Landezine went live for the first time in order to present LILA, Landezine International Landscape Award and to explore interdisciplinary approach in the work of landscape architects. The event in the Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana was sold out quickly, proving that Landscape Issues are en vogue.
We thank to all speakers and to all who helped making our event!
Landezine stepped in to carry on the tradition of awarding an outstanding Landscape Architecture office which was established 2003 as Topos Landscape Award and ended in 2014. LILA aims to honour a progressive landscape architecture practice that both significantly contributes to exploring contemporary landscape issues and offers creative solutions to challenges our profession is facing. The jury with Xiaodi Zheng (Beijing), Adrian McGregor (Sydney), Chris Reed (Boston), Peter Zöch (Innsbruck) and Robert Schäfer (Munich) had to examine 76 entries from around the world.
The LILA 2016 was presented to Estudi Marti Franch, a small but very effective team from Girona in Catalunya. Marti has received high recognition and many awards before. Nevertheless the jury voted for his firm, presenting scientific, technical and creative design work, excellently adapted to the sites, adding subtle changes and realised so often with extremely low budgets. Felixx is a promising office from Rotterdam, established in 2014. They received People’s Choice Award and were invited to participate at Landezine Live as well.
14:00 introduction: Zaš Brezar, Robert Schäfer
14:15 LILA People’s Choice Winner: Michiel Van Driessche / Felixx
14:45 LILA Winner: Martí Franch / EMF
16:00 Discussion: Interdisciplinary approach to design of open space with Antje Stokman, Jenny B. Osuldsen, Marti Franch, Ana Kučan, Matej Blenkuš, Moderator: Robert Schäfer.
18:00 Antje Stokman / Studio Urbane Landschaft
19:00 Jenny B. Osuldsen / Snøhetta