International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona, Catalan Design Event 2021

International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona 2021

Updated 2 Oct 2021 + 19 Sep 2021

Location: Barcelona, Catalunya, north east Spain

International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona

The project ‘Brooklyn Bridge Park’ in New York by Michael Van Valkenburgh wins the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize 2021

The project Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh has been proclaimed this afternoon winner of the Rosa Barba 2021 International Landscape Prize, which is awarded within the symposium of the 11th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture Biennial, Barcelona, which took place from September 27th to October 2nd.

Designed and built over the past 20 years, Brooklyn Bridge Park spans 85 acres along 1.3 miles of the East River waterfront. The project has transformed the hardened industrial site of abandoned warehouses, obsolete piers, and decaying bulkheads into a vibrant public space. Today, park elements improve public access, reanimate six piers, and restore ecological diversity, blurring the edge between the East River and the park and proposing a new model for transforming civic urban waterfronts.

The Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize consists of an economic reward of 15,000 € and it is awarded to a landscaping project built during the 5 years prior to the symposium date.

The 11th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona will be held online and will discuss solutions to address climate change mitigation with professionals and activists of landscape and architecture

• The event, which will take place from the 27th of September to the 2nd of October, will be exceptionally held virtually, with free registration.

• It will include: A symposium, the Rosa Barba International Landscape Award, and the International Landscape Schools Award – Banco Sabadell Foundation.

• The motto of the symposium “Climate change, again: City and Nature”, highlights the use of landscape as a tool to face the climate emergency.

• Among the 42 experts who will attend the Biennial there are the American landscaper and climate activist Martha Schwartz, the French writer and gardener Gilles Clément, and the architect author of Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York, Michael Van Valkenburgh.

Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park landscape design:
Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park landscape design
photo © LANDPROCESS

11th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona

Barcelona, September 16, 2021.- From the 27th of September to the 2nd of October, 2021 a new edition of the International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona will take place, which will host the symposium “Climate change, again: City and Nature” to reflect on the importance of landscape in reducing climate change, as well as the Rosa Barba International Landscape Award and the International Landscape Schools Award – Banco Sabadell Foundation.

The event will, let another year, bring together professionals and experts in landscaping and architecture in a congress that has become a reference on an international scale. The symposium will count with 8 renowned guests who will explain tools to face the climate emergency, the authors of the 11 finalist landscape projects of the prestigious Rosa Barba International Landscape Award and, last but not least, representatives of the 8 finalist schools of the Award. Landscape Schools International.

International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona

During the Biennial, the Book-catalogue of the 10th International Landscape Biennial held in 2018 will also be presented. The UPC School of Architecture (ETSAB) will host the exhibition of the finalists of both awards.

Given the context of the pandemic caused by Covid19, this edition of the Biennial will be held online, with the exception of the closing ceremony, which will take place at the COAC and the Palau de la Música (Barcelona, Spain).

The 11th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona is organized by the
Association of Architects of Catalonia and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and has the
institutional support of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, the Barcelona City Council, the
Barcelona Provincial Council, the collaboration of Banco Sabadell Foundation, and the
collaboration of the ISUF Congress, the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA),
the International Federation of Landscape Architects of Europe (IFLA Europe) and the New
European Bauhaus.

The Symposium: a showcase of the best landscape projects and the presence of experts from the sector

One more year, the Biennial invites us to address a current issue as a contribution to the public
debate to solve society’s problems from the perspective of the landscape. This year the motto
of the Biennial symposium is “Climate change, again: City and Nature”. The finalists of the two
prizes awarded by the Biennial also participate in the Symposium: Rosa Barba (professionals)
and Schools (architecture universities). In total, 43 speakers are expected to participate for 30
hours online.

The tropics and the built landscape Urban Center of Medellin AEU:
landscape design Urban Center of Medellin AEU
photograph : Carlos Puerta

The 8 invited experts of the Symposium are:

§ Martha Schwartz. Landscape architect, urban planner, climate activist and professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

§ Colleen Mercer Clarke. Landscape architect and coastal ecologist.

