Rosa Barba Finalists

IN SITU - Emmanuel Jalbert

Rosa Barba Finalist 10

Halle Pajol, Rosa Luxembourg Garden

Formation: Urban Planner OPQU 2009, DPLG Landscaper National School of Landscape (E.N.S.P.), Versailles in 1985, 1st cycle degree in Architecture, School of Architecture Paris/Malaquais. Professional experiences: CEO of In Situ - Landscapes and Urban Planning since 2011, Director General of SAS In Situ, landscapers from 1991 to 2011. Teacher (Landscape School of Versailles, Architecture Schools of Lyon, Grenoble, Montreal, Geneva). Member of the French Landscape Federation. Member of the association City and Sustainable Planning. Competition selection board member (Grenoble, Geneva, Lyon). Member of Urban quality Workshop in Grand Lyon. Landscaper consulting from the city of Grenoble from 2005 to 2010. Landscaper consulting beside Urban composition Workshop of the Urban Community of Lyon. Creation of the agency In Situ, Landscaping in association with Annie Tardivon in 1991. Landscaper within the Landscape Office 1987/1989. Missions with Michel Corajoud 1984/1987. Landscaper in professional activity from 1984 to 1987. Latest Award: National Grand Prize for Landscape 2018 with the banks of the Seine in Rouen (FR).

Mayslits Kassif Architects

Rosa Barba Finalist 6 and 10

Tel Aviv port public space regeneration

Tel Aviv's central promenade Renewal

Mayslits Kassif Architects was founded in Tel Aviv in 1994 by Ganit Mayslits Kassif and Udi Kassif, in 2008 Maor Roytman joined as a partner in the firm. Since its establishment, the practice fuses various disciplinary categories including public buildings, landscape architecture, urban design, and strategic planning, all reflecting the firm’s belief that architecture is a leading agent of cultural and environmental transformation. Combining various fields of study, the office’s work views the built environment as a field of research and innovation which rethinks common perceptions of public and private, by probing into various concepts such as generosity, specifity, possibility etc. in order to develop new tools for making our environment. Mayslits Kassif Architects have won several major public competitions and notable national and international awards reflecting their prominent and transformative contribution within the urban and public sphere.

CZ studio Associati

Rosa Barba Finalist 10

Sacca Sessola Island open spaces and historical park project

CZ studio associati, has been founded in 2006 by architects Paolo Ceccon and Laura Zampieri to realize projects, researches, implementation studies and enviromental impact assessment on urbanism, landscape and architecture. At the moment the office is working developing projects and works related to complex urban spaces transformation, private and public parks, landscape architecture projects for infrastructures, green energies, mobility, hydraulic and environmental resources management. The office is present in the international scene and have won awards including: the “XV City of Oderzo Architecture Award” IT 2017, for the Sacca Sessola Island open spaces and historical park, the ‘Architecture Honor Award, AIA_New York Chapter’ USA 2013, for the Jesolo Lido Condominium Building project (with Richard Meier and Partners), the ‘International Architecture Prize Barbara Cappochin Provincial Prize’ IT 2013, for Padua train station new squares.

Thomas Doxiadis - Doxiadis+

Rosa Barba Finalist 10

Landscapes of Cohabitation

Doxiadis+ are a team of energetic professionals with passion for design, providing solutions that jointly satisfy the needs of people and nature. Our design is driven by our values. Established in 1999, We believe in harmony with the location, with the client, with the environment. We believe in the respect of nature, of what already exists, of all forms of life. We see our work as creating scaffoldings for living organisms, human and others, to develop their own meaningful existence. We bring value by providing inventive and harmonious solutions to complex problems. By being passionate about design, and its capacity to re-connect us with nature, the landscape, and even ourselves. By designing for symbiosis.

Landslag - Þráinn Hauksson

Rosa Barba Finalist 10

Saxhóll crater Stairway

Þráinn Hauksson is an Icelandic landscape architect born 1957, educated in Copenhagen and has been the principal at Landslag since 2007.  His key projects include urban planning, public spaces, national parks and tourist sites. Þráinn has won architectural competitions in Iceland and has received international recognition for collaborative projects like Saxhóll Crater Stairway, Harpa plaza public space and Siglufjörður Avalanche Structures. He has presented Landslag´s projects in Scandinavia and Europe. Þráinn Hauksson is a board member at Iceland Design Fund and was on the boards of The Association of Architectural Firms in Iceland and The Icelandic Association of Landscape Architects.

Kongjian Yu - Turenscape

Rosa Barba Finalist 8, 9 and 10

Qunli stormwater Park

A flood adaptive landscape: Yanweizhou park in Jinhua City

Performative & Transformative: Quzhou luming park

KONGJIAN YU, a recipient of Doctor of Design at Harvard GSD. He founded Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape, and Turenscape. Big feet revolution, Art of Survival and Sponge City are some of the key words that depicted his design philosophy, which have been demonstrated in his practices in over 200 cities. His works won numerous international awards including 12 ASLA Awards, 5 WAF Best Landscape Awards. His theory has been adopted by the Chinese government for nationwide ecological campaign. He was elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016, and recipient of the Doctor Honoris Causa from the Sapienza University of Rome.

Paolo Bürgi - architect

Rosa Barba Finalist 10

San Michele open air museum in Gorizia Karst

Paolo L. Bürgi is a swiss landscape architect and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, at the IUAV di Venezia and at the Politecnico Milano. He won several prizes in international competitions such as: CERN, Switzerland, ‘Helsinki Toolonlathi Parks’, Finland or ‘Carso 2014+’, Italy. Bürgi has presented papers at conferences in Canada, USA, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Korea, China and throughout Europe. His work is published in a wide range of literature. In 2003 he received the ‘European Landscape Award Rosa Barba’ for the Cardada project and the ‘Die Besten 03 Bronze Award’ for the ‘Seashore Kreuzlingen’. The project for the ‘Open-air Museum’ in Gorizia’s Karst is exposed at the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia 2018, Italian Pavilion.

Yao Peng - Architect

Rosa Barba Finalist 10

Jiahe river country park respone to urban flood risk

Yao Peng, Beijing Forestry University, associate professor, tutor for master’s degree, majoring in landscape architecture planning and design. Mainly lectured on the course of landscape architecture design, and instruct students won many international design competition awards. Hosted and participated in a number of projects and won IFLA AAPME outstanding awards and honor awards and China`s ministry of education awards. Participate in a number of research projects and published many academic papers in core journals .

Julio Gaeta + Luby Sringall

Rosa Barba Finalist 10

Linear park Cuernavaca Railroad

We are interested in people, in places and in the creation of ecosystems that allow us to understand our existance; that enhance our human essence by linking it with the physical reality; by the creation of meaningful places. We have obtained our most important works though competitions: International Competition Linear Park Ferrocarril de Cuernavaca, National Competition Celaya´s New Cathedral, National Competiton for the Mexican Pavilion at the XVI Venice Biennal in 2014 and National Competiton for the Memorial to the Victims of Violence in Mexico, all of them, first place. Our projects had been awarded with: First Prize at Quito Biennial for Urban Design and Landscape Architecture; 3 Silver Medals and 1 Gold Medal in different biennials of Mexican Architecture.


Sacha Coles - ASPECT Studios

Rosa Barba Finalist 9

The goods line

Sacha Coles es Director de ASPECT Studios con sede en Sydney. Paisajista reconocido internacionalmente por su obra, centrada principalmente en el diseño de espacios públicos de alta actividad. Sacha ha sido presidente y miembro del Australian Institute of Landscape Architects y Landscape Architecture Adjunct Professor en la UTS. Ha sido galardonado con varios premios nacionales e internacionales por sus proyectos, incluyendo el Prime Minister’s Australian Award for Urban design, The international federation of Landscape Architects Presidents Award, y The AILA ‘Medal’ en múltiples ocasiones.

Lodewijk van Nieuwenhuijze - (H+N+S)

Rosa Barba Finalist 9

Landartpark Buitenschot

Lodewijk van Nieuwenhuijze (b. 1950) studied landscape architecture at the Agricultural College in Wageningen. From 1976 until 1985 he worked for the Dutch Forestry Commission and from 1980 until 1985 he was a member of staff of the Dorschkamp research institute. From 1985 until 1990 he was the senior landscape architect at the central office of the Dutch Forestry Commission and as such was the acting head of the Department of Landscape Architecture (where his projects included the Ooievaar Plan). In 1990 he founded H+N+S Advisors with Dik Hamhuis and Dirk Sijmons. His expertise is in the field of regional landscape planning and the formulation of landscape architecture concepts as part of water & land planning, natural development, dike reinforcement and water erosion.

Martin Rein-Cano - TOPOTEK1

Rosa Barba Finalist 9


TOPOTEK 1 was founded by Martin Rein-Cano in 1996 in Berlin, Germany. Lorenz Dexler joined as Managing Partner in 1999 and in 2014 Francesca Venier joined TOPOTEK 1 as our architectural partner. TOPOTEK 1 understands itself as a border crosser - as a traveller within the fringe areas of the different disciplines, typologies and scales. The office is rooted in the context of the design of public urban spaces and the process of developing urban topics, but also undertakes excursions into the conception and realisation of exhibitions and art installations. TOPOTEK 1 projects have been awarded with numerous awards and prizes. Several professional books and articles have been published exclusively on its work.

