Lausanne Jardins 2009

Gardening Festival in Lausanne. For its 2009 edition, the Lausanne Jardins projects will spread along four pedestrian paths - or loops - configured around the m2 subway line.

Category Other Competition
Type International Jardins Project Competition
Genre Landscape
Country Lausanne, Swiss
Registration Deadline 15 November 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 March 2009
Eligibility Landscape Architects, Architects and Artists from around the world

Description
The first three editions of Lausanne Jardins took place in 1997, 2000 and 2004. Dedicated to gardening art in the city, these events shed a new light onto some of the Lausanne's forgotten areas. They also brought to front the city's impressive patrimony of parks and green spaces, well integrated to its urban fabric. The festivals also contributed to promoting landscape design, in phase with the growing interest in Europe for the gardening arts.

For its 2009 edition, the Lausanne Jardins projects will spread along four pedestrian paths - or loops - configured around the m2 subway line. This new north-south connection of the upper part of the city to the lake is bound to affect people's understanding of the town, modifying daily life in Lausanne. Four pedestrian loops will be linked to subway stations. Going up, the subway will provide access to each loop, which will then be explored downwards, by foot. This choice of scenario installs a dual mode of perception, moving alternately form underground spaces to a landscape open to the Lake and the Alps

Jury
Lorette Coen (Writer, CH)
Christine Dalnoky (Landscape Arch., F)
Penelope Hill (Historian, GB)
Beatrice Klotzli-Friedli (Landscape Arch., CH)
Silvia Karres, (Landscape Arch., NL)
Chantal Prod'hom (Dir. MUDAC, CH)
Frederic Bonnet (Landscape Arch., F)
Patrick Bouchain (Arch. Stage design., F)
Jean-Christophe Bourquin (munic., CH)
Francesco Della Casa (Curator, CH)
Michel Joye (Dir. Pub. Trans. Laus., CH)
Javier Maderuelo (Historian, E)
Daniel Kündig (Arch., Prés. SIA, CH)
Daniel Oertli (Landscape Arch., CH)

Competition Type
One-Stage

Prize
The competition results will determine the chosen teams assigned to the realisation of 30 or so projects positioned along the path of Lausanne Jardins 2009.

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Maximum of two A4 pages, including the following information:
- presentation of the applicants' team (which shall count at least one gardening professional, acting as project pilot) ;
- a statement of what motivates application and of the team's intentions.

Promoter
City of Lausanne and Association Lausanne Jardins

Official Website
http://www.lausannejardins.ch