The workshop will be enriched by lectures of renown
international architects

FIRST LECTURE | 31.08.2020 | h 18.00

Philippe Rahm

Founder of Philippe Rahm architectes

Philippe Rahm is a swiss architect, principal in the office of “Philippe Rahm architectes”, based in Paris, France. His work, which extends the field of architecture from the physiological to the meteorological, has received an international audience in the context of sustainability. He has taught architecture design at the GSD, Harvard University, USA, from 2014 to 2016. In 2002, Mr. Rahm was chosen to represent Switzerland at the 8th Architecture Biennale in Venice, and was one of the 25 Manifesto’s Architects of Aaron Betsky’s 2008 Architectural Venice Biennale. He participates in 2017 at the Architecture Biennales of Chicago and Seoul. His recent work includes the first prize for the Farini competition in Milan in 2019, a masterplan for a 62 hectares new district and a 15 hectares park, the First Prize in 2011 for the 70 hectares Taichung Gateway Park (Jade Eco Park / Central Park) in Taiwan, completed in 2018, the First Prize for the 1800 m2 Agora of the French National Radio in Paris, a 2700 m2 Exhibition architecture for the Luma Foundation in Arles, France.


LECTURE #1 | PHILIPPE RAHM | Climatic architecture

SECOND LECTURE | 03.09.2020 | h 18.00

Gareth Doherty

Member of the Havard Graduate School of Design

Gareth Doherty , through a focus on human practice, explores diverse forms of knowledge that constitute the field of landscape architecture. Each of his publications, including Paradoxes of Green, Roberto Burle Marx Lectures, Is Landscape…?, Ecological Urbanism, and New Geographies, which he co-founded, expands the limits and scope of landscape architectural theory and design. Asking how people-centered fieldwork can inform disciplinary innovations, Doherty’s work broadens disciplinary discussions on participatory methods in landscape architecture.


THIRD LECTURE | 07.09.2020 | h 18.00

Mario Súñer

Vice Director of Batlle i Roig Architecture

Mario Súñer is the Senior Associate and Vice Director of the Landscape Department within the Barcelona based Batlle i Roig design firm.
Among the leading architectural offices at international level, Batlle i Roig experienced an integrated and complex approach between architecture and landscape.
Some of their most recent projects are discussing a very wide concept of environment, involving also side effects and impacts of contemporary and contradictory developments.
Program for Llobregat River Recovery in Barcelona with a new system of integrated mobility lines such as the awarded Landscape restoration of Garraf Waste Landfill are remarkable examples of design potentialities in situations and conditions very similar to the ones proposed in the LOL workshop.


LOL 2020 | LECTURE #3 | Mario Súner : Social use as trigger for Llobregat’s river recovery
FOURTH LECTURE | 08.09.2020 | h 18.00

Hans Ibelings

University of Toronto

Hans Ibelings (Rotterdam, 1963) is an architectural historian and critic. He is lecturer at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design of the University of Toronto and editor/publisher of the Architecture Observer, which he started in 2012. Prior to that he was the editor and publisher of A10 new European architecture, a magazine he founded in 2004 with graphic designer Arjan Groot. He is the author of a number of books, including Supermodernism: Architecture in the Age of Globalization, and European Architecture Since 1890. He is currently working on An Outline of a Global Warming History of Modern Architecture. 


LOL 2020 | LECTURE #4 | Hans Ibelings : Land, Water, Air. Planetary Architecture

FIFTH LECTURE | 11.09.2020 | h 18.00

James Corner

Founder and CEO of James Corner Field Operations

James Corner is Founder and CEO of James Corner Field Operations, based in New York City, San Francisco, Philadelphia, London and Shenzhen. James has devoted the past 30 years to advancing the field of landscape architecture and urbanism, primarily through his leadership on high-visibility, complex urban projects around the world, as well as through teaching, public speaking and writing. Important urban public realm projects include New York’s highly-acclaimed High Line; Chicago’s Navy Pier; Seattle’s Central Waterfront; London’s South Park at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Hong Kong’s Victoria Dockside; and Shenzhen’s new city of Qianhai, a new coastal city for 3 million people.


LOL 2020 | LECTURE #5 | James Corner : 2020 Re-positioning