G. Descombes, J. Descombes, M. Rampini - Atelier Descombes Rampini

Rosa Barba Finalist 9

Renaturation of the river aire

Atelier Descombes Rampini was founded in 2000, developing projects focusing on public space, landscape and urban planning, from street-scale to agglomeration-scale. Georges Descombes He taught at the Univ. of Geneva, and was a visiting professor at GSD Harvard, Univ. of Virginia and Berlage Institute in Amsterdam. His projects include the Swiss Path, the Bijlmer Memorial, the park in Lancy and the restoration of the river Aire, the park of Jardins d’Eole, the public spaces of the “Confluence”. He has collaborated since many years with Atelier Descombes Rampini. Julien Descombes Architect EAUG, member FAS (Swiss Architects Federation) and FSAP (Swiss Landscape Architects Federation). Atelier Descombes Rampini co-fundator. Marco Rampini Architect EPF, member FAS (Swiss Architects Federation) and FSAP (Swiss Landscape Architects Federation). Atelier Descombes Rampini co-fundator.

David Walker - PWP

Rosa Barba Finalist 9
With Jay Swaintek, Doug Findlay and Peter Walker

Barangaroo reserve

David Walker is a design partner with 30 years of experience working closely with Peter Walker. He has led numerous award-winning projects ranging in scale, budget, and design character, bringing both design vision and project know-how to the realization of projects around the world. David’s work includes Sony Center Berlin, the World Trade Center Memorial, Pixar Headquarters, Samsung Electronics Seoul Headquarters, VMware Palo Alto Headquarters, Novartis Basel Campus, and most recently the master plan for Barangaroo and the construction of Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney, Australia. Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Landscape Architecture, 1983 Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Master in Landscape Architecture, 1992 Fellow American Society of Landscape Architects, 2014.

Sean O'Malley - SWA Group

Rosa Barba Finalist 9
With Xiao Zheng

River forest island

Urban designer, planner and landscape architect for over 30 years, Sean O’Malley has implemented a unique approach to design that draws upon the strength of site and utilizes natural structures as a framework for development and city-building. He taps his skills in the biological sciences and with plants to create sustainable landscapes that respond both to the environment and human condition.

W. Boontarika - LAB

Rosa Barba Finalist 9
With Tawatchai Kobkaikit

The metro-forest project : Bangkok urban Reforestation

Boontarika graduated from Chulalongkorn University in 1997 and began work for a hospitality-based landscape-design firm in Bangkok. After moved to Hong Kong Boontarika launched the landscape firm Parkstore Co. Ltd. in 2006 and became a co-founder of LAB in 2010. Her present interests include tropical forests, cultural influences on landscapes and horticultural and natural aesthetics. 

Mary Margaret Jones - Hargreaves Associates

Rosa Barba Finalist 9
With George Hargreaves and Gavin McMillan

Queen Elizabeth olympic park

As President and Sr. Principal Ms. Jones has led a number of the firm’s award winning projects around the globe, and oversees the three offices in San Francisco, CA; Cambridge, MA; and Hargreaves Jones in New York, NY. She has served on numerous juries, lectures widely, and is active in the public forum of design and development issues. Ms. Jones is the Prince Charitable Trust Fellow in Landscape Architecture of the American Academy in Rome and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Ms. Jones is a past Visiting Critic in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Design School and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Catherine Mosbach - Mosbach Paysagistes

Rosa Barba Finalist 9

Museum Park Louvre Lens

Mosbach is graduated from the landscape architecture school of Versailles. She founded with Claramunt, Jacotot and Tricaud “Pages Paysages” and opened her studio in Paris, 1987. Among her projects, the archaeological park of Solutre, the walk Canal of Saint-Denis, the Botanical Garden of Bordeaux, “the other side” in Quebec City, Shan Shui garden in Xian, the museum park Louvre Lens and Phases Shifts Parks, Taichung Taiwan. The equerre d’argent award goes to the Louvre Lens museum park, Paris, 2013. Phase Shifts Park got the Iconic Concept award category German Design Council, Munich 2014. Mosbach is chevalier dans l’ordre national de la Légion d’honneur promotion 14th July 2016.

Philip Coxall - McGregor Coxall

Rosa Barba Finalist 8

Ballast point

Philip has more than twentysix years international experience in landscape architecture, urban design and planning. Philip has worked on a broad range of projects in Australia, England, and Asia. His expertise lies in leading and managing the design of large scale, complex projects from concept to the resolution of the finest details and then overseeing their construction and contract administration on site. He has undertaken this role for many of our leading projects including Ballast Point Park and the Former BP Site located on Sydney Harbour. In 2009-2010 Philip’s work was recognised by the Sydney Morning Herald where he was identified as one of Sydney’s most influential professionals in improving the quality of life in Sydney.

Pedro Camarena - LAAP

Rosa Barba Finalist 8

Landscape Archaeology the Route of Friendship

Pedro Camarena is a Landscape Architect from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (1998) and Master from the University of Lanús, Argentina (2009). He is cofounder of LAAP Office, where he has performed works of landscape and urbanism. He has charged in various sectors of government, Secretariat of Environment of Mexico City (2001-2004). He is the professor of Design Workshop at the Academic Unit of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, since 2001, advisor to the Ecological Reserve Pedregal in University City, Faculty of Architecture in UNAM, since 2001. And he is president of the Society of Landscape Architects of Mexico (SAPM) 2013-15.



Iñaki Alday & Margarita Jover

Rosa Barba Finalist 8

Aranzadi park

Founded in 1995 by Iñaki Alday Sanz (Zaragoza, 1965) and Margarita Jover Biboum (París, 1969), it mainly realizes projects of public promotion, landscape architecture, public space and equipments, for instance, the Restoration of the riversides of Gallego in Zuera, the Water Park for the Expo Zaragoza 2008 and the Park of Meandro de Aranzadi. It is awarded by FAD-2009 in the category of City and Landscape, Public Space European Award-2002, etc. Since 2011, Iñaki is Chair in the Department of Architecture, and Margarita is Research Faculty in the University of Virginia (USA).

Dietmar Straub & Anna Thurmayr

Rosa Barba Finalist 8

Folly Forest _ a dance floor for 100 trees

Dietmar Straub and Anna Thurmayr are Professors in the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Manitoba. They have had the opportunity of dealing with a diverse range of assignments in their careers, in very different places, sites and countries - both as teachers and as landscape architects. They have been tackling gardens and landscapes as experimental grounds for innovation and improvisation, and they are embarking on a search for expression in open space design that falls between the adventurous and the everyday.

Germán Del Sol Guzman

Rosa Barba Finalist 8

Termas geométricas

Germán del Sol (1949) studied in the Pontific University Catholic of Chile, and afterwards, in the School of Architecture of Barcelona with graduation in 1973. After he worked independently in Spain and USA, he returned to Chile to set his own studio of architecture in 1986. In 1992, he designed the Chile’s pavilion with José Cruz in the ’92 Expo of Seville, which later would become one of the most representative works of the new Chilean architecture. In 2006, he was awarded with the highest distinction which a Chilean architect could be recognized: The National Architecture Award.

Margie Ruddick

Rosa Barba Finalist 8

Queens plaza

Margie was born in Montreal, grew up in New York City, and graduated from Bowdoin College and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She shared a practice with Judith Heintz from 1988 to 1995. Nowadays, she works on projects independently, in addition to writing, lecturing, and teaching. For over twenty years, Margie Ruddick has been recognized for her pioneering work in the landscape. Winner of the 2013 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in landscape architecture, Margie has taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Yale, Princeton, etc.

J & L Gibbons + muf architecture | art

Rosa Barba Finalist 8

Making space in Dalston

Johanna Gibbons is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute and founding partner J & L Gibbons established in 1986. She is an advisor to English Heritage, the Forestry Commission, and the Mayor of London. Her practice concerns heritage, green infrastructure and urban regeneration through a deliberative planning process. Liza Fior studied architecture and practises as one of the founding partners of muf architecture/art. The work of the practice negotiates between the built and social fabric and between public and private projects. Liza has taught at the Architectural Association, The Royal College of Art and Yale. Johanna and Liza were born in London, raised in the same neighbourhood, and have worked together in an uncompromisingly collaborative way over several years.

Perry Lethlean - TCL + WA

Rosa Barba Finalist 8

Auckland waterfront: north wharf promenade and silo park

Director of the Melbourne office of Taylor Cullity Lethlean. He was one of the first students to participate in the RMIT University Landscape Architecture program at its inception in 1982. Completion of an Urban Design Masters followed in 1992. A sought-after design lecturer and critic at Universities and juror for professional practice awards. Perry has led the successful implementation of complex projects such as the Geelong Waterfront Redevelopment, The Forest Gallery at the Melbourne Museum, etc.

James Corner - Field Operations

Rosa Barba Finalist 8

The high line

Registered landscape architect and urban designer, and founder and director of James Corner Field Operations. He is also chair and professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. He was educated at Manchester Metropolitan University, England (BA with first class honors) and the University of Pennsylvania (MLA/UD). His work has been recognized, among others, with the Smitsonians Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award (2010), the New York City Arts Commission Award for Excellence in Design (2005).

Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

Rosa Barba Finalist 1

Rosa Barba Finalist 8
With T. Gali-Izard

Área de descanso en Malniu

Landscape restoration of the Vall d'en Joan landfill site. Garraf (Barcelona)

Office founded in 1981 by Enric Batlle and Joan Roig that comprises a technical team spanning the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, planning,environment, and technical architecture. A multidisciplinary team forming a dynamic and flexible set based on the co-operation among disciplines as diverse as engineering facility, systems, structures, facades, mobility; also, planning or environmental sciences (agronomy, biology and geology).

Michel Desvigne

Rosa Barba Finalist 7

Ile seguin, jardin de prefiguration

Michel Desvigne is an internationally renowned landscape architect for his rigorous and contemporary designs, as well as for the originality and relevance of his research work. His projects are being developed in more than 12 different countries, in regular collaboration with leading architects such as Norman Foster, Herzog and de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, OMA, Christian de Portzamparc, IM Pei, Renzo piano and Richard Rogers. Recently Desvigne has been awarded as project manager in the planning and implementation of the Paris-Saclay grouping (7700 ha), the landscape and the urban development plan for Euralens (1200 ha), as well as the remodeling of the old port of Marseille. He was awarded the 2011 French National Grand Prix in Urbanism.

