10th Scientific Comittee

Marina Cervera, Executive Director


Licensed in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPCBarcelona Tech). Holds a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA, 2003) and a Master's degree in Urbanism Research (MIUrb, 2014) from the same university. Has been awarded multiple times with scholarships, such as the Mies van der Rohe Foundation Scholarship (Venice, Italy; 2001), the Caixa d'Arquitectes Foundation (2002), and the Villa LeNôtre Fellowship for Professional Landscape Architects in Versailles (Paris, France; 2016) at ENSPV International Residences for Landscape Architects. The latest recognition received was the appointment as the Luigi Einaudi Chair at the Institute of European Studies (IES) at Cornell University (Ithaca, USA; 2019). Her professional practice has unfolded at Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Paris), the Research and Landscape Projects Center (CRPPB led by Rosa Barba, at UPC), and, since 2003, in her own professional practice NABLABCN based in Barcelona, focusing on planning, landscaping, and architecture. She is the Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Office at the College of Architects of Catalonia and a member of the Executive and Scientific Committee of the International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona. She is also an associate professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC-BarcelonaTech, affiliated with the School of Architecture (ETSAB) and the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning (DUOT), as well as the new degree in Landscape Architecture (ESAB + ETSAB). She has given lectures, moderated sessions, or participated as a jury at RMIT Europe, Nanjing and Chengdu University in China, AHO in Norway, Versailles in France, or POLIMI in Milan, Italy.

Member of the Scientific and Executive Committee of the Biennial since its 8th edition.

Coordination and organization of the team (from the 4th edition of the International Landscape Biennial to the current one).

Anna Zahonero

Anna Zahonero Xifré, Biologist (UB) and Master of Landscape Architecture (UPC). Professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the UPC since 2001 developing, mainly, her docent assignments in landscaping, and research tasks in CRPP_ UPC. Since 1993 operates as professional in studies and the design of the landscape and the environment. Remarkable projects on landscape and ecological integration of certain uses in particular areas with strong pre-existences, the reporting on environmental for urban and regional planning and the writing of landscape projects where ecological processes are the base.

Maria Goula

Maria Goula is Associate Professor at the Landscape Architecture Department, CALS, Cornell University. She is also adjunct researcher at the Institute for Research Habitat, Territory and Tourism”, ihtt, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and University of Málaga, developing research on coastal tourism, especially in regard to the interpretation of leisure patterns and coastal dynamics. Foundation member of the International Landscape Architecture Biennial in Barcelona since 2000. Awards: Extraordinary PhD Award UPC in the field of Landscape Design theory in 2009 with her thesis  "The other landscapes; readings of the variable image", thesis Directors  Rosa Barba, M. de Solà-Morales. Leader, with Jamie Vanucchi, of the “Upstate Archipelago” team Cornell University, [advisors landscape architect Frank Talsma from H+N+S, The Netherlands, and Professor emeritus Ricard Pié]. The design team is one of the finalists for the “Reimagining the New York Canals” state design competition June 2018.

Jordi Sardà

Jordi Sardà, 1951. Architect by the ETSAB-UPC, in 1982 post graduate in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture in 1984. DUOT teacher of all courses of Planning and Landscape Theory and History of Master Degree of Landscape Architecture (MUP). He also teaches in Public Space and is responsible for the Final Master Thesis of Master of Landscape Architecture (MAP). Between 2007 and 2014 until present, professor of Projects and Urbanism of the EAR, at URV. His doctoral thesis “Només Imatges. La targeta postal vehicle de coneixement urbà”, investigates the relationships and capabilities of visual images-postcards to establish a collective reading of landscape and city. From his studio of Reus works in architecture, urbanism and landscape  projects and intervention in the built heritage buildings and in the city.

Manuel Ruisánchez

Architect and landscape architect, member of the Departament d’Urbanisme i Ordenació del Territori de la UPC, professor of Landscape Architecture in ETSAV (1982-1992), Master of Landscape in UPC since 1991 and of urbanism (degree) in ETSAB since 1992. He has been a visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis, GSD Harvard University and Facoltà di Architettura di Venezia, IUAV. He is currently Member of Culture of the Governing Board of the COAC, a member of LUB and AxA. He has been president of the international jury of the V Biennial of Landscape Barcelona and finalist in II and VI editions. Founding partner of Ruisánchez Arquitectes, working on Landscape Architecture, Urbanism and Architecture projects, he has been recognized with several awards including: Fad Architecture Prize in 1997, Catalonia Construction Award, 2005 Catalonia Social Housing Award 2007 Technal Architecture Prize in 2008, Barcelona City Award, Architecture and Urbanism 2012.

Jordi Bellmunt

Architect with a degree from ETSAB in 1980; he has been a professor in the Departament d’Urbanisme i Ordenació del Territori (UPC) since 1982. Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the UPC since 1987. Director of the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture (UPC) since 2000. Deputy director of the ETSAB from 1997 to 2006 and director of the Graduat Superior course in Landscape Architecture at the UPC from 2000 to 2006. Has helped organize the International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona on 9 occasions since 1999. Adviser to the Barcelona City Council and to COAC’s Oficina de Paisatge. Medalla Col•legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya 2010.Visiting professor at various universities and cultural institutions around the world since 1980. Founder together with Agata Buscemi of B2B Arquitectes.

Alfred Fndz de la Reguera

Architect. He gained his degree in Architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), specializing in Urbanism. He lectures in Projects on the master’s degree course in Landscape Architecture at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.He was awarded with the National Urbanism Prize of the Ministry of Public Works and Urbanism. He received a research grant from the Paul Getty Foundation.Construction and landscaping projects. Territorial and urban planning. Adviser of the Office of Landscape of the Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC).

Sara Bartumeus

M.Arch. School of Architecture of Barcelona and M.L.A., UPC. Sara Bartumeus is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US. Also teaches in Barcelona, both in the Master in Landscape Architecture-UPC (since 1997) and in the Urbanism and Territorial Planning Department-ETSAV (since 2004). She has been a researcher for the LUB-Laboratori d’Urbanisme de Barcelona and a member of the Architecture Committee-Barcelona City Council and of the Advisory Committee in Urban Planning and Landscape-COAC. As principal of Renau Bartumeus Arquitectes, her professional work has involved planning, landscape and architecture projects--social housing, public space, community facilities and exhibition design- -and has been locally and internationally exhibited, published and recognized by public competitions and awards. Her trans-disciplinary research focuses on landscape thresholds, public and collective spaces, that enhance city’s livability, foster community and collective identity and benefit environmental and social cohesion.