Greenwich lecturer Tom Turner congratulates former graduate for winning design.
Congratulations to Marti Franch and Estudi EMF and an apology from me for having only just discovered that he won the 2012 Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize – for EMF’s Restoration of the landscape of Tudela – Cap de Creus, awarded at the 7 European Biennial of Landscape Architecture. The design is presented in a beautiful video and, if my memory is correct, the design has its origins in a project Marti undertook as a student. It forms part of a wonderful stretch of coast north of Barcelona. The Tudela-Culip (Club Med) site is part of the Natural Park of Cap de Creus, Girona. The design was chosen out of seven finalists, short-listed from approximately 360 submissions. The prize was €15,000. Marti also won an ASLA award for this project in 2012 and see the Topos article on the project.
Here are my recommendations for current and future landscape architecture students: (1) do a design you are proud of for your final project (2) get it built, sooner or later.