João Ferreira Nunes


Rosa Barba finalist
1 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
Parque del Tjao y de Trançao

Rosa Barba finalist
5 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape ArchitectureRosa Barba finalist
West entrace of Mondego's green park

Rosa Barba finalist
6 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
Castelo de silves hillside

Rosa Barba finalist
7 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
Etar de Alcântara - Effluent) water treatment station

Rosa Barba finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
Schelde Quays in South Sint-Andries (Antwerp, Belgium)

João Nunes is a Landscape Architect with a great passion for drawing and understanding the processes of the world. In 1985, he founded the PROAP studio which, according to his philosophy, approaches landscape themes in a broad sense, intervening in the processes that the project integrates, using inputs from various disciplines and considering the landscape as a process in continuous transformation. The professional activity and didactics intertwine and enrich each other, contributing to the development of new lines of research and experimentation. Visiting Professor at several international universities (Harvard GSD, UPenn, OSU, Pamplona, Versailles among others), he is Full Professor at the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio and member of several scientific committees.

In 2013 he was awarded the 1st Chair of Excellence "Adalberto Libera". In 2010 he published the monograph "PROAP - Arquitectura Paisagista" (Note), which summarizes the first 25 years of the studio, and in 2011 is co-author of "Lost Competitions" (Proap Editions). Projects developed by Proap have received several national and international awards and have been several times finalists for the Prize "Rosa Barba" at the Landscape Biennial of Barcelona.

Professor at several international universities (Harvard GSD, UPenn, OSU, Pamplona, Versailles among others), he is Full Professor at the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio and member of several scientific committees. In 2013 he was awarded the 1st Chair of Excellence "Adalberto Libera". In 2010 he published the monograph "PROAP - Arquitectura Paisagista" (Note), which summarizes the first 25 years of the studio, and in 2011 is co-author of "Lost Competitions" (Proap Editions). Projects developed by Proap have received several national and international awards and have been several times finalists for the Prize "Rosa Barba" at the Landscape Biennial of Barcelona.

Marti Franch


Rosa Barba Finalist
6 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
With Jordi Badia (BAAS + EMF)

Rosa Barba Finalist
7 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
With Ton Ardévol

Rosa Barba Finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

Jardí del museu Can Framis

Restoration project of Tudela-Culip spot in Cap de Creus natural park 

Las Veras de Girona 

Landscape Architect with a degree from the University of Greenwich (1998) and a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the ESAB (1993). He founded EMF arquitectura de paisatge in 1999 after a period working for B+B (Amsterdam) and Kiefer (Berlin). Notable works include: Club Med Restoration in Cap de Creus; Têt Riverbank Planning in Perpignan; Cemetery in Laroque des Alberes; and Països Catalans Square in Palamós. Professor of Landscape Projects at the ETSAB-UPC since 2001.


Relais Landschaftsarchitekten - Marianne Mommsen + Heck Gero

Rosa Barba Finalist 7

The written garden 'gardens of the world'

Relais Landschaftsarchitekten was founded by Heck Gero and Marianne Mommsen in Berlin in 2001. Both studied landscape architecture at the University of Hanover. The office is involved in the development of numerous public space projects in Europe, such as the temporary transformation of the Berlin Schlossareal wall. Its approach to the landscape is characterized by the purist and humanistic treatment of it. Projects are often sober, but full of meaning and valuable experience. Marianne Mommsen teaches at the University of Stuttgart. Heck Gero has been a professor at the Technical University of Berlin, University of Art Berlin and at the University of Hanover.

Jacqueline Osty

Rosa Barba Finalist 7

Martin Luther King park

Jacqueline Osty was born in 1954 in Casablanca (Morocco). A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles, where she obtained her degree in 1982. She also completed a second cycle of studies in Architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts-UP4. After a few freelance works, she founded her own office in 1985. From 1995 to 1998 she was a teacher at the Paris-Conflans School of Architecture and the Ecole Nationale du Paysage in Versailles. In 2000, Harvard University invited her as a professor for the second semester. Since 2004 she has been a teacher at the National School of Nature et du Paysage de Blois (France). Jacqueline Osty collaborates with renowned designers, technicians and specialists in the field of lighting, engineering, scenography, visual arts. In addition to the accomplishments and projects carried out by the office, she is sought after by architets and planners on issues of landscape and urban projects. Winner of the French Prize "Prix de l'Amenagement urbain", in the category of parks and gardens in 1994 and the Landscape Award 2005 with the Parc de Sant Pere d'Amiens. Jacqueline Osty is increasingly sought after for her work, where heritage and urban and environmental concerns are fully integrated with project design. The structure was expanded in 2006 and became the Atelier Jacqueline Osty & Associés. Based in Paris, the Atelier has established itself as a leading practice with a team of 18 people. This team is made up of multiple talents who are involved in the fields of landscape, public space and town planning.

Michael van Gessel

Rosa Barba Finalist 5 and 7

Oranjewoud estate

Twickel estate, renovation of the historic park of Twickel Castle

Educated as a landscape architect at the University of Wageningen (1978), Michael van Gessel is active in the broader field of landscape architecture and urbanism. Since 1997 he has worked as an independent advisor. Prior to this he was employed for eighteen years at Bureau B+B (urbanism and landscape architecture), the last seven as its director. He devotes half his time to the supervision of large-scale projects such as: Belvédère in Maastricht, the former harbour area in Amsterdam, the renovation of the Vondel Park in Amsterdam, the renovation and expansion of Artis zoo. Landscape architectural projects take up the rest of his time. These projects include working on new park, the renovation of old city parks and estates, designing gardens for banks, embassies, hospitals and museums, and envisioning schemes for large areas. He realizes these projects in collaboration with others, with individuals as well as with companies. For each project he selects the people best suited for the work at hand.

Robel Steffan

Rosa Barba Finalist 7

Mangfallpark Rosenheim

Robel Steffan was born in 1972 in Pirmasens, Germany. After studying landscape architecture at the TU in Berlin and at the International Argrarische Hoogeschool Larenstein (NL), he received his degree in 1999 in Berlin advised from Professor Loidl. He was a professor of landscape architecture at TU Dresden from 2004 to 2008 and lectured at Anhalt High School in Dessau in 2011. In 2005, Robel Steffan founded the A24 Landschaft office in partnership with the architect Joaquin SwiIlus. Since 2011 he has been the only administrator of the office. A24 Landschaft focuses on national and international landscape architecture projects within urban environments. He is a member of many juries and design advisory boards. In addition to numerous other awards, A24 Landschaft was aknowledged at the Landscape Architecture Prize 2011 for the Mangfall Park.


Jordi Badia

Rosa Barba Finalist 6 
With Martí Franch (BAAS + EMF) 

Jardí del museu Can Framis

Architect with a degree from ETSAB in 1989. Founded the BAAS office in 1994, which specializes in urban planning, architecture, and interior design projects. He is a professor at various schools such as ELISAVA, ETSAV, UIC, and ETSAB (UPC). Notable works include: León Mortuary; CH House; the Ferrer i Guàrdia school in Granollers; the Courthouse in Sant Boi; and the Museu Can Framis (Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2009). His office is currently working on several projects such as the headquarters of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center BSC, the Montroig del Camp City Hall, the new MUHBA headquarters, and a housing development in the 22@ district.


Bjørbekk & Lindheim - Tone Lindheim

Rosa Barba Finalist 6
With  Parco Nanen

The nansen park

Norwegian landscape architect, born 1954. Member of NLA, Norwegian Landscape Architects Education: Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 1981. Project manager, urban renewal projects, City of Oslo, 1981-84. Landscape architect, Asplan Prosjekt, Oslo, 1984-86. Founder, owner (with Jostein Bjørbekk) and project director, Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landscape Architects, Oslo, 1986-. Professor, Institute of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, since 1996. As practicing landscape architect, has particularly worked with and directed large urban transformation projects (former airport, hospital, industrial sites) and urban parks, urban spaces, housing areas and school grounds. Jury chairman and member of juries for competitions. Wide editorial experience. Author of the good Back Yard, 1987; The New Oslo, 1987; Noise baffles in Oslo, 1995; School yards in Oslo, 1999.

Sylvia Karres - Landschapsarchitecten

Rosa Barba Finalist 4 and 6 
With Bart Brands

New west Cemetery

Langedijk cemetery

Born in 1956. Studied landscape architecture at the RHSTL College in Boskoop and the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. She worked at Buro Maas and for the Province of North Holland, before spending ten years at the Bakker and Bleeker (B+B) office. She then set up the Sylvia Karres office in 1994 and started Karres and Brands landscape architects together with Bart Brands in 1997. Sylvia is specialised in the integration of urban development, landscape architecture and architecture. She has worked on a variety of largescale design commissions, the redesign of the public space in the city centres of Breda and Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands) and the master plan for Filipstad in Oslo. She is fascinated by change processes in the landscape, as can be seen in her designs for the Nieuwe Ooster cemetery, the structural plan for ’s-Graveland. Sylvia is a guest lecturer at institutions including the Amsterdam and Rotterdam Academies of Architecture and Wageningen Uni - versity. She has also been a jury member for design competitions including Europan 8, Archiprix 2007 and Lausanne Jardins 2009.

Carles Ferrater - Office of Architecture in Barcelona

Rosa Barba Finalist 6
With Xavier Martí Galí 

Paseo Marítimo de la Playa Poniente de Benidor 

Architect with a doctorate in architecture; Architectural projects professor at the UPC and Director of the Càtedra Blanca de Barcelona. Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Università degli Studi di Trieste. Set up the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) in 2006. Premio Nacional de Arquitectura 2009 for a career in architecture. Awarded include: four Premis FAD, the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona in 1999 and 2008, the International Brunel Award for Architecture 2005, the Premio BigMat 2009, the Premio Ciudad de Madrid, the Premio Nacional de Arquitectura Española 2001, and the Premio Década 2006. Works include: three blocks in Barcelona’s Olympic Village, the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, the Botanical Garden of Barcelona, the Intermodal Train Station of Saragossa, the Mediapro building in Barcelona, the Aquileia building in Venice, the Science Park of Granada, the Platja de Ponent Seafront Promenade in Benidorm (first prize in the VIII Premis Ceràmica ASCER).


