Researchers at UCD


Michael Heurich


School Of Architecture
Richview Newstead Block B
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7163245



Landscape Architecture degree TU-Berlin 1993.

Influenced by "Loidl School" focusing on principles of spatial design in Landscape Architecture, on human interaction with external spaces and on understanding of ecology.



Combining professional practice and teaching throughout career:

-        working in high-profile practices in Berlin and Munich on a wide range of projects in  
  multi- disciplinary teams.

-        participating in Landscape Architecture competitions.

-        research on typology of memorials / spaces of remembrance.

-        teaching in TU-Berlin 1990-2005.

-        UCD staff member since 2006.



Combining experience as practitioner and academic with trans-disciplinary approach:

-        developing methods of design based knowledge transfer to students.

-        balancing clear direction to students with allowing them freedom to develop their own

-        focusing on design as a problem-solving methodology, unifying related fields such as
  ecology, sociology, history, aesthetic theories and technology.

-        promoting design projects and competition entries as important testing grounds based
  on thorough reflection and research.

-        fostering multicultural communication and integration through international



Erasmus and International Coordinator for UCD Landscape Architecture;

National College of Art and Design (NCAD),

Dublin, Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf;

Hochschule Trier;

Cross Border Network of Art + Design.



Member - Berlin Chamber of Architects; AIV zu Berlin; Schinkel Competition Committee; DGGL;

Cooperation - Irish Landscape Institute.



Honours and Awards

Year: 2009.
Title: Competiton Windeck Siegwaterfall, Windeck Germany, Recommendation/ Purchase
Year: 2008.
Title: 2nd prize Limited competiton "Bedburg City Centre"
Year: 2009.
Title: 2nd prize Limited Competition Memorial Concentration Camp Flossenbuerg, Bavaria
Year: 2009.
Title: 1st prize Limited competition "Werderscher Markt", Berlin-Mitte
Year: 2007.
Title: Extension of the Berlin Wall Memorial Berlin Mitte Open Competition for Realization in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Exhibition. Recommandation/Purchase
Year: 2007.
Title: Competition for Realization in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture Garden Show of the Federal State Baden Wuertemberg in Schwaebisch Gmuend 2014. Recommandation/Purchase
Year: 2007.
Title: 1st Prize Limited Competiton Grimmaische Straße 2nd Stage Space in front of the University´s Campus as "Space to Stay - Space to Play" City of Leipzig.
Year: 2008.
Title: Public squares in the surrounding of the Dortmund U. Limited Competition for Landscape Architects, Architects and Urban Designers. Recommendation/Purchase


Association: Union of Architects and Engineers Berlin (Architekten- und Ingenieur- Verein zu Berlin), Function/Role: Member of the Schinkel Committee, member of the jury of the Schinkel Competition
Association: German Society of Garden Art and Landscape Culture (Deutsch Gesellschaft für Gartenkunst und Landschaftskultur - DGGL), Function/Role:
Association: Chamber of Architects Berlin (Architektenkammer Berlin ), Function/Role:

Conference Contributions

Michael Heurich, Anna Bulanda-Pamtalacci (HS Trier) (2011) [Poster Presentation], ERASMUS Intensive Programmes Mobility and Innovation in the European Context Evaluation Conference, center of advanced european studies and research (caesar), Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany , 22-NOV-11 - 23-NOV-11.
Prof. Marion Goerdt, Michael Heurich; (2011) Evaluation conference on the Cross Border University initative, started in 2007 (UCD joined the European network of Schools of Design and Arts in 2008). [Invited Oral Presentation], Design Fusion 2011, University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Design , 13-MAY-11 - 15-MAY-11.
Michael Heurich (2012) location, space, genius loci. Site specificity in landscape architecture. [Plenary Lecture], 2012 European Forum of History and Art, École Supérieure des Arts de la Ville de Liège (ÉSAVL - Académie royale des Beaux-Arts), Liège, Belgium , 09-APR-12 - 20-APR-12.
Michael Heurich (2013) Global Culture - New Ways of Living Together - spaceART. [Chaired Session], 2013 European Forum of History and Art, Creatiffabrik, Differdange, Luxembourg , 02-APR-13 - 13-APR-13.


