A red line in the forest. Guangming Forest Sports Park by TALLER, LOLA and L+CC

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Project team
Peter Veenstra, Leire Calvillo Mendoza, Jie Wang, Artur Borejszo, Giulia Repici, Michael Schoner, Florencia Lima, Mikel Orbegozo, Fanny Genti, Ramón Cuesta, Jingting, Martina, Qingru, Leela Leelathipkul, Yishan Du, Roberto Coccia, Victor Zheng, Cristina Genovese, Marko Villa
Organaizers
Organizer.- Guangming New District Management committee.
Co-organizer.- Shenzhen Guang Ming center for urban Development.
Area
600 Ha.
Dates
Design year.- 2018.
First phase of construction.- 2019-2020 .
Location
Guang Ming, Shenzhen, China.
Awards
WAFChina 2020 for Best Landscape, WAFChina 2020 for Excellent .
Photography
Duo Duo.

Peter Veenstra. LOLA

LOLA is a design office for progressive landscape research and landscape architecture. The office is based in Rotterdam, founded in 2006 by Peter Veenstra and currently consists of a team of 36 employees. LOLA has got several national and international projects, publications and awards to its name.

They are a team of passionate landscape architects who always want to deliver outstanding interactive processes, the best designs, and the most beautiful realized projects. In their scope of work they work on landscape researches, spatial scenarios, integrated masterplans, schematic designs, definitive landscape designs, technical designs including details, construction and planting. Amongst others, because they do a lot more.

Julian Restrepo, Pablo Forero. TALLER Architects

TALLER Architects is based in Bogotá and Amsterdam operating in the fields of research, architecture, and territory (urban and landscape design). The company was established in 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia and currently employs 21 full time staff under the creative direction of founders Julian Restrepo and Pablo Forero.

From Taller 301 to TALLER Architects.  In 2018 the firm expanded its international presence with a satellite office in The Netherlands which led to a variation in the company name. The Dutch branch is led by architect