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Jury members 2007

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Cécile Daladier und Nicolas Soulier

Assaï: Cécile Daladier und Nicolas Soulier

Cécile Daladier and Nicolas Soulier established Assaï, as an atelier whose work in at the interface of architecture, design, gardens and art. Assaï won first prize in the “best private plots 06 – Die besten Gärten 2006” competition. Cécile Daladier was trained as a musician, and worked in abstract painting as autodidactic artist. Over time she has increasingly directed her attention to environmental art, in-situ installations and garden design. Nicolas Soulier studied mathematics and architecture. His current work addresses different scales, from urban landscapes to domestic gardens. He teaches architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette.

Christopher Bradley-Hole

Christopher Bradley-Hole (England)

Christopher Bradley-Hole is considered one of Great Britain’s most innovative garden designers. In 1976 he completed his degree in architecture. His fascination with plants and gardens then led him to study preservation of historic gardens and landscapes at the Architectural Association in London. Since 1997 his entries at the Chelsea Flower Show have won a number of gold medals and Best Show Garden awards. In 2000 he published “Minimalist Gardens”. Bradley-Hole teaches garden design at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

Topher Delaney

Topher Delaney (USA)

During her thirty-year career, Topher Delaney has realised a wide range of designs and concepts in landscape architecture, site-specific installations and art in the public realm. Her office in San Francisco, SEAM Studio, has developed dynamic physical installations which are “stitched” together of cultural, social and artistic narratives. Delaney studied philosophy and ethnology at Barnard College and landscape architecture at UC Berkeley.

Eelco Hooftman

Eelco Hooftman – GROSS.MAX (Scotland)

In 1995 the Dutch landscape architect Eelco Hooftman and Bridget Baines established the landscape architecture firm GROSS.MAX. in Edinburgh, Scotland. From Scotland they are currently developing projects for sites around the globe, for example, the BMW factory in Leipzig in cooperation with Zaha Hadid.

Their focus is on design projects, such as public parks, squares, conversions, urban projects, as well as regional and landscape design. In 2006 GROSS.MAX. received the European Landscape Award, awarded by Topos – The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.

Gisela Steinlechner

Gisela Steinlechner (Austria)

A scholar of German philology and cultural theory, Gisela Steinlechner explores the rich variety inherent to gardens: the garden as cultural practice; imaginary gardens; the garden as depot and museum. She teaches at the Department of German Philology at the University of Vienna and is a freelance literary critic, cultural critic and exhibition curator. Steinlechner studied German philology and comparative literature in Innsbruck and Vienna.

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