"Landscape architects in Europe are doing really innovative things with pavers, perhaps more so than in the United States. Some recent contemporary urban plaza projects from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Barcelona show the amazing visual effects that can be achieved with bold paving patterns."
Green spotlights projects in each of these cities where pavers have been used to great effect, including Funenpark, a new courtyard for a residential complex in Amsterdam. Here, "[t]he standard Dutch courtyard, which usually has separate streets, pavement, parking and front and back-gardens, instead gets a contemporary take, created as one 'continuous, luxurious' place." Designers LANDLAB, "purposefully kept things simple in order to create a distinct space residents and passers-by can easily wander through."