specialists have many years of experience as advisers to local authorities, utility companies and the Danish Road Directorate on the design of a wide range of major infrastructure and climate change projects. The projects include motorways, bypasses, railways and high-voltage plants as well as major construction projects and rainwater systems in both urban and rural contexts.
At Gottlieb Paludan Architects, we perform landscape analyses and landscape-aesthetics impact assessments of alignments, major technical plants and rainwater systems. In addition, we prepare basic designs for terrain and planting together with concepts for the layout of the immediate surroundings of the structures and any associated construction works, such as bridges, approach systems, noise barriers, rest areas and lay-by.
We have extensive expertise in producing visualizations and other forms of illustrations that clarify landscape conditions. These are important tools, not only in the final EIA report but also in our communication with the client, other associated advisers and involved authorities.