Ruisánchez Arquitectes

Rosa Barba Finalist 6

Parque urbano en el sector Perelló - Can Pere Màrtir 

Architect from ETSAB since 1982. Since the beginning his career has been running along two parallel paths: the professional and the academic. Member of the Department of Urban Planning and Land Management of the UPC since 1982, professor at various foreign universities, including Harvard University and the IUAV of Venice. Co-founded Ruisánchez-Vendrell in 1988 and set up Ruisánchez Arquitectes in 1997 where he has created several award-winning works and won numerous landscape, planning, and building competitions. In 2008 he won as leader of an international multidisciplinary team the first prize of the ideas competition for the management of the “Eixample Nord” sector in the municipality of Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, ​​with Serra-Vives- Cartagena Architects. In the same year he won, with Francesc Bacardit, the competition for the rehabilitation of the old Fabra i Coats building in Sant Andreu, Barcelona, ​​making it a container of cultural production. His work is widely disseminated in media and publications both nationally and internationally.

Hosper NL BV - Berrie van Elderen

Rosa Barba Finalist 6
With Frits van Loon

Park of luna

Berrie van Elderen (1967) is a landscape architect. After graduating in 1993, he worked at the Bureau Alle Hosper, where he has been a partner since 2001. His most significant role within the agency is initiating the design in the initial phase of a project and leading the execution of various projects. These roles have enabled him to work on numerous landscaping and urban development projects and also projects relating to public spaces. He has had his own agency since 2007, v-eld, and still works closely with HOSPER NL from this vantage point. Projects that they have worked on together include creating Alternatives for the Agro and Food Cluster west Brabant and the urban development plan for 370 homes around and in the Park van Luna in Heerhugowaard.

Lisa Diedrich

Rosa Barba Finalist 6


Born 1965, is editor-in-chief of Fieldwork. Landscape Architecture Europe and of ’scape the international magazine for landscape architecture and urbanism. As a freelance critic for landscape architecture, she contributes to different international platforms and professional institutions. She currently is an assistant professor for landscape architecture and theory at Karlsruhe Technical University, where she also carries out research on how to face climate change in the Mediterranean area by landscape architectural strategies.

CZstudio_architettura del paesaggio - Laura Zampieri

Rosa Barba Finalist 5

Open spaces project for ligurian estate

Works as landscape architect combining the professional activity with the research and the university teaching. Currently she teaches landscape architecture at the Architecture Faculty of the University IUAV of Venice and the Engineering Faculties of the Universities of Trento and Udine. She founded CZstudio - landscape architecture with Paolo Ceccon, developing projects on urban spaces, private and public estates and parks, urban plans and masterplans of landscape and infrastructures. From 2002 to 2005 she developed landscape projects for renewable energy systems realization with D.Moderini and G.Selano. From 1995 to 2004 she collaborated with Venice Council for the design of the new city plan, developing detailed plans of lagoon islands and Venice Arsenale, masterplan and urban park projects. She participates to international workshops and seminaries, conventions and architecture exibitions, design competition getting prizes and mentions. She was finalist, for the first time, at the 2° European Prize on Landscape “Rosa Barba”, Barcellona, 2001.

OKRA landscape architects - Christ-Jan van Rooij

Rosa Barba Finalist 5


Is one of the founders of OKRA. In his work the accent lies on leading designprocesses in combination with the realization of larger innercity projects. The station surrounding of Enschede is in itself an example, a project which is accompanied from concept until realization. He is mostly active in leading complex projects in urban and landscape development projects on a wide range of design assignments. These vary from abstract plans and long term visions and realization strategies for the development of urban spaces to detailed designs for spatial organization. The emphasis within this package is on the realization of urban developments. Christ-Jan van Rooij has been teaching at several educational institutes. He has taught at the Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam, de Agricultural University of Wageningen (International Course Landscape architecture), School of Arts Utrecht and the Van Hall, Larenstein Institute in Velp.

Agence Ter - Henri Bava

Rosa Barba Finalist 5
With Michel Hössler i Olivier Philippe


Agence Ter was set up 1986 by three landscape architects, Henri Bava, Michel Hoessler and Olivier Philippe. Today, the agency works in a number of European countries and farther afi eld. The associates have set up a network of agencies in France, Germany, French Guyana and the Middle East in response to diverse commissions and their desire to expand their experience. Having worked in a variety of cultural contexts, the agency has developed the ability to adapt to a wide range of scales and contexts, while stamping each project with its own recognisable imprint.

Gabriele G. Kiefer

Rosa Barba Finalist 1 and 5 

Parque Natural Johannisthal-Adlershof


Studied landscape architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin. She worked there as an academic assistant under Prof. Hans Loidl from 1987 to 1992. Teaching posts and lectures have taken Kiefer to locations including San Francisco, Stockholm, Helsinki, Florence, Naples, Milan, Peking, Shenzhen, Edinburgh and Paris. Work by Büro Kiefer has been shown in cities including Munich,Vienna. Berlin, Moscow, Barcelona and Madrid. Gabriele G. Kiefer was appointed Professor at the TU Braunschweig’s Institute of Urban Development and Landscape Architecture in 2002. Projects in preparation: Goetheplatz, Frankfurt; Lehrter Platz, Berlin; Skylink Forecourt, Vienna Airport; Piazza Valdo Fusi, Mailand; Gartenschau, Hamburg-Norderstedt.


Kristine Jensens Tegnestue

Rosa Barba Finalist 5


Architect MAA MDL, company owner Education. Lic. arch. (PhD), School of Architecture in Aarhus 1996. Master of Architecture from the landscape department, School of Architecture in Aarhus 1983. Trusted positions: President of The Royal Danish Academy for Fine Arts, and Chairman of the board 2007-Chairman for the Jury of the Royal Danish Academy for Fine Arts and the Artist Society 1998-2000. The Jep Fink Foundation for Architecture and Crafts, board member 2005-2007. Appointments founds and grants: Prags Boulevard Nominee for Mies van der Rohe price and appointed for Fieldwork 2007. The Venezia Biennale of Architecture 2000. A 3-year national grant from The Danish Art Foundation 2000-2002. The Danish institute in Rome 1991 and 1994. Positions, tutoring and research: Assistant Professor, School of Architecture in Aarhus 1996-2002. Research candidate as PhD-student, School of Architecture in Aarhus 1991-1995.

Graber & Steiger Architekten, Koepfli partner GmbH

Rosa Barba Finalist 5

Window factory extension G. Baumgartner. AG

Niklaus Graber & Christoph Steiger Architekten ETH/BSA/SIA, Luzern. After studies at ETH Zurich and GSAPP/Columbia University New York supplemented with practical trainings in Basel and Berlin Niklaus Graber and Christoph Steiger (both *1968) founded their architectural offi ce in 1995. They are interested in an architecture that gives a specifi c and individual response to each task assigned and that regards personal and subjectiv statements as well. Their work to date includes public and institutional buildings as well as private houses. Winning several competitions they could accomplish among others the school complex in Buttikon, the community center in Wollerau, the apartment and offi ce building in Bitsch and the window factory in Hagendorn. In 2007 they were participating at the Swiss contribution to the 7th International Architecture Biennale Sao Paulo. Stefan Koepfl i, born 1961 in Lucerne, studied from 1986 - 1990 landscape architecture at the Technical University Rapperswil. Stefan Koepfl i has been leading his own offi ce since 1994, and has won in this period several national and international competitions and realised over 80 projects. Latest signifi cant projects are a school complex in Buttikon (together with Graber und Steiger), Window Factory Hagendorn (together with Graber und Steiger) and the Eulachpark in Winterthur. Permanent collaborators since 2001: Jeannette Rinderknecht and Blanche Keeris.

Aldayjover arquitectos

Rosa Barba Finalist 5
With Christine, Patrick Dalnoky and Solvet

Parque del agua

Iñaki Alday Sanz, Margarita Jover Biboum. They received their degrees in Architecture from the School of Architecture of El Vallès (ETSAV) in 1992 and 1995 and were professors of Projects at the ETSAV until 2005 and at the BAU High Design School, respectively. They have also taught several masters level courses and workshops. Most of their projects are in public interest and have evolved from won competitions on ideas regarding public spaces, landscape and equipment. They won the European Prize of Urban Public Space in 2002 and were fi nalists of the FAD (Foster in Arts and Design) of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and the Latin American Biennial of Architecture. Christine Dalnoky.Upon her return from Rome in 1988, she and Michel Desvigne founded the Desvigne & Dalnoky landscape agency in Paris. The agency primarily works for public organizations, large companies, and architecture fi rms in Europe. The agency’s projects and interventions are regularly published in specialized international journals. They have collaborated with Renzo Piano on several projects and with Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Jean Nouvel, Paul Andreu, Jean-Marie Duthilleul, and Architecture Studio. They have carried out numerous construction projects and studies on their own, in different european cities. She has remained active in her own studio since 2002, which is based in Gordes in the department of Vaucluse.

