From European to International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
After been recognized at European level, and after the first seven editions: "“Refent paisatges” (1999), “Jardins insurgents” (2001), “Només amb natura” (2003), “Paisatge: un producte / una producció” (2006) , “Tempesta i ímpetu” (2008), “Paisatges Líquids” (2010) and "Biennal versus Biennal" (2012); There was a turning point in the ninth edition, which brought us closer to new landscape realities in the world through the internationalization of its Rosa Barba Landscape Award. The announcement was consolidated with the following editions “Un Paisatge per a tu” (2014) , "Tomorrow Landscape" (2016) and "Performative Natures" (2018). Now it becomes an excellent diffusion tool relevance in landscape project interventions.
Each edition has its Symposium articulated under a motto. All kinds of theoretical and practical reflections to enhance an interprofessional debate. The Symposium takes place for two days, and round tables, debates, presentations by the finalists of Rosa Barba, interventions by the invited lecturers... The Symposium is held at the Petit Palau de la Música de Catalana, but is also broadcast live in the event hall of the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC).
Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize, by Banco Sabadell Foundation
The Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize is convened, with the collaboration of the Banc de Sabadell Foundation and joins the framework of the 11th International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona. The call for the presentation of landscape projects and landscape planning approved, created around the world between 2015 and 2020. There is a single prize, an economic grant of 15,000 euros delivered during the Symposium. The winner and the finalists present their projects during the conferences. The projects selected for the International Jury will be published in the catalogue of the 11th Biennial and also upload on a digital creation website of the Biennials (Paisateca).
International Prize for Landscape Schools, by Banco Sabadell Foundation
The International Landscape School Prize is convened, in collaboration with the Banco Sabadell Foundation and it is part of the 11th International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona. Each school can present a maximum of the five best projects of their institution. Students can present projects made between 2015 and 2020.
There is a prize, an economic grant of 1500 euros delivered during the Symposium. The winner and the finalists presented their projects during the symposiums and the exhibition at the UPC Barcelona TECH. The projects selected for the International Jury will be published in the catalogue of the 11th Biennial and present a digital body creation website for biennials (Paisateca).
Exhibitions and Publications
The professional and academic reflection of the awards mentioned above will materialize in two thematic exhibitions and later in a publication in the form of a catalogue that will be the enduring witness of that edition.
The leading exhibitions that each year we organize are two: Projects selected by the Rosa Barba Prize, located at COAC; and school projects, located at ETSAB. The aim of this is to disseminate and promote professional and academic practices. The exhibitions of the plans, both schools and Rosa Barba, are itinerant through several universities and cultural centres around the world. This past year, Oslo University (School of Architecture and Design) has hosted the exhibition of the works of the schools, as it was one of the finalists of the X International Biennial of the Landscape. On the other hand, the rosa Barba Awards exhibition travelled to Italy at the Paesaggio Museum in Verbania.
Franco Zagari (landscape architect) was invited to exhibit his drawings made throughout his career in the last edition. Other parallel exhibitions have also been held, such as the retrospective 20 years of landscape sponsored by The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (Merco Sala space).