6th Biennal 2010
Xavier Martí Galí - Office of Architecture in Barcelona
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.
James Corner is an internationally renowned landscape architect. Based in New York City, his firm’s projects include New York’s widely acclaimed High Line; Seattle’s Central Waterfront; Tongva Park in Santa Monica; London’s South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Chicago’s Navy Pier; and the new Presidio Parklands in San Francisco. He is known for a special commitment to the design of a vibrant and dynamic public realm, informed by the ecology of both people and nature. James has been published and exhibited internationally, and has been recognized with significant design awards, including the National Design Award; the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and the Daimler-Chrysler Award for Design Innovation.
Born in La Seu d’Urgell in 1946. Architect. Mayor of La Seu d’Urgell from 1983 to 2003. Vice President of the Federació de Municipis de Catalunya from 1983 to 2003. President of the Comissió Interpirinenca de Poders Locals from 1985 to 2003. Secretary General of the Comunitat de Treball dels Pirineus in 2004. Member of the Parliament of Catalonia from 1980-1999. Senator from 2000-2002. General Director of Architecture and Landscape for the Departament de Política Territorial i Obres Públiques of the Generalitat de Catalunya since January 2004. Member of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi.
Architect who received his degree from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB) in 1977; from 1986 to 1989, he was head of the Girona Territorial Divisions of Urban Planning of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia. He currently has his own professional practice, which works on architecture and urban planning projects. He has contributed to numerous courses, conferences, and discussions, in addition to publications, with specific focus on themes related to urban and territorial planning. He is currently director of the Landscape Office of the Association of Architects of Catalonia (COAC).
Degree in Architecture (2003) and Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. Official Master in in Landscape Architecture (2006) and University Master in Urbanism Research (2014) from the ETSAB, Polytechnic University of Catalonia. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC-BarcelonaTech.
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).