06. August 2012 / Robert Schäfer
7th European Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona
The Catalan landscape architects have managed to establish in Barcelona one of the most important events for the profession - the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture. The event, which takes place from September 27 - 29, will open itself to landscape in a symposium adapted to contemporary circumstances. This symposium will last three days and will include talks and presentations by those finalists competing for the Rosa Barba European Landscape Award, papers, round table discussions, exhibitions and samples from which we will be able to track and discuss the evolution of landscape design in Europe. The first day will present the projects of the finalists of the competition for the Rosa Barba Award in 2012, which were selected from 360 submissions. The international jury, this year made entirely of women, elect the Rosa Barba Award - to be announced and awarded on day 2 (the 7 finalists are listed below). In addition, there are round tables on the topics of education and professional practice. On day 3, Friday 29 September Topos plays host at the Biennial. Herbert Dreiseitl and Kathryn Gustafson will be among the speakers, complemented by the winners of Topos Landscape Award 2012 Taktyk, and our two special recognitions from South Africa and Norway respectively.
Rosa Barba Prize finalists:
Effluent Water Treatment Station - Joao Nuñes, Lisbon, Portugal.
Martin Luther King Park - Jacqueline Osty, Paris, France.
Ile Seguin, jardin de prefiguration - Michel Desvigne, France.
Mangfallpark Rosenheim - Steffan Robel & Joachim Swillus, Germany.
Cap de Creus - Martí Franch Batllori, Girona, Spain.
The Written Garden 'Gardens of the World‘ - Marianne Mommsen & Gero Heck, Berlin, Germany.
Twickel Estate - Michael Van Gessel, Delden, Holland.
The organizers are offering discounted group rates until August 17.
Topos is supported at the Biennial by Bruns Pflanzen, Germany.