JUROR 2015

Prof. Herbert Dreiseitl

Atelier Dreiseitl

Liveable Citites Lab at the Rambell Group


Herbert Dreiseitl is an urban designer, landscape architect, water artist, interdisciplinary planner and Professor in Praxis. He is an internationally highly respected expert in creating Liveable Cities around the world with a special hallmark on the inspiring and innovative use of water to solve urban environmental challenges, connecting technology with aesthetics, encouraging people to take care and ownership for places. He has realized groundbreaking contemporary projects in the fields of urban design, urban hydrology, water art, stormwater management, planning and landscape architecture. He lectures worldwide and has authored many publications including three editions of Recent Waterscapes, Planning, Building and Designing with Water.

As the Director of the “Liveable Cities Lab”, the new thinktank at the Rambøll Group International (LCL) and as founder of Atelier Dreiseitl, a globally integrated design studio with more than 35-year history of excellence in urban design, landscape architecture and ecological waterscapes, Herbert integrates the organization´s strategic design and planning efforts by demonstrating a portfolio of site-responsive interventions of urban planning, hydrology and environmental engineering.

Within the new “Liveable Cities Lab” Herbert is focusing today on urban initiative projects, academy activities and research in worldwide collaboration with universities. Through a collaborative network and as Harvard GSD Loeb Fellow and Visiting Professor at NUS Singapore, he is exploring the potentials and conditions for Liveable Cities in the future including policymaking and good governance as how to bring best value to the society, create a culture of inspiration and implementation of better-integrated urban infrastructures. By this designing tools for managing global challenges and environment-related risks.