An architecture exhibition at the UPC-ETSAB opens the Tenth International Landscape Biennial

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London awarded the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize in 2016

The Biennial’s prizes will be awarded on Friday 28 September, at 8 p.m., at the Petit Palau. The chairman of the Banc Sabadell Foundation, Miquel Molins, will present the award to the winner of the Rosa Barba International Landscape Architecture Prize. The dean of the Architects’ Association of Catalonia, Assumpció Puig, will present the International Prize for Projects by Architecture and Landscape Schools, and Estanislau Roca, vice-rector of the UPC, will present the Master Prize. 

As in previous editions, those in attendance will be able to vote for their favourite projects among the finalists and thus grant the Public Opinion Award, which will be presented by the chairman of the Higher Council of Associations of Architects in Spain, Lluís Comerón.



The 10th International Landscape Biennial, organised by the UPC and the Architects’ Association of Catalonia, brings together international experts in Barcelona to discuss the need for performative landscapes

Sep 26, 2018

Barcelona is hosting the 10th Internacional Landscape Biennialfrom 25 to 29 September. Organized by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Architects' Association of Catalonia , the Biennial’s aim is to debate and explore intervention in the landscape, both from an architectural perspective and from that of other disciplines. This year’s slogan, ‘Performative nature’, emphasises the need to create landscapes that will stand up to today’s threats and play ecological, social and political roles at the same time. 

Exhibition and International Landscape School Prize 
On 25 September, the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) opens an exhibition showing university projects by architecture and landscape schools from around the world. The exhibition, which will be open until 19 October, will later tour several European universities. In addition to being exhibited, the the projects  compete for the International Prize for Projects by Architecture and Landscape Schools , which will be given in a ceremony on 28 September at the Petit Palau de la Música. A student from the winning university will have the opportunity to travel to Barcelona to attend the Intensive International Workshop of the master's degree in Landscape Architecture  at the UPC. 

‘Rosa Barba’ International Landscape Architecture Prize
The jury of the ‘Rosa Barba’ Internacional Landscape Architecture Prize has chosen nine landscape projects from around the world that have already been built or just planned and designed, all of which were created between 2013 and 2018. The finalists will present their projects on 27 September at the Petit Palau de la Música, and the award ceremony will be held on 28 September. The Prize is worth 15,000 euros.

'POP UP GREEN: the spirit of the tree', an installation to demand green landscapes
More than 2,000 oak saplings will draw an ephemeral green landscape all over Plaça Nova in Barcelona—just in front of the Architects’ Association of Catalonia building. The action, named ‘POP UP GREEN: the spirit of the tree’  demands green landscapes and seeks interaction with citizens: from 7 p.m. onwards, people will be able to take the oak saplings and leave them in any part of the city, or adopt them, make them grow and transplant them. Once an oak is planted, people can take a photo and post it on social media with the hashtag #fempaisatge and georeference it. 

Theoretical workshop: Performative nature
Under the slogan ‘Performative nature’, the Biennial wants to be an agent of change and a dynamic actor in the landscape field. During the symposium, five speakers of great international standing will be discussing performative nature and tomorrow’s landscapes from a cross-curricular perspective that ranges from ecology to art through to sociology and engineering.

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