Eelco Hooftman :: Gross Max :: Land / Scape / Architecture :: Open Lecture

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Eelco Hooftman will give the Open Lecture at University of Greenwich on Wednesday 29th January. 6:00pm in the Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre, Avery Hill Campus.

Landscape Architecture interacts in a complex continuum between man and nature, town and country, land and architecture. We no longer reconcile the duality of opposite forces but orchestrate and choreograph a multitude of dynamic and hybrid interactions. For us the very act of landscape architecture is not unlike taking off on a reconnaissance flight above unknown territory whilst flying, undetected, below the radar of styles. The world below: a multitude of vividly moving lines and figures. Calligraphy intertwined with cartography.

Eelco Hooftman is a landscape architect, and together with Bridget Baines, a founding partner of GROSS. MAX. Landscape Architects, Edinburgh. He studied at the University of Agriculture Wageningen, The Netherlands. Between 1990-2008 he taught at the School of Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art. He has been a regular visiting critic at AA London, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam and ETH Zurich. Since 2008 he is visiting professor at GSD, Harvard. Current projects include Tempelhof Freiheit, Berlin – a Master Plan for the transformation a of 360 hectare former airport into a new public park, and a linear Park representing an artificial mountain range in the Central Business District of Beijing. GROSS. MAX. has been awarded the European landscape Award 2006 by Topos Magazine.

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