Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize: finalists announced

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Ballast Point Park by McGregor Coxall.

Ballast Point Park by McGregor Coxall. Image: Christian Borchert

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Auckland Waterfront by TCL and Wraight + Associates.

Auckland Waterfront by TCL and Wraight + Associates. Image: Jonny Davis

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Eleven projects have been shortlisted for the Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize, including McGregor Coxall’s Ballast Point Park in Sydney and Taylor Cullity Lethlean’s Auckland Waterfront project. Other high-profile projects include The High Line (New York) by Field Operations and the Quinli Stormwater Park (China) by Turenscape.

The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced on the first day of the 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, 25–27 September 2014. Speakers at this year’s Biennial will include Saskia Sassen economist and sociologist, Richard Sennett sociologist and historian, Martin Rein Cano founder of TOPOTEK 1, among many others.

On the final day of the Biennial Landscape Architecture Australia’s Cameron Bruhn will participate in a series of talks from editors of leading landscape architecture magazines from around the world, including Topos, ‘scape, Paysage, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. 

The full list of shortlisted projects:

  • Arqueología de Paisaje Ruta de la Amistad (Mexico) – LAAP 
  • Auckland Waterfront: North Wharf Promenade and Silo Park (New Zealand) – Taylor Cullity Lethlean with Wraight & Associates 
  • Ballast Point Park (Australia) – McGregor Coxall 
  • Folly Forest / a Dance Floor for 100 Trees (Canada) – Dietmar Straub & Anna Thurmayr 
  • Landscape restoration of the Vall d’en Joan landfill site (Spain) – Enric Batlle & Joan Roig 
  • Making Space in Dalston (UK) – J&L Gibbons 
  • Parque de Aranzadi (Spain) – Iñaki Alday & Margarita Jover 
  • Queens Plaza (USA) – Margie Ruddick 
  • Quinli Stormwater Park (China) – Turenscape 
  • Termas Geométricas (Chile) – Germán Del Sol Guzman 
  • The High Line (USA) – Field Operations 

Ballast Point Park was reviewed by Laura Harding and Scott Hawken in Landscape Architecture Australia November 2009 and Katrina Simon in Architecture Australia May 2010.


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