Barcelona's International Landscape Biennial


Barcelona's International Landscape Biennial

From European to International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
After been recognized at European level, and after the first seven editions: "“Refent paisatges” (1999), “Jardins insurgents” (2001), “Només amb natura” (2003), “Paisatge: un producte / una producció” (2006) , “Tempesta i ímpetu” (2008), “Paisatges Líquids” (2010) and "Biennal versus Biennal" (2012); There was a turning point in the ninth edition, which brought us closer to new landscape realities in the world through the internationalization of its Rosa Barba Landscape Award. The announcement was consolidated with the following editions “Un Paisatge per a tu” (2014) , "Tomorrow Landscape" (2016) and "Performative Natures" (2018). Now it becomes an excellent diffusion tool relevance in landscape project interventions.

Each edition has its Symposium articulated under a motto. All kinds of theoretical and practical reflections to enhance an interprofessional debate. The Symposium takes place for two days, and round tables, debates, presentations by the finalists of Rosa Barba, interventions by the invited lecturers... The Symposium is held at the Petit Palau de la Música de Catalana, but is also broadcast live in the event hall of the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC).

Exhibitions and Publications
The professional and academic reflection of the awards mentioned above will materialize in two thematic exhibitions and later in a publication in the form of a catalogue that will be the enduring witness of that edition.
The leading exhibitions that each year we organize are two: Projects selected by the Rosa Barba Prize, located at COAC; and school projects, located at ETSAB. The aim of this is to disseminate and promote professional and academic practices. The exhibitions of the plans, both schools and Rosa Barba, are itinerant through several universities and cultural centres around the world. This past year, Oslo University (School of Architecture and Design) has hosted the exhibition of the works of the schools, as it was one of the finalists of the X International Biennial of the Landscape. On the other hand, the rosa Barba Awards exhibition travelled to Italy at the Paesaggio Museum in Verbania.

Franco Zagari (landscape architect) was invited to exhibit his drawings made throughout his career in the last edition. Other parallel exhibitions have also been held, such as the retrospective 20 years of landscape sponsored by The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (Merco Sala space).


11th edition - 2020

Projects presented (four significant MSc Laurea Magistrale thesis regarding the themeand its interpretation): 

  • Project: 2100: Agro Pontino is f-loading
    Author/s: Ida Orlando, Giulia Stecchi, Valeria Rellori
    Supervisor/s: Matteo Umberto Poli and Andrea Gritti
  • Project: 2100: A Sea Odyssey
    Author/s: Monica Moschini, Alessandra Paparcone, Francesca Porro
    Supervisor/s: Matteo Umberto Poli and Sara Gangemi

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9th edition - 2016

Projects presented (four significant MSc Laurea Magistrale thesis regarding the themeand its interpretation): 

  • Project: INLAYS. Micro architecture to connect the landscape between the Mincio Natural Park and the SIC of Castellaro Lagusello
    Author/s: Claudio Canesso, Marta Paterlini, Veronica Soncini
    Supervisor/s: Sara Protasoni e Stefano Farina

  • Project: INLAYS. Naviglio Grande Gardens, Milan
    Author/s: Federica Fata, Lucia Gandelli
    Supervisor/s: Alessandro Rocca

    Author/s: Irene Gennari, Elisa Sportaro
    Supervisor/s: Sara Protasoni, Floriana Pergalani, Matteo Bruggi

  • Project: Order and Disorder
    Author/s: Ginevra Rapisardi
    Supervisor/s: Paolo L. Bürgi  con Chiara Pradel e Carlotta Testa

  • Project: A poem about time. Recovering an archeological site in Cascais
    Author/s:: Shi Ying
    Supervisor/s: Alessandro Rocca

  • Project: Contemplation Forest
    Author/s: Shiqi Li
    Supervisor/s: Paolo L. Bürgi  con Chiara Pradel e Carlotta Testa

  • Project: Promenade Landscape
    Author/s: Zhen Chao
    Supervisor/s: Paolo L. Bürgi  con Chiara Pradel e Carlotta Testa

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8th edition - 2014

Projects presented (four significant MSc Laurea Magistrale thesis regarding the themeand its interpretation): 

  • Project: Hologramatic Territory. Ecological strategy for the West Bank
    Author/s: Mirco Andolina
    Supervisor/s: Elisa C. Cattaneo and Arturo Lanzani

  • Project: 2100: Weak Strategy for In-formality. Infra-free and Ecological patterns.Rio de Janeiro case
    Author/s: Andrea Benzi
    Supervisor/s: Elisa C. Cattaneo e Paola Caputo

  • Project: Rovine contemporanee: Un esperimento progettuale nel borgo di Consonno
    Author/s: Fabio Marino, Sandro Riscino, Davide Traina   
    Supervisor/s: Andrea Gritti

  • Project: Pasaia: Badia Eskatuz (reclaim the bay)
    Author/s: Francesco Fumagalli, Valerio Guidi
    Supervisor/s: Corinna Morandi

  • Project: The Garden of the Righteous in Milan
    Author/s: Gabriella Milo

    Supervisor/s: Alessandro Rocca

  • Project: Up and Down. Mtkvari river park, Tbilisi, Georgia
    Author/s: Stefano Brambilla

    Supervisor/s: Alessandro Rocca

  • Project: Beyond the garden. A landscape project of views and distances in Pigazzano, Val Trebbia
    Author/s: Francesca Giannini
    Supervisor/s: Matteo Umberto Poli

  • Project: A cognitive atlas for African landscapes
    Author/s: Alessandro Musetta
    Supervisor/s: Matteo Umberto Poli   

  • Project: Post olympic city
    Author/s: Eleonora Schiavi
    Supervisor/s: Matteo Umberto Poli   

  • Project: L'arte dello spazio pubblico| una proposta a Girona per sanare ferite territoriali
    Author/s: Manuela Scotti, Chiara Signoroni
    Supervisor/s: Emilio Faroldi e Isabel Salamaña i Serra

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