§ Karin Helms. Landscaper, biologist and professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. She incorporates participation to perform in great cultural landscapes. President of IFLA Europe.

§ Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons. Executive Secretary of the European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe.

§ Li Xiong. Professor and Vice President of Beijing Forestry University and member of the China Expert Committee on Landscape Architecture.

§ Gilles Clément. Horticultural engineer, landscape architect, writer, gardener and professor at the National Superior School of the Country of Versailles.

As local institutional representatives, the symposium will feature:

§ Xavier Matilla. Chief Architect of the Barcelona City Council.

§ Ramon Torra. Architect and manager of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.

For more information, photos and interview management:
Office of the Landscape Biennial press@laboh.net WEB: https://landscape.coac.net/

Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park landscape architecture:
Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park Landscape Architecture
photo © VARP Studio

CHECK THE PROGRAM

Check here the complete program of the XI International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona. The online content will be available during the days of the event exclusively for those who have been registered.

Finalist projects of the Rosa Barba International Landscape
Award – Banco Sabadell Foundation:

– Medellín River Parks
Medellin, COLOMBIA
Sebastian Monsalve Gomez + Juandavid Hoyos Taborda

– Transformation of Yang Shupu Thermal Power Plant, Shanghái
Shanghai, CHINA
Original Design Studio/TJAD

– Ribeirinho Oriente Park
Lisbon, Portugal
F|C – Arquitectura Paisagista

– Schelde Quays in South Sint-Andries
Antwerp, Belgium
PROAP – Estudos e Projectos de Arquitectura Paisagista Lda

– INTERNATIONAL GEODESIGN COLLABORATION
London, United Kingdom
Carl Steinitz for IGC core group and the current 140 university teams which are participants

– Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn, New York (USA)
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. – Landscape Architect

– Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park
Bangkok, Thailand
LANDPROCESS

– Girona’s Shores
Girona, Spain
EMF- Estudi Martí Franch

– La Mexicana Park
Mexico City, Mexico
Grupo de Diseño Urbano (GDU) + Víctor Márquez (VMA)

– Central Park, Valencia
Valencia, Spain
Gustafson Porter + Bowman

– The tropics and the built landscape Urban Center of Medellin
Colombia
Medellin, Colombia AEU

The international Jury of this Rosa Barba International Landscape Award’s edition has been formed by: Esteban Leon, Cristina Castelbranco, Julie Bargmann, James Hayter, Kongjian Yu, Manuel Ruisánchez, Jordi Bellmunt, Alfred Fndz de la Reguera and Sara Bartumeus.

The tropics and the built landscape Urban Center of Medellin AEU:
landscape Urban Center of Medellin AEU
photo : Carlos Puerta

The finalist university schools for the International Award for Landscape Schools – Banco Sabadell Foundation are:

§ Leibniz University Hannover (Germany)

§ University of Technology Sydney (Australia)

§ Harvard University Graduate School of Design (USA)

§ City College of New York (USA)

§ School of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

§ Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (the Netherlands)

§ TUDelft (the Netherlands)

§ Huazhong University Of Science And Technology (China)

The international Jury of this International Award for Landscape Schools’ edition has been
formed by: Tim Baird, Brigitte Colin, Lisa Mackenzie, Félix Solaguren and Philippe Poullaouec-
Gonidec.

The Rosa Barba International Landscape Award and the Landscape Schools International
Award have the collaboration of the Banco Sabadell Foundation.

11th International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona
Dates: 27th of September to the 2nd of October, 2021
Place: Online (Free Registration here)
Program: https://landscape.coac.net/sites/default/files/2021-09/PROGRAMA%20ENG%20COMPLET_1_MODIFICAT.pdf
Website: landscape.coac.net
Instagram: @landscape_biennial_bcn
Twitter: @Landsc_Biennial

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