In 2014, the School of Landscape Architecture (ILA) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) opened the Archive of Norwegian Landscape Architecture.
The education in landscape architecture at NMBU is the second oldest in the world, which makes the Archive also unique. The collections of the Archive illustrate the development of Norwegian landscape architecture in the past 100 years, both in education and in profession. The Archive contains students’ works back approximately 100 years ago, and a variety of sources from former teachers and landscape architects. The Archive contains mainly maps, plans, photographs and written documentations relating to design projects in Norway.
This blog provides an introduction to the contents of the Archive. It is hoped to generate more interests in the research of Norwegian landscape architecture, both nationally and internationally. The research group ‘Theories and history in landscape architecture’ in ILA is responsible for the maintenance of the Archive. Interested readers can contact Professor Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn.