Today, the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has officially declared Chinese landscape architect Kongjian Yu, the founder of Turenscape, as the recipient of the 2023 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize, also known as the Oberlander Prize.
Kongjian Yu has gained worldwide recognition for his unparalleled advocacy of the “sponge cities” concept, aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change and urban flooding. Notably, this concept was adopted as national policy in China in 2013.
Yu was chosen for this honor by an international jury composed of seven experts, with support from John Beardsley, the Curator of the Oberlander Prize. This decision was made following a comprehensive review of more than 300 nominations from across the globe. The Jury Citation for Yu highlights his remarkable talents as a designer and his profound impact as an agent of progressive change within the field of landscape architecture on a global scale.
Landezine team congratulates Kongjian Yu for winning the prize.
Published on October 17, 2023