ADR architects - Julien descombes & Marco rampini

Rosa Barba Finalist 5

Renaturation de l'aire 

ADR is a limited liability company established 2000. Associates: Julien Descombes, School of Architecture, Geneva, dipl. 1990. Marco Rampini, Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL), dipl. Architecture 1990 Main projects and realizations 2004 - 2008 Lyon, Promenade de Saône / Place Nautique, restricted competitions 1st prize. 2003 - 2007 Paris, Park Cour du Maroc, restricted competition, 1st prize. 2002 - 2004 Bienne, New Design for the « Strandbad » beach, restricted competition, 1st prize, with ADR architects and 4D landscape architects. 2000 - 2008 Geneva, Design for the restoration of the river Aire, restricted competition, 1st prize. 2000 – 2003 Zurich, Design for the Turbinenplatz, restricted competition, 1st prize. 1999 - 2001 Fribourg, Design of a new urban park, restricted competition, 1st prize.

Global - João Gomes da Silva

Rosa Barba Winner 5

Salinas swimming pools, Câmara de Lobos, Madeira

Born in Lisbon, 1962, is a landscape architect who graduated from the Universidade de Évora (1979/1985) in 1987. In 1997, João Gomes da Silva founded Global with the landscape architect Inês Norton. Global is an office based in Lisbon often working with leading landscape architects, architects, engineers, designers and artists in projects such as the landscape planning of the Herdade do Barrocal (PT), Parco Tarello (Brescia-IT), landscape for Dellis Cay in Turks and Caicos Islands (with Proap), Salinas Swimming Pools (MadeiraPT), S.Vicente Caves Park (Madeira-PT), landscape planning for the Caparica Coastal area (Almada-PT), Aguieira Park (Viseu-PT), Urban Park in Caxinas, Serralves Park (Porto-PT) and Garcia de Orta Gardens (Lisbon-PT). Global Landscape: Global gathers a group of landscape architects and architects working in landscape-space production based on the contemporary cultural and economic panorama and through landscape design and planning practices. Global is a strongly personalized and professionalized structure integrated in a cross-discipline dynamic network.

KuhnTruninger Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH

Rosa Barba Finalists 4

Cemetery Extension Weiach, Switzerland 

Richard Truninger.
Born 01.10.1965 in Zurich. 1985-1988 University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil. 1989-1992 associate Vetsch Nipkow Partner, Zurich. 1993-1996 freelance with architects in several competitions, working in a horticulture. 1997 Formation of the company Kuhn Truninger Landschaftsarchitekten.

Stephan Kuhn.
Born 01.11.1962. 1985-1988 University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil. 1989 assistant of Prof. Dieter Kienast at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil. 1990-1996 work in differents landscapearchitecture offices. 1997 Formation of the company Kuhn Truninger Landschaftsarchitekten.


Ravetllat - Ribas, arquitectes

Rosa Barba Finalist 4

Urbanització en superfície de l'antiga calçada lateral mar del Passeig Gàrcia Faria entre els c/Bilbao i Josep Pla

Pere Joan Ravetllat.
He has lectured in Projects at the ETSAB since 1982. He gained a master’s degree at New York’s Columbia University in 1985. He qualified as a Doctor of Architecture at the UPC (1994). He is the author of various books and monographs on housing. He has shared a professional practice with Carme Ribas since 1985.

Carme Ribas. 
She has lectured in Projects at the ETSAB since 1987 and in Projects on the Landscape Architecture degree course of the ETSAB (1998-2001). She worked as an architect for the Urban Projects and Elements Service of Barcelona City Council (1981-1986). She has shared a professional practice with Pere Joan Ravetllat since 1985 (RQR Arquitectes).

Paysages - David Verport

Rosa Barba Finalist 4
With the colaboration of the Architect François - Xavier Mousquet

Lagunage d'Harnes

David Verport. Technical designer and supervision of building sites. Co-author of the Harnes lagoon project. Landscape design of areas around infrastructures (A 16, RN 31). Town centre planning (Grenay, Tournai, Templemars, Somain, Valenciennes). Hinterland planning (Arras). Planning of environs of companies and industrial spaces (Dourges, Sollac Mardyck, Saint Quentin, Sewage treatment plans of Neuville en Ferrain and Vervins). Layout of a secondary school in Linselles. Layouts of parks, gardens and recreation areas (TrithSaint-Léger, Billy-Montigny). Environmental projects (banks of the river Lys in Houplines, lagoonage in Villers au Bois). Planning of quarries, wastelands and run-down spaces (Fouquières, Harnes, Noyelles, Dourges, Oignies and Pont sur Sambre).

Latitude Nord - Gilles Vexlard

Rosa Barba Finalists 4
With  Laurence Vacherot

Landschaftspark Munchen Riem, Germany

In 1981 founded Latitude Nord, a design office.

Gilles Vexlard.
Born 11.10.1950 in France. Arts Faculty of Nancy, History and Geography Section (1969-1971), degree in Landscape Design in 1979 at the l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’horticulture in Versailles, Landscape section (1971-1974). From 1974 to 1980 Freelance professional practice. Since 1985 Lecturer at the Ecole nationale supérieure du paysage, Versailles and since 2001 Professor. From 1992 to 1998 Consultant landscape designer to the Direction Départementale du Nord and since 2001 to the DDE de l’Hérault.


Toni Gironès Saderra

Rosa Barba Finsalist 4

Forns Romans a Vilassar

Born in Badalona in 1965. Toni Gironès qualified as an architect at the ETSAV-UPC, where he has been visiting lecturer (1993-99), part-time lecturer in Projects (2000-05) and a mem-ber of the end-of-course jury (2004-05). He has been invited lecturer at various schools of architecture: in Barcelona, Argentina and Italy. He is currently head of Architectural Education at the URV and lecturer in Projects and Graphic Expression I and II at the School of Architecture in Reus (URV). He has had a professional practice since 1993. He has won several prizes (AJAC Young Architects Prize 1996, Girona Architecture Prize 1998) and numerous distinctions (Bonaplata Prizes, F. Borromini International Prize, European Landscape Biennial, FAD Prizes, Spanish Architecture Biennial). Work published in the specialist press: AITIM, Dau, Quaderns, Tectónica, Pasajes, On, Arquitectura Ibérica, Spazio e società. Doctoral thesis: ‘Spontaneous Architectures: Reflections on constants in Architecture’, 1999.

RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta, arquitectes

Rosa Barba Finalists  4
Architects. Ramon Vilalta - Rafael Aranda - Carme Pigem

Parc de pedra tosca

They completed their studies at the ETSAV in 1987 and have been working together since 1988 as RCR ARQUITECTES in Olot. They have served as advisers to the La Garrotxa Volcanic Area Natural Park since 1989. Vilalta has worked as a lecturer in Urban Development and Landscape Architecture at the ETSAV. Pigem has lectured in Projects at the ETSAV and ETSAB and is currently a lecturer in Landscape Projects on the Landscaping graduate course at the ETSAB. They have won several competitions Spain-wide and have received recognition for their work on numerous occasions, with two of their projects shortlisted as finalists in the European Union Mies van der Rohe Awards. They have also won five FAD prizes and the 2005 National Prize for Culture in Architecture awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya. They have shown work in numerous international exhibitions, including the third Salon International de l’Architecture in Paris, the eighth UIA Congress in Chicago and the Venice Biennale. Individual exhibitions of their work have been held in Japan, Spain and Germany. Their work appears in the “On-Site: New Architecture in Spain” exhibition currently on public view in New York. They have written essays and articles on architecture and the landscape and have given talks in various cities in Spain and abroad. In addition, their work has been widely published in books and journals.

Ana Kučan

Rosa Barba Finalist 4

Grounds for Ob Rinži elementary school, Slovenia

Born in 1964 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is a landscape architect and theorist of landscape design. She graduated in 1990 from the University of Ljubljana, master’s degree in 1992 at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and Doctorate in 1996 at the University of Ljubljana. She has shown her work in several individual and group exhibitions at home and abroad and won several awards, including the International Piranesi Prize in 1998 and in 2002, and the PleÐnik National Architecture Award 2003. She is a member of the Slovenian Association of Landscape Architects and is active in the Le:Notre network of European landscape architecture schools. In 1998 she published the book Landscape as a national symbol. She currently teaches Landscape Design in the Department of Landscape Architecture of the Biotechnical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana.

Sophie Wolfrum - Janson + Wolfrum, Architektur + Stadtplanung

Rosa Barba Finalist 4
With Alban Janson

Escala rampa (scharnhauser park)

Studied Territorial Planning at the University of Dortmund. She took state examinations in Town Planning and had administrative experience in Tanzania and Germany. Since 2003 has worked at the Chair for Town and Regional Planning at the TU in Munich. She is a member of the SRL and the German Academy for Town and Country Planning.


Vetsch Nipkow Partner AG

Rosa Barba Finalist 4

Katharina Sulzer-platz

Walter Vetsch (1951).
Dipl. Landscape architect BSLA SIA, Zürich. Landscape architecture at the HSR High Technical School of Rapperswil, graduation in 1975. 1976-1978 Collaborator at Wolf Hunziker Landscape architects AG, Basel. 1979-1983 Collaborator at Stöckli and Kienast Landscape architects AG, Wettingen, Switzerland. 1984 Foundation of Walter Vetsch Landscape architects BSLA, Zürich.

Beat Nipkow (1960).
Dipl. Landscape architect BSLA SIA, Küsnacht. Landscape architecture at the HSR High Technical School of Rapperswil, graduation in 1984. 1995-1997 Collaborator and associated collaborator at Walter Vetsch Landscape architects BSLA, Zürich. Since 1996 they’re partners of Vetsch Nipkow Partner AG, Landscape architects BSLA SIA, Zürich.

Peter Latz

Rosa Barba Finalist 1

Parque Duisburg Nord

Born Darmstadt, 1939. He graduated from the Technical University of Munich in 1964 and studied urban planning at the RWTH Aachen. Since 1965 he has worked with his wife Anneliese Latz as a landscape architect and town planner. Since 1983 he has occupied the chair of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the TU of Munich.

