BECHT was later founded by Peter Becht in july 2013 based in Copenhagen, Denmark, remaining true to it´s way of thinking since its inception.
BECHT received its first commission to reconceive the main public space Østervold in Denmark after winning an international design competition. This was followed the years to come by several commissions by competition winning proposal.
Today we range from masterplans and visions, spaces and landscape to exhibitions, includes projects in five countries and 25 major cities.
From our perspective, successful project requires a process founded on trust and strong cooperation between all involved parties based on openness and dialogue.
We work therefore with a highly collaborative design method, involving clients, stakeholders, and experts from a wide range of fields from early on in the creative process. The output is acclaimed for both its craftsmanship and processing.
BECHT ApS is member of DANSKE ARK Danish Association of Architectural Firms and DI The Confederation of Danish Industry.
Peter Becht was born in Lundsberg Sweden in 1959
After studies at University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and Landscape Architecture at University of Uppsala, he obtained his degree in 1989 at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
As well as a deep respect for craft, materials and making of the landscape architecture, Peter´s approach has always been ‘hands on’. Beauty in form and shape combined with a contemporary expression – has therefore been his ambition of bringing identity and life to spaces.
Drawing a Scandinavian tradition of Architecture, Peter Becht is well known for his commitment to the development of the landscape architectural practice. He frequents participate in public debates and holds visiting lecture abroad. Receiving national and international acclaim for his work, as the Swedish Landscape Architect Award for World Culture Museum in Gothenburg, and the German Green Living Award for landscape for Waldbaldviertel in Cologne.
Alongside his appointed role as Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture “Applied Urban Open Space Planning and Design”, at University of Copenhagen, he is member of the Society of Artists The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and external examiners for The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Kolding School of Design and Aarhus School of Architecture.