With numerous successes in international competitions and a substantial realised oeuvre, Rainer Schmidt is one of the most renowned German landscape architects. The Edition Topos provides the first comprehensive presentation of his most important projects. The chapter on "Landscape and Architecture" shows ingenious combinations of archi-tecture and landscape, as in the design for Johann Gutenberg High School in Erfurt. Built city districts such as Munich's Park City Schwabing and urban design visions for Hangzhou in China and the Lefortovo district in Moscow stand out in the chapter on "Urban Landscapes". The "Airport Landscapes" chapter covers the landscape compositions for the Munich airport. Finally, the "Event Landscapes" chapter features the impressive planning pro-jects for the "green" Olympic Games in Beijing and the built gardens and installations for the German National Garden Festival 2005 in Munich.