Ton Ardévol

Rosa Barba Finalist 7
With Marti Franch

Restoration project of Tudela-Culip spot in Cap de Creus natural park 

Self-taught master craftsman, linked to the world of architecture, from 1973-1980 he worked with the architectural studio "Mad”. ln the 80's founder of the firm J/T Associate Ardèvol basically dedicated to the world of construction, urban planning, landscape architecture and engineering with significant works as: Reconstruction and extension Of the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, Forum Building, Feria 2000, Urbanization of Poal's Square, Renovation of the facade of the Cathedral of Barcelona, la Llotja de Lleida: Rehabilitation of the Sant Pau's Hospital and Spiralling Power. From 1984 to 2012 he is a member of the technical team for projects and construction of the Sierra de Collserola Natural Park, with multiple interventions in landscape architecture and rehabilitation of heritage items.

Marianne Levinsen - Landskab MDL PLR

Rosa Barba Finalist 6

The campus area of Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Educated tapestry weaver by Jette Gemzøe, Copenhagen, 1984 – 1987. Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, in 1995 Worked at the studio of Professor Sven-Ingvar Andersson, from 1995 – 2000 along­side teaching at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1995 – 2005. Founder and managing director of own studio - Marianne Levinsen Landskab - since 2002. Has participated in Danish as well as international architectural competitions and won several 1. prizes. Realized projects range from private gardens, design of urban facili­ties, institutions, campuses and renovations to large scale infrastructural installations, master plans and landscape planning. Awarded architectural prizes for both the campus at Copenhagen Business School and the landscape architectural part of the Tietgen Dormitory and won the Danish Arts Foundation´s 1st prize for environmental/public art. Appointed judge in Danish and international architectural competitions and censor at schools of architecture, member of several committees of the Academy Council since 2002 and the editorial committee at the magazine Landskab. Appointed member of the expert committee of environmental/public art of the Danish Arts Foundation 2011-2013. Has taken part in several architectural exhibitions showcasing own projects and engaged in several exhibitions and publications on landscape architecture.

Hosper NL BV - Frits van Loon

Rosa Barba Finalist 6
With Berrie van Elderen

Park of luna

Frits van Loon (1966) is a landscape architect and graduated in 1992 with a plan for the northern edge of Rotterdam (3rd prize in Archiprix). He has been working at HOSPER since 1999 and has been co-owner of the agency since 2001. As operational head of the agency, his most important role is the formation of the design concept. This role has allowed him to work on many projects, including Groningen Meerstad, Hageveld, Joannes de Doper and Heerhugowaard Broekhorn. In addition, he is guest lecturer at the WUR, the University of Wageningen, Van Hall Larenstein and the Academy of Civil Engineering.

Xavier Martí Galí - Office of Architecture in Barcelona

Rosa Barba Winner 6
With Carles Ferrater 

Paseo Marítimo de la Playa Poniente de Benidor 

Architect with a degree from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) in 1995. Began working as an associate architect at Estudi Carlos Ferrater in 2003. In 2006, he set up the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) along with Carlos Ferrater, Lucía Ferrater, and Borja Ferrater. Co-creator of the Platja de Ponent Seafront Promenade in Benidorm (first prize in the VIII Premis Ceràmica ASCER 2009), the Mediapro headquarters in Barcelona (Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2008), a building on Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona, the WTC tower in Cornellà, a Barcelona office building on Casp street, Casa AA in Sant Cugat del Vallès, and cellars in Toro, Zamora.

Bart Brands  - Landschapsarchitecten

Rosa Barba Finalist 4 and 6 
With Sylvia Karres

New west Cemetery

Langedijk cemetery

Bart Brands (21.03.1962). He began working for the city of the Hague, department of green space and environmental education, later with bureau Bakker & Bleeker (B+B), and then as Bureau Bart Brands. He has been a jury member for several competitions, and a visiting tutor at universities in Vienna, Zürich and Berlin. Now he is adjunct Professor at RMIT University (Melbourne). Sylvia Karres (07.06.1956) She began working for bureau Maas, afterwards with bureau Bakker and Bleeker (B+B), and then as bureau Sylvia Karres. Sylvia has been visiting tutor at the TU (Delft), Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Utrecht), ), Academie van Bouwkunst (Amsterdam/Maastricht) and currently at the University of Agriculture in Wageningen. In 1997 they formed Karres en Brands, they work is published in numerous professional journals, across Europe, Asia, the U.S.A. and Australia.

Latitude Nord - Laurence Vacherot

Rosa Barba Finalist 4
With Gilles Vexlard

Landschaftspark Munchen Riem, Germany

In 1981 founded Latitude Nord, a design office.

Laurence Vacherot.
Born 3.07.1951 in France. Baccalaureate, Philosophy section (1970), Carpentry course in Paris (1970-1971); degree in Landscape Design in 1979 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Horticulture in Versailles. From 1974 to 1975 SESPA design offi ce (A. Provost). From 1975 to 1977 Head of studies, API landscape cooperative. 2000 Landscape designer, Commission des sites, perspectives et Paysage de l’Oise.

Xiao Zheng - SWA Group

Rosa Barba Finalist 9
With Sean O'Malley

River forest island

Educated and practiced in both landscape and architecture, Xiao has developed a unique perspective on design and planning with holistic solutions; integrating art, cultural and ecology with the urban environment. Xiao explores ecological architecture, the formal expression of natural systems, and innovative representation of materials. She has won multiple national and international awards and competitions.

T. Kobkaikit - LAB

Rosa Barba Finalist 9
With Wannapin Boontarika

The metro-forest project: Bangkok urban Reforestation

Tawatchai has extensive experience in landscape architecture both in Thailand and abroad. His design philosophy lies in cultural arts and its emerging environment, as his methodology is to look at the blending of natural processes and socio-cultural influences. He returned to Bangkok once again to become co-founder of LAB in 2010.

Alban Janson - Janson + Wolfrum, Architektur + Stadtplanung

Rosa Barba Finalist 4
With Sophie Wolfrum

Escala rampa (scharnhauser park)

Studied Architektur in Darmstadt and Karlsruhe, and the Fine Arts in Frankfurt. Since 1994, he has been Professor of the Theory of Architecture at the University of Karlsruhe (TH). Publication (with Thorsten Bürklin): Auftritte/Scenes. Studies of Architectural Space: the Campi of Venice. Birkhauser Verlag, 2002. Since 1989, they have worked in the Büro für Architektur und Stadtplanung in Karlsruhe.

Jordi Henrich i Monràs

Rosa Barba Finalist 1
With Olga Tarrassó

Paseo Marítimo de la Barceloneta

Architect by the ETSAB 1982 (outstanding qualification) and Master in Architecture and Building Design by the Columbia University of New York 1985, specialisation in buildings of public use. Participant in the ILAUD (International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design) at Urbino (1981), course on architecture and urban open space. Architect of the Urban Projects Service of the Barcelona City Council (1987-2004) and architect of the Public Space Service of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (2004-2007). He currently works as a freelance professional in public space and public building projects.

Olga Tarrasó Climent

Rosa Barba Finalist 1
With Jordi Henrich i Monràs

Paseo Marítimo de la Barceloneta

Architect for the ETSAB-UPC (1982) and Master in Landscape Design by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC (1985). Professor of several universities of Agricultural Engineering, Design, Architecture and Landscape Design in Spain and abroad. Member of several juries, such as the Ciutat de Barcelona prize (2015-2016), FAD Awards, etc. Since its foundation in 1981 and until 2000, Olga Tarrasó was a member of the Urban Design Office in the Barcelona City Council, developing among other projects the Barceloneta Seafront Promenade (winner of the FAD Award in 1996) and the coverage of Ronda del Mig (winner of the 2006 Decade Award). During this period she has also designed urban furniture for the city. 


Sergi Godia - MMAMB

Rosa Barba Finalist 1
With Xavier Casas

Parque de la solidaridad

Graduated from the Barcelona School of Architecture in 1970, he founded an architectural studio in 1971 together with J. Ardèvol, P. Aixas, J. Laviña, P. De la Villa and J. Urgell, obtaining the FAD Architecture Prize in 1976, the National Town Planning Prize in 1979 and the FAD Restoration Prize in 1982. With J. Laviña, P. De la Villa, and J. Urgell, works are selected for the FAD awards for architecture in 1989 and 1991 as well as for the DELTA ADIFAD awards in 1990. With J. Montero, X. Vendrell, and M. Ruisánchez, they are finalists in the FAD awards of the architecture of 1987. Together with X. Casas, they received the FAD Award for Urban Spaces in 1999. He is a finalist for the first Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize, wins an Award of Excellence from the European Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is a finalist in the V Biennial of Spanish Architecture.


Josep Mascaró

Rosa Barba Finalist 1

Caminos de Collserola

Head of the Projects, Works and Town Planning Service of the Serra de Collserola Natural Park Consortium. 

Nella Golanda

Rosa Barba Finalist 1
Conjuntament amb Aspasia Kouzoupi 

Canteras dionyssos

Since 1972 Nella Golanda, Landscape Sculptor (Athens School of Fine Arts) has applied “TOTAL ART” in public spaces, re-establishing in human scale the relation between nature and historical landscape, aiming to regenerate life to the contemporary metropolitan cities.  The visitors are guided to experience new different ways and develop new social relations in public spaces. These “live” sculptures function as interactive experimental landscapes where the creation of new art genres is possible. Art gets out of the museums and becomes a part of everyday life.


Aspasia Kouzoupi

Rosa Barba  Finalist 1
With Nella Golanda

Canteras dionyssos

Dipl. Architect Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, MAS.ETH in Landscape Architecture and PHD Candidate, University of Thessaloniki. 



Tom Lonsdale

Rosa Barba Finalist1
With Robert Camlin

Cementerio de Uppermill

Tom is a Chartered Landscape Architect specialising as a champion for design quality in place-making, using the processes of design review, enabling and public art collaborations across a broad spectrum of urban and rural regeneration. As Chief Landscape Architect with Manchester City Council from 1975 to 1989 he led design work on a broad range of work including Castlefield Urban Heritage Park, city centre public realm schemes and major programmes of land reclamation and housing, as well as all landscape aspects of the development of Manchester International Airport.