Committee : ILI Awards Jury 2012
Committee : Schinkel Commitee (Schinkelausschuss), Berlin, Germany


Year 1993 Institution: Technische Universitaet Berlin
Qualification: Dip Ingenieur Subject: Graduate Engineer Landscape Architecture (Diplom Ingenieur Landschaftsplanung)



Other Activities

Exhibition "Frischgruen einundzwanzig. junge Landschaftsarchitektur aus Berlin und Brandenburg" 
(Freshgreen twentyone. Young Landscape Architecture from Berlin and Brandenburg). 6th to 19th June 2008,
former Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, organized by the BDLA  (Federation of German Landscape Architects) -


Senior Partner of treibhaus landschaftsarchitektur Berlin




Anna Bulanda Pantalacci (2013) Melting Pot - Migrations in the Walloon Region 2012 European Forum of History and Arts. Krakow (PL): Catalogue [Details]
Bulanda-Pantalacci, Anna (2009) Spaces of Remembrance - Intercultural Places. Tier Germany: Catalogue [Details]
Bulanda-Pantalacci, Anna (2010) European Forum of Exchange - Intercultural Places. Trier, Germany: Catalogue [Details]
Bulanda-Pantalacci, Anna (2012) 2011 European forum of History and Arts. Krakow, Poland: Catalogue [Details]


Research Interests

Design and History

Dokumentation Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, Germany, 2014
Cooperation with Henchion Reuter Architects, Dublin Berlin and TH Landscape Architects, Berlin

lrish Vietnam Veterans  Memorial Project, Ennis, Co Clare. 2013
Cooperation with Michael Warren, Sculpturer, Wexford

Memorial and Information centre fort he Victims of the NS-Euthanasy 
at the authentic site in Berlin Tiergartenstraße 4 (T4-Memorial), Berlin 2012
Cooperation with Michael Warren, Sculpturer, Wexford

Invited competition: Restructuring und Design  of the Memorial KZ Flossenbürg. 
Flossenbürg 2009

Lecture: Landscape architectural concepts for sites of former concentration camps. Lecture given as part of the Memorial Conference "Forced Labour during the NS-Regime in Berlin and Brandenburg".  May 1998

Publcation: KZ Außenlager Klinkerwerk. Concept for a memorial park commissioned by the Brandenburg Memorial Sites Foundation, April 1997 

Consultancy for the Foundation of Memorial Sites Brandenburg, Oranienburg 

International Competion Ehemaliges Frauenkonzentrationslager Ravensbrück 1997
Realisation of the Memorial Park Falkensee. Client: City Council of Falkensee 1993 ¿1995
Thesis (Diplomarbeit):  Memorial Park Falkensee, Satilite Camp of the KZ Sachsenhausen (Geschichtslandschaft Falkensee. Gedenkstätte für ein Außenlager des KZ Sachsenhausen) 1993

Member of the CrossBorder Network European Forum of History and Arts

The ¿CrossBorder Network of History and Arts¿ was initiated and is coordinated by Anna Bulanda-Patntalacci, profes¬sor at the University of Applied Sciences Trier. Since 2007, the network, is organizing trans-boundary, interdisciplinary projects on a yearly basis. These projects are dedicated to themes of art historic relevance in Europe and share the goal to establish a practical and permanent cooperation among universities in the cultural sector. Universities from the ¿Greater Region¿ consiting of Germany, France, Luxembourg and Belgium form the core of the network. During the course of the project more European and non-European partners from Poland, Ireland, Italy, USA, Canada and Georgia joined the network.
The fluxus between history and art in an international environment allows the participants to accept, test and adopt new, ¿allien¿ ways of thinking and working. By personally experiencing the similarities and differences in past and presence, the interest for a collective Europe shall arise. Despite all cultural and language barriers, an intense exchange of information and ideas will allow the participants to acquire intercultural competencies and are thus contributing to the communication and the better understanding between the nations. 

Spaces of Remembrance ¿ Intercultural Places, Krakow 2008
(ISBN 978-3-89890-134-5), Kliomedia Verlag, 2010, 1st edition

European Forum of Exchange - Intercultural Places, Namedy (2009). Kliomedia Verlag, 2010, 1st Auflage (ISBN 978-3-89890-155-0)

European Forum of History and Arts, Krzyzowa/Kreisau 2011
Forced Migration, (2012). ASP Publisher, Krakow (PL), 1st edition (ISBN 978-83-6232/-65-0)

European Forum of History and Arts, Liège, Belgium, 2012 
Melting Pott ¿ Migration in the Walloon Region. (2013). ASP Publisher, Krakow (PL), 1st edition ISBN 978-83-62321-69-9)

European Forum of History and Arts, Differdange, Luxemborg, 2013
Global Culture ¿New Ways of Living Together. Publication planned for 2014

Site Specific Design ¿ Place making

Site Specific Design 1 and 2, elective modules for 3rd and 4th year students of landscape architecture and related disciplines running since 2011. The modules focus on applied research on landscape architectural and artistic site specific design and interventions in urban, suburban and rural landscapes. Interdisciplinary projects in cooperation with Architecture and Arts (sculpture) had been carried out, most of them resuted in a built intervention. 

¿Site specificity in landscape architecture¿ at the 2012 European Forum of History and Art, Liège Belgium

Cooperation partners:
FIELDWORKS & STRATEGIES, Gräfin Sophie von Maltzan, 
Art and landscape architecture, Dublin

Hochschule Trier, Faculty of Design, Departnment of Architecture, Prof. Marion Goerdt
Art and design schools across Europe as part of the Cross Border Network:

NCAD School Fine Arts, Philip Napier Head of School and Dr. Mike O¿Kelly, Head of Sculpture

Further activities and research fields:

Best practice in European landscape architecture
In preparation of study trips around Europe research activities focus on landscape architectural projects of the highest standard in design and implementation.

Study trips:

Stockholm 2006 Hamburg 2013 
Barcelona 2007, 08, 09, 10, 11, 14 Vienna 2013, planned for 2014
Berlin 2007, 09, 10, 11, 12         Bordeaux planned for 2015
Munich 2007 London planned for 2016
Copenhagen/ Malmö 2008 Ruhrarea planned for 2017

European cooperation + curriculum development
Research on curricula of Art, Design and Landscape Architecture Schools with a strong focus on design methodologies.
As Erasmus and International Coordinator in Landscape Architecture I keep close contacts to our partners mainly in Europe, currently with a strong focus on German universities. Through the CrossBorder Network of History and Arts I am also linked to Art and Design Schools across the world.




Modules Coordinated

201400   LARC10060     Landscape Architecture: Landscape Studio 1B
201400   LARC30170     Landscape Architecture: Site Specific Design II
201400   LARC40370     Landscape Architecture: Landscape Design Competition 2
201400   LARC10050     Landscape Architecture: Landscape Studio 1A
201400   LARC30140     Landscape Architecture: Site Specific Design
201400   LARC20150     Landscape Architecture: Landscape Studio 2A


Internal Collaborators


Faculty of Fine Arts:

Philip Napier -
Head of Fine Art

Dr Mick O'Kelly - Sculpture

External Collaborators

University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany

Faculty of Design:

Prof. Marion Goerdt - Urban Design

Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci - Communication Design 

Cross Border Network of History and Art

Hochschule Trier, Germany, École Supérieure des Arts de la Ville de Liège, Belgium, University College Dublin, Ireland, École Supérieure d¿Art de Lorraine, Metz, France, Academy od Fine Arts Kraków (ASP), Poland, Academy od Fine Arts Gdańsk (ASP), Poland, University Opole, Institut für Kunst, Poland, University Luxemburg, Luxembourg
Associated members: Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, State Academy of Arts, Georgia, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slowakia, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera Milano, Italy, Kansas University, USA, Hochschule der Bildenden Kuenste Saar, Germany

University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Germany.

Faculty of Landscape Architecture:

Prof. Birgit Schmidt, 

Prof. Frieder Luz,
Prof. Ingrid Schegk 

Technical University Berlin, Germany

Institut of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. 

Prof. Jürgen Weidinger - Object-Planning and Design - 


Sophie Gräfin von Maltzan

Art and Landscape architecture