Second call for abstracts – we invite submissions from both practice and research. Deadline March 17 th to
Conference: World in Denmark 2014 Copenhagen 12th -14th June 2014

“Super Danish”, “New Nordic”, and “Scandinavian welfare design” are among numerous seductive names that coin planning and architecture practices from the north these years. Landscape architects and urban designers from Denmark and the other Nordic countries have increasingly become exporters of design solutions to places like Beijing, New York and Christchurch, while Copenhagen repeatedly re­ceives awards for its liveability. However, looking beyond the immediate branding effect, what themes and values, methods and challenges are current in Nordic urban space design and planning in these years?

The issue goes beyond Denmark and the Nordic countries. It concerns what it means to intervene in cities and landscapes in a global era. How do general ideas about improving cities migrate and mutate, synergize and conflict in the encounter with specific contexts? What are the potentials and loss­es of producing traditions – such as the Danish or Nordic – in open space design and planning?

Keynote speakers: Kongjian Yu Turenscape and GSD Harvard (CN). Jan Gehl (DK). Jenny Osuldsen Snøhetta (NO). Belinda Tato Ecosistema Urbano (ES). Moderator: Paola Viganò l’Università Iuav di Venezia (IT).

See call at . After the conference there will be a call for full papers to be published in Nordisk Arkitekturforskning/Nordic Journal of Architectural Research.

Organized by the Research Group of Landscape Architecture and –Urbanism, University of Copenhagen

Illustration by

Signe Sophie Bøggild
Research Assistant, Art historian,, MA

University of Copenhagen
Division of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Research Group of Landscape Architecture and -Urbanism

Barcelona 2014 Biennial of Landscape Architecture









From European to Internacional Biennial of Landscape Architecture

Since its first edition, the European Landscape Biennial has expressed its desire to intently study and discuss landscape interventions, as much from the perspective of landscape architecture as from other disciplines that are linked to its study and evolution.

The Biennial has been consolidated on a European scale in its seven previous editions—“Remaking Landscapes” (1999), “Gardens in Arms” (2001), “Only with Nature” (2003), “Landscape: a Product / a Production” (2006)— Storm & stress (2008) , “Liquid Landscape” (2010) and “Biennial versus Biennial” (2012) . However, by the hand of its international Rosa Barba landscape prize, this edition will broaden its scope to worl wide contemporary international landscapes architecture.

Barcelona will open itself to international landscape architecture in a symposium adapted to contemporary circumstances. This symposium will last three days and will include talks, presentations by those finalists competing for the Rosa Barba Landscape Prize, papers, roundtable discussions, exhibitions and samples from which we will be able to track and discuss the evolution of landscape architecture world wide.

8th Barcelona Landscape Biennial: A landscape for you

Due to our circumstances most territorial and cultural disciplines are ranging from anxiety and emergence. Thus, the VIII Biennial of Landscape Barcelona claims to be both a catalyst for doubt and a driver to illusions and changes in the field of Landscape Architecture.

The announcing of this year’s event suggests  interest in discovering new ways of action, while exploring inhospitable areas and guiding discussion towards  rethinking old certainties and  providing new sensitivities certitudes. A landscape for you wants to be present at the discussion of what should be the landscape design and planning nowadays , aiming to provide a plausible (and exciting) future.

Consequently, the biennial has reviewed scope and formats, formulas, concepts and professional practice objectives while watching herself critically as the main living platform for European and  International Landscape Architecture movements.

Rosa Barba Landscape Prize.

The Rosa Barba Landscape Prize, sponsored by Banc de Sabadell,  will be announced within the framework of the 8th Barcelona  Landscape Biennial which will take place on the 25, 26 and 27th September 2014 in Barcelona.

The Rosa Barba Landscape Prize is opened to all kinds of landscape projects and planning created in Europe from 2009 to 2014. Deadline for presenting project’s documentation is April 11th , 2014.

There is a sole AWARD, which has an economic value of 15.000 euros. It will not be declared void under any circumstances. The Prizewinner and the finalists will be presented during the symposium.

The projects selected by an International Jury will be published in the 8th Landscape Biennial Catalogue and exposed in the Rosa Barba Prize exhibition.

To participate, fill out the on – line registration form at

Deadline for Presenting project documentation on –line is 11th April 2014.

Sara Bartumeus, architect and Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT (UPC).
Jordi Bellmunt, architect and Director of the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT (UPC).
Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina, architect and Landscape Architect,Secretary General, IFLA Europe.
Maria Goula, doctor of Architecture and Director of the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the ETSAB.
Alfred Fernández de la Reguera, architect and ex-member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Friends of the UPC.
Jordi Sardà, doctor of Architecture and Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT.
Anna Zahonero, biologist and  and Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT.

Information and  Contacts

Marina Cervera, architect  and landscape architect.
Plaça nova 5, 2a planta
08002 Barcelona / Spain
Phone: +34.93.552.08.42/ +34.93.306.78.00 (ext. 352);;