Gustav Lange

Rosa Barba  Finalist 1

Parque del muro

He began his apprenticeship as a gardener in 7954, gained his master's degree at Hohenheim in 1961 and studied Gardening and Landscape Design at the Kassel Academy of Arts. Recently he has designed the urban spaces and landscape schemes for Postdammer Platz, Berlin, the Preussische Herrenhaus Park and the Residence of the Federal Council. Since 1989, he has lectured in Open Space Design at the University of Kassel.


Francesc Hereu i Pasqual

Rosa Barba Finalist 1
With Joaquim Español

Parque del ter central

Francesc Hereu was born in Banyoles in 1946. He began to paint very young and from 1995 onwards he began to exhibit his pictorial openings. Since then he has not stopped doing it with method and regularity, always accompanied by presentation texts that emphasize the values and characteristics of this work. We can say that Francesc Hereu is an architect, since 1974, who paints and works with other disciplines. Francesc Hereu has always combined the activity of a painter with that of an architect.


Joaquim Español

Rosa Barba Finalist 1
With Francesc Hereu i Pasqual

Parque del ter central

Joaquim Español is an architect and staff lecturer at the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB). His joint work with Francesc Hereu has been recognised by various exhibitions, prizes (FAD Prize for Architecture, 2nd European Prize for Public Space) and publications, the most recent of which is “F. Hereu-J. Espanol. 10 anys d'Arquitectura”. ln his research he has explored fields such as formal languages (1973 National Architecture Prize) and form construction techniques (1996 Extraordinary Doctorate Prize). He has published articles, monographs and books, including: El orden fràgil de la Arquitectura, Invitación a la Arquitectura and Arquitectes en el paisatge, and two volumes of poetry, which have also received prizes. He is now Director of Urban Plans and Designs of Barcelona City Council.


West 8 - David Buurma, Cyrus clark, Adriaan Geuze i Sibil Sträuli

Rosa Barba Finalist 1

Jardín interpolis

West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture, founded in 1987 with offices in Rotterdam, New York and Belgium. Over the last three decades West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8's New York office was established after winning an international design competition in 2006 for the design of Governors Island Park - a 172-acre island in the New York Harbor.

Jan Olav Jensen - Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor

Rosa Barba Finalist 1

Área de servicio de videseter

Born in 1959, graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 1985. He has been a tenured professor of architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture since 2004. He founded Jensen & Skodvin Architects with Børre Skodvin in 1995, after a period of private practice and employment at various offices since 1985. He has worked as a teacher and on juries at several universities. He was the 1998 Kenzo Tange visiting design critic at GSD, Harvard University. He was awarded the Swedish Prince Eugen Medal in 2006 and was one of the recipients of the 1998 The Aga Khan award for architecture for the Lepers´ Hospital in India. In 2013 Jan Olav Jensen was awarded int FRIBA (RIBA's International Fellowship).

Frode Birk Nielsen

Rosa Barba Finalist 1

Reapertura del río en el centro de Aarhus

Landscape architect in Aarhus, Denmark. His pioneering discussion of the architectural and aesthetic characteristics of wind turbines while a student two decades ago can still be found in Danish libraries. His firm, Birk Nielsens Tegnestue, produced the beautifully illustrated Vindmøller og Landskab: Arkitektur og Aestetik in 1995 for the Danish government. The book was subsequently published in English as Wind Turbines & the Landscape: Architecture & Aesthetics. For many years his firm has worked on landscape solutions for the design, visualization and location of wind turbines in the open landscape, in technological landscapes, and in the open sea.

G. Clément

Rosa Barba Finalist 1
With C. Courtecuisse

Parque Henri-Matisse

Gilles Clément is a Horticultural engineer, landscape architect, author, gardener, and teacher at the « Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage » in Versailles (ENSP). In additional to his activity as a creator of parks, gardens , public and private areas, he pursues his theoretical and practical investigations in three directions : The Garden in Motion, a concept derived from experiments in his own garden in the Creuse, and applied to public areas in France and abroad beginning in 1983. The initial description of this work was published in 1991 with four successive reprints by Sens and Tonka in Paris. The idea was put into practice for the first time in a public space in 1986 at the André Citroën Park in Paris, inaugurated in 1999. Numerous projects based on this principle of management have since been carried out, in particular at the “Lycée Agriculturel Jules Rieffel” in Saint Herblain (Loire Atlantique) between 2004 and 2009. The Planetary Garden, a political project, based on ecological humanism, first brought to public attention by a novel/essay Thomas et le Voyageur, published by Albin Michel in 1996, and by a major exhibit in the “Grande Halle de la Villette” in Paris (1999/2000) as well as by a certain number of studies: -the Planetary Garden of Shanghai -the Landscape Charter of Vassivière (Limousin) and other work in progress. The Third -Landscape -a concept developed in the course of a landscape appraisal in the Limousin, defined as a « hesitant fragment of the Planetary Garden », applied to all neglected (friche) or left behind spaces (délaissés) which he considers as the principal breeding area for biological diversity.

C. Courtecuisse

Rosa Barba Finalist1
With G. Clément 

Parque Henri-Matisse

Claude Courtecuisse, art designer, teacher, lives and works in Lille and Paris. A graduate in applied arts from Paris and the ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan), he became a teacher at the Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts in Lille between 1970 and 1987, for which he was responsible from 1987 to 1989. He was a member of the technical committee of the FRAC Nord Pas de Calais from 1982 to 1989. Professor and educational advisor at the Ecole Camondo from 1988 to 2007, he was an associate professor at the Ecole Olivier de Serre (Paris) from 1994 to 2001 and taught at the E.N.S Cachan. As an artist, photographer, sculptor and designer, he carried out public commissions for the Ministry of Culture and several of his works were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, the Georges Pompidou Centre, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Frac Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the Museum of the Pool in Roubaix.


Eduardo Arroyo Muñoz

Rosa Barba Winner 3

Plaza de desierto

Eduardo Arroyo (Bilbao, 1964) graduated as an Urban Architect in 1988 from the Madrid School. In 1998 he founded the NO.MAD office in Amsterdam. His career has been of international importance: he has published and exhibited his work in several countries and languages and has been awarded several prizes for it. Some of his essential works include the Lasesarre Stadium, Casa Levene, Sondika Nursery, Plaza Desierto, Banco Aquia, Casa Zafra-Uceda or the Vienna University of Economics. He has also made the short films Paisajes de Bolsillo and Yellow fever.

Elisabet Quintana

Rosa Barba Finalist 3
With Pablo Peñín Llobell

Jardín del Claustro de l'EPG. Valencia

Architect (2000) and graduate of the Higher Diploma in Landscape Architecture (2005) from the ETSAB, specializing in the field of public space and landscape architecture. She has worked in the Department of Public Space of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and since 2000 she has been the director of the Elisabet Quintana arquitectura y paisaje studio, dedicated to design projects for parks and gardens, both public and private, and in urbanization projects. She also collaborates actively with other multidisciplinary teams as a landscape designer. She is an associate professor in the Department of Urbanism and the Master of Landscape Architecture at the UPV, and has taught at the European University and the Iberflora Master of Gardening and Landscape. She is a member of the Spanish Association of Landscape Architects, of the Menorcan Institute of Studies and is part of the multidisciplinary group of professionals La paisajes. He is currently coordinating the drafting of the project for the regeneration of the environment of Valencia's Central Market, among other projects.

Pablo Peñín Llobell

Rosa Barba Finalist 3
With Elisabet Quintana Seguí

Jardín del Claustro de l'EPG. Valencia

Gandía (Valencia), 1973 Architect, ETSA Valencia, 1999 Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Projects at ETSAV, UPV since 2006 Culture director at the CTAV Union of Architects since 2014

Stephan Lenzen - RMP Stephan Lenzen landschaftsarchitekten

Rosa Barba Finalist 3

Parque histórico castillo de Dyck

1967, freelance landscape architect. Studied landscape architecture at GHS Essen. Studied economics at the Fernuniversität Hagen. 1990-1992 stayed in Italy and France. 1995 - 1999 worked at GOEP, since 1999 at RMP Architects. 2001 joined the RMP Landscape Architects Association. Since 2004 owner of RMP Stephan Lenzen landscape architects. 2004 - 2007 member of the design advisory board of the city of Cologne. Since 2006 member of the expert committee of the Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2009 and 2010 he worked as a lecturer in the course of the study program Redevelopment / Design and Management at RWTH International Academy Aachen. Since 2013 member of the design advisory board of the city of Aachen. In 2014, Stephan Lenzen was appointed Vice President of the Federation of German Landscape Architects (BDLA). Since 2015 member of the design advisory board of the city of Mainz. Since 2015 professor at the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Department of Architecture / Urbanism. Since 2016 member of the design advisory boards of Trier and Neuss as well as the scientific advisory board of the German Corporation for Urban and Real Estate Development. Stephan Lenzen lives in Cologne.




Guerric Péré

Rosa Barba Finalist 3
With Martine Rascle

Parc des Oiseaux

Guerric Péré, founder and president of Ilex, is a DPLG landscaper, graduated in 1983 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles, and an SFU urban planner. Associated with Jean-Claude Durual and Claudine Thomas, since 2003, he has been leading a team of creators specialized in the design and implementation of territorial projects, working on all scales and associating urban projects and "Grand Paysage". In parallel, since 1996, Guerric Péré has been teaching landscape and territorial projects at the Marseilles branch of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Versailles. Guerric Péré has been teaching landscape and territorial projects at the Marseille branch of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Versailles since 1996. He participates in numerous juries and conferences, and is the author of several publications, notably on "Urban Nature", a concept that has been promoted by the Agency for many years. Guerric Péré is an SFU (French Society of Urban Planners) urban planner, also a member of the Fédération Française du Paysage (FFP) and of the French Architects for Export (AFEX) Pôle Innovations Constructives. He also holds an AEU-2007 ADEME certification (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) for his environmental approach to urban planning. (Training in sustainable development).


