Discover Germany | Issue 11 | February 2014

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Landscape architecture for gardens, natural environment and cities BHF Landscape Architects, situated in Kiel and Schwerin, work in all fields concerning the evaluation, redesign and formation of landscape. Their work stretches from outlining plans for new city quarters, to project support for new high voltage lines – always considering the needs of residents and the environment as a whole. Landscape architecture always means working in an existing living space. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN | PHOTOS: BHF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

BHF Landscape Architects have been working successfully in this field for more than 50 years. The letters BHF stand for today’s three partners: Jens Bendfeldt, Uwe Herrmann and Ulrich Franke. In 1949 shortly after the end of World War II, with the city of Kiel lying in ruins, Klaus-Dieter Bendfeldt, Jens Bendfeldt’s father, decided to become a gardener. After finishing his education he founded the office for landscape architecture in 1962 and took over the landscape design for social housing projects in two Kiel districts. Since the foundation, the landscape architects have developed

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further and worked on about 3,000 projects; leaving their signature in the landscape design of northern Germany. “Today we are working in every field of clearance, regional and environmental planning,” says Jens Bendfeldt. Architecture for gardens, places and city spaces Two office locations, Kiel and Schwerin, cover the

From left to right Jens Bendfeldt, Uwe Herrmann, Ulrich Franke. Photo: Axel Schön

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