6th Biennal 2010

Kongjian Yu

Lecturer 6

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

Lecturer 6

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.

 

Marina Cervera

Degree in Architecture in 2003 and Higher Degree as Masters in Landscape Architecture from ETSAB (UPC). She has been awarded with several scholarships such us Mies van der Rohe Foundation (2001), Caja de Arquitectos Foundation (2002), the CRPP and Le:Notre. In 2014 she got her Master in Urban Planning (UPC). Her professional practice has been developed through Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Paris), the CRPP (UPC) and since 2003 through her own Barcelona-based professional practice involving own projects. Marina Cervera is adjunct professor for ETSAB, DUOT, teaching at MBLandArch. She also teaches in Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture (Fundació UPC) and has lectured around the world in conferences, seminars and International workshops. She is also Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Office at the COAC, and as a Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Biennial of Landscape Barcelona. In the field of professional activism, she is Chair of Professional Practice and Policies of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), has been a local contributor to European and local institutions and is a member of several editorial boards of publications related to landscape architecture.

Coordination catalogue 3rd edition of Biennial. 

Coordination and organization team (from 4th edition to 11th)

Joan Ganyet i Solé

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.


 

Esteve Corominas

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).