Victor Márquez

Rosa Barba Finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
With Mario Schjetnan collaboration

Parque la Mexicana

Urban planner, architect and author, Doctor of Science from Cornell University, Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, Fulbright Scholarship. He designs and plans under his own firm VMA, urban projects, parks, airports and public buildings that have been awarded with eight international awards in the last three years.


Mario Schjetnan

Rosa Barba Finalist
11th Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
With the collaboration of Víctor Márquez

Parque la Mexicana

Architect. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design; University of California, Berkeley. Loeb Fellowship from Harvard University in advanced environmental studies. Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award (IFLA). His studio, Grupo de Diseño Urbano (GDU) - founded 44 years ago- has carried out projects of urban planning, landscape architecture, and architecture throughout the Mexican Republic; in the USA, Chile, China, and Lebanon.



Kotchakorn Voraakhom


Rosa Barba finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
CEO and Founder of Landprocess and Porous City Network

Parque Centenario de la Universidad de Chulalongkorn

Kotchakorn Voraakhom is a landscape architect from Thailand who works on building productive green public space that tackles climate change in urban dense areas and climate-vulnerable communities. Kotchakorn is featured in 2019, TIME 100 Next, —that spotlights 100 rising stars, shaping the future of the world and 15 women fighting against climate change from TIME Magazine. She was named BBC100 Women, the Green 30 for 2020 by Bloomberg and got an award from United Nations as Winners of the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Awards, Women for Results. She is a chairwoman of the landscape without the border IFLA APR, TED Fellow, Echoing Green Climate Fellow. She received her master's in landscape architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.


Carl Steinitz


Rosa Barba finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
Carl Steinitz for the International Geodesign Collaboration

The International Geodesign Collaboration (IGC)

Carl Steinitz is the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning Emeritus at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Honorary Professor at CASA, University College London.  In 1965 he joined Harvard’s Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis. In 1984, he received the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Outstanding Educator Award for his “extraordinary contribution to environmental design education” and for his “pioneering exploration in the use of computer technology in landscape planning”.  Professor Steinitz is principal author of “Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes” (2003), and author of “A Framework for Geodesign” (2012). He has lectured and taught workshops at more than 150 universities and is a co-founder of the International Geodesign Collaboration.

Zhang Ming


Rosa Barba finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

Original Design Studio (TJAD)
With Zhang Zi collaboration

Transformation of Yang Shupu Thermal Power Plant, Shanghai

Zhang Ming is professor and vice head of Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. He is also directing architect of Original Design Studio, TJAD. He is the winner of World Architectural Festival and ARCASIA Awards for Architecture.

He assumes a series of social positions, including executive director of the Shanghai Architectural Society, director of the architectural creation academic department, deputy director of the architectural design committee, vice president of the registered architects branch, expert of the Shanghai Municipal Planning Commission Urban Space and Landscape Protection Committee, member of the Competition Committee of the Architectural Society of China, member of the Science Popularization Committee, director of the Academic Committee of Urban and Rural Heritage, academic committee of the Academic Committee of Industrial Architectural Heritage, member of the Academic Committee of Architectural Criticism, and vice president of the Small Town Construction Branch.

He belongs to the editorial board of UED, Architectural Technique and Architectural Practice. He has won the Young Architect Award of the Chinese Architectural Society, the Shanghai Young Architects New Show Award, “China's 100 Most Influential Architects”, Global Chinese Young Architect Award, “AD100 China's Most Influential Architectural Design Elite” and other honors . In 2018, he was awarded the title of "Outstanding Young and Middle-aged Architect of Shanghai" and "Outstanding Contribution Award of 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening-up of Shanghai Survey and Design Industry - Star of Survey and Design".




Zhang Zi


Rosa Barba finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
Original Design Studio (TJAD)
With Zhang Ming collaboration

Transformation of Yang Shupu Thermal Power Plant, Shanghai

Zhang Zi is directing architect of Original Design Studio, TJAD and Senior Engineer, A-Level National Registered Architect. She has Master & Bachelor of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University and is visiting scholar at the University of Pavia, Italy. She is also a member of the Department of Architectural Creation, the Architectural Society of Shanghai China. She has been “AD 100 the Most Influential Architect in China” for three years.


Michael Van Valkenburgh


Rosa Barba finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA)

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Michael is the founder of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA), a 100-person firm based in Brooklyn, NY and Cambridge, MA.  His lifelong dedication to the medium of landscape and its robust material expression is evident in MVVA's diverse body of work, including gardens, museums, parks of all sizes, campuses, and urban design.  His philosophy that “parks are for people” guides every step of MVVA’s design process.  In addition to his practice, Michael taught at Harvard's Graduate School of Design for over 30 years and he is currently the Emeritus Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture.

Kathryn Gustafson


Rosa Barba finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

Parque Central, Valencia

Kathryn Gustafson was born in the state of Washington, USA, and was educated at the University of Washington in Seattle, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Ecole National Supérieure du Paysage in Versailles where she received her diploma in 1979. Kathryn Gustafson brings over 25 years of distinguished practice to Gustafson Porter. Her award-winning work includes a widely known series of projects in France, and recently acclaimed projects have ranged throughout Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Kathryn's design work has been predominantly civic, institutional, and corporate. Projects have ranged in scale from a tenth of an acre to 150 acres, including parks, gardens, and community spaces. Two partner offices, Gustafson Porter in London and Gustafson Gutrie Nichol in Seattle, continue to evolve the design approach of Gustafson's work into new contexts of time, culture, and nature. Kathryn Gustafson is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture and a medalist of the French Academy of Architecture. She is the recipient of the ASLA Design Medal, the Chrysler Design Award, London's Jane Drew Prue and the Arnold W Brunner Memorial Prize for Architecture 2012.

Filipa Cardoso de Menezes

Rosa Barba Finalist 11
With Catarina Assis Pacheco collaboration
Estudio de paisajismo f | c arquitectura paisagista

Parque Ribeirinho Oriente

Both born in Lisbon (Portugal) in the year 1969, Filipa Cardoso de Menezes and Catarina Assis Pacheco have been working together since they graduated in landscape architecture. In 1997 they founded the landscape design studio f|c arquitectura paisagista, where they currently work as managing partners.

Over the last two decades they have acquired a vast experience in many areas, developing projects, planning operations and studies, in a wide range of dimensions and natures, making each theme a unique challenge. The long list of works includes projects for city parks, public spaces, schools and institutional and private gardens.

Their project approach mainly reflects a search for the meaning of the place, exploring the characteristics of each territory and, based on aesthetic, ecological and functional criteria, creating or revealing new readings of the landscape.

Catarina Assis Pacheco


Rosa Barba Finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
With Filipa Cardoso de Menezes collaboration
Estudio de paisajismo f | c arquitectura paisagista

Parque Ribeirinho Oriente

Both born in Lisbon (Portugal) in the year 1969, Filipa Cardoso de Menezes and Catarina Assis Pacheco have been working together since they graduated in landscape architecture. In 1997 they founded the landscape design studio f|c arquitectura paisagista, where they currently work as managing partners. Over the last two decades they have acquired a vast experience in many areas, developing projects, planning operations and studies, in a wide range of dimensions and natures, making each theme a unique challenge. The long list of works includes projects for city parks, public spaces, schools and institutional and private gardens. Their project approach mainly reflects a search for the meaning of the place, exploring the characteristics of each territory and, based on aesthetic, ecological and functional criteria, creating or revealing new readings of the landscape.


Sebastian Monsalve Gomez


Rosa Barba finalist
11 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

Parques del Río Medellín

Sebastián Monsalve is an architect graduated from the National University of Colombia and has a track record in urban design, public space and landscape architecture. Founder of CAUCE and Co-founder of LATITUD workshop office (2011 – 2019), has been awarded at the II Latin American Biennial of Landscape Architecture (2016), at the World Architecture Festival (2018) and recently at the XXVII Colombian Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. He was a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Córdoba (Argentina) and speaker in countries such as Brazil, Uruguay and Mexico. He currently works as an advisor to the government of the department of Antioquia (Colombia) in the structuring of urban projects, public space and landscape.


Carlos Puerta


Finalista Rosa Barba
11 Bienal Internacional de Paisaje de Barcelona

El trópico y el paisaje construido Centro urbano de Medellín Colombia

Carlos Puerta is the leader of Arquitectura y Espacio Urbano Studio, an office located in El Poblado, Antioquia. He is an expert in public space issues, he has studied it in depth and has accumulated experiences with projects such as the recovery of the Historic Center of Pamplona, ​​in the North of Santander and the Historic Center of Ciénaga, in Magdalena. Today he is preparing to start the works of what will be the new center of Medellín: 140,000 m2 semi-pedestrianized and wooded on Avenida La Playa and Calle Bolívar, the two arteries of this sector of the city.


School Finalist 11


Top education and research are at the heart of the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. Our 8 faculties offer 16 bachelor's and more than 30 master's programmes. Our more than 25,000 students and 6,000 employees share a fascination for science, design and technology. Our common mission: impact for a better society.

Aeolis – Gap the Border

Reclaiming the memory

Rethinking the territory of Concepción, Chile: A resilient and strategic planning for a vulnerable urban coastal system

The Living Estuary. A study of developing landscape spatial adaptive strategies to integrate the water, ecosystem and Anthropic-dynamics in the estuary of Volta delta, Ghana

Breathe: Redefining a zone of informal settelments for Ho Chi Minh city