The Rosa Barba Casanovas International Landscape Architecture Prize seeks to honor the “best and most innovative practices in landscape architecture.” The 2023 prize will be awarded to a landscape that was built between 2017 to 2022. The winner will take home €15,000 (US $15,879) and a signed lithograph by Spanish artist Perico Pastor.
All projects submitted for the prize will be published in the biennial’s book catalogue and featured in an exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, and a website. And 7-11 finalists will be invited by the prize jury to go to Barcelona and lecture at the biennial symposium, which will be held November 27-28, 2023.
The prize jury includes:
- Gareth Doherty, ASLA, associate professor of landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
- Martha Fajardo, a Colombian landscape architect and architect
- Julio Gaeta, an architect and founder of ELARQA, a research center
- Bruno Marques, president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), registered landscape architect, and university educator.
- Kotchakorn Voraakhom, International ASLA, founder of Landprocess
The organizers state that since the first biennial in 1999, the prize has been a “barometer” of “trends, social concerns,” and achievement in the field of landscape architecture. Prize winners reflect the best examples of “intervention [in] and recovery of landscape and territory.”
The deadline to submit projects is May 30, 2023. The submission fee is €90 (US$95). Each landscape architecture firm can submit a maximum of five projects.
Explore past winners, including the 2021 winner — Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, New York, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.