DPLG Landscaper & Landscape Designer, Urban Planner
Atelier Alfred Peter Urban landscape design
Lyon / Strasbourg (France) / Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Alfred Peter graduated as a landscape architect from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles and worked for Alexandre Chemetoff before setting up his own agency in 1985 in Strasbourg, then in Lyon. He occasionally teaches in numerous institutions (Schools of Architecture and Engineering, Ponts et Chaussées training courses, etc.); he gives conferences in particular on the relationship between mobility and development, or the relationship between the city and nature in Europe and Asia. Like all landscape designers of his generation, he began his career working on public space projects. Since 1995, he has been working on TCSP development projects, in particular the Strasbourg tramway. More recently, he has developed territorial projects combining issues of urban form, mobility and the environment. With the SCOT of Montpellier in 2000, he invented and developed the concept of “inversion of the gaze”, which consists of rethinking the urban space from the unbuilt. He develops large-scale projects combining ecological issues, such as global warming, the relationship between the dense city and nature, the transformation of the dislocated city, etc. Project geography is becoming increasingly important in his projects. He runs his Laboratory of Festive Ecology with the aim of constantly opening up to new issues, in particular those that allow the integration of new sustainable development inputs (climate, biodiversity, hydrology) into exciting narratives about the cities of tomorrow.