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Architect of the Month Germany

Lust for landscapes Landscape architecture with a passionate concern for people and place For over fifty years the landscape architecture firm BHF has created innovative open spaces for both urban and rural contexts. Known for their reliability and customer care, their sizable staff are always ready to take on the next project, no matter how big or small. TEXT: JAIME SCHWARTZ | PHOTOS: BHF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Based in both Kiel and Schwerin, the firm takes its name from its current three main partners: Jens Bendfeldt, Uwe Hermann,

and Ulrich Franke. Jens' father, Klaus-Dieter Bendfeldt, established the firm in 1962. From his time spent working in Kiel as a

gardener after being inspired into the field by the debris left behind after the Second World War, he found his passion lay in landscape architecture. After finishing his studies and establishing his business, Klaus-Dieter successfully landed one of his first big projects; executing the landscape design for social housing complexes in two districts of Kiel. Although BHF is nowadays involved in many kinds of projects

BHF Team. Photo: Axel SchoĚˆn

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