BALCONIES LANDSCAPING OF URBAN SPACES IN UKRAINE AND GERMANY
Keywords:landscape design, urban environment, balconies, modern landscaping trends, assortment of plants for urban landscaping
The article considers the design and landscaping of balconies as an integral part
of the green infrastructure of the urban environment, which in the modern world are
becoming new platforms for recreation and social interaction. Their unique natural,
communicative and social features are revealed. It emphasizes the ecological potential
of balconies and their role in the fight against global climate change.
The advantages of creating balconies in modern urban space are described. The
main trends of landscaping balconies in Germany are analyzed. Their practical and
aesthetic role in the urban landscape is demonstrated. The design phenomenon and
features of landscaping Ukrainian balconies are described. A comparative characterization
was conducted and cultural differences in the creation of balconies in Ukraine
and Germany were clarified. An optimal assortment of plants is offered, the use of
which is most appropriate for modern design of balconies in both countries.
Ukrainians actively adopt the best European trends and successfully apply them.
As a result, the number of aesthetically attractive and high-quality landscaped balconies
increases every year in all cities of the country. Properly functional and organized
landscaping of balconies is important in the modern urbanization of cities and is caused
by the desire of people to have quality rest and have their own green space. This fact
prompts us to rethink the design and landscaping of these open urban spaces.
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