LOLA landscape architects is proud to receive the international Topos Landscape Arward 2014. The Topos Landscape Award 2014 will be presented to landscape architects LOLA (Lost Landscapes) from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. LOLA researches and designs the never ending development of the landscape, city as well as countryside. Founded by Peter Veenstra, Eric-Jan Pleijster en Cees van der Veeken in 2006, LOLA designs and researches public space at different scales. A total of 15 people work at the office. Past awards have gone to Peter Latz (Kranzberg), Stig L. Anderssons Tegnestue (Copenhagen), Karres en Brands (Hilversum), Gross.Max. (Edinburgh), McGregor and Coxall (Sydney), Stoss LU (Boston), Antje Stokman (Hamburg), and Taktyk (Brussels/Paris). This year’s Topos Landscape Award will be presented at the Rolex Education Centre of EPFL university in Lausanne on October 8th.
The ceremony will be held as a special event of a conference on “The Narrative of Landscape”, organized by Archizoom. The symposium will focus on the significance of the ground for landscape; approaches to, and observations on, this subject will be interdisciplinary in character. Among the invited speakers will be Richard Sennett, Saskia Sassen, Adriaan Geuze, and David R. Montgomery.
Since 2002, the award is to honour a landscape architecture practice that has made significant contributions to high-quality and up-to-date designs of cities and landscapes, has enriched the landscape architecture scene through its innovative ideas, and whose work has come to be representative of the best of contemporary landscape architecture. The Topos Landscape Award aims to highlight that the landscape architectural challenges of our time are characterized by a lively dynamic and display a wide range of facets.