October 2, 2014
TORONTO, ON — The Daniels Faculty is pleased to announce that its Master of Landscape Architecture students have won first place in the 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture’s International Exhibition of University Projects. The announcement was made this past weekend during the Biennial in Barcelona.
The jury — comprised of practicing landscape architects and academics in the field — commended the students for the scope of landscape architectural-related concerns that were incorporated into each project, “from empirical enquiry on issues of planning and ecology to highly developed spatial formulations.” The intent and design of each proposal was “always visualized in a highly sensitive way,” it said, adding that the Daniels Faculty’s proposals “do not aim at fixed end scenarios but leave room for development.”
Organized by the Association of Architects of Catalonia (COAC) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the International Biennial of Landscape Architecture provides a forum for vigorous study of landscape interventions, from the perspective not only of landscape architects, but of those from other disciplines linked to its study and evolution. Held over the course of three days (September 25-27), the Biennial included a symposium to facilitate the discussion of “the evolution of landscape architecture world wide.”
“I am extremely proud of our students and advising faculty for receiving this award,” said Alissa North, Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture program. “The prize is especially rewarding as the student work displayed at the Biennial represents projects completed over the course of our three-year program. The breadth, visual clarity, and analytical rigour of the projects illustrates the exemplary work of our students.”
The students’ work will remain on display as part of an exhibition at the Technical School Superior of Architecture of Barcelona from September 25 until October 11th.
Students with work in the exhibition include:
Images of the projects can be viewed on the Daniels Faculty website at: http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/news/2014-10-01/daniels-faculty-master-landscape-architecture-students-take-first-place-8th-0
The Jury was comprised of:
For more information, contact:
Dale Anne Duncan
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
University of Toronto