The Architects’ Association of Catalonia (Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, COAC) and the Catalan University (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech, UPC) will host the 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona from the 25th to 27th September 2014. In this context, they will present the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize, which has an endowment of Euro 15,000.
This year, the finalists are: Ballast Point in Birchgrave, (Australia), by Philip Coxall, McGregoor Coxall; Arqueología de Paisaje Ruta de la Amistad in México City (México), by Pedro Camarena, LAAP (Landscape Architecture Arquitectura y Paisaje); Qunli Stormwater Park in Heilongjiang (China), by Kongjian Yu, Turenscape & Peking University; Parque de Aranzadi in Navarra (Spain), by Iñaki Alday, and Margarita Jover, aldayjover architecture and landscape; Folly Forest _ A Dance Floor for 100 Trees in Manitoba (Canada), by Dietmar Straub and Anna Thurmayr, Fontaine Landscaping Inc. Cooperation; Termas Geométricas in la Región De Los Lagos (Chile), by German Del Sol, GERMÁN Del Sol Architects; Queens Plaza in New York City (USA), by Margie Ruddick, Margie Ruddick Landscape; the project Making Space in Dalston in London (United Kingdom,), by Johanna Gibbons, J&L Gibbons (Landscape Architects)+muf architecture/art; Auckland Waterfront: North Wharf Promenade and Silo Park in Auckland (New Zealand), by Perry Lethlean, TCL+WA; The High Line in New York (USA), by James Corner, James Corner Field Operations; Landscape Restoration of the Vall d’en joan Landfill Site in Barcelona, (Spain), by BATLLE I ROIG, Enric Batlle Durany, Joan Roig Duran and Teresa Galí-Izard.
The Biennial Symposium entitled “A landscape for you”, focuses on the social component for a new way of planning and designing in Landscape Architecture. It wants to deepen on public participation and spatial appropriation of landscape, considering both its processes and its materialization. Barcelona will open itself to international landscape architecture in a symposium adapted to contemporary circumstances. For three days there will be lectures, presentations of the finalists of the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize, keynotes speakers and roundtables. As it was the case of last Biennial, Topos is the media partner and will be involved in the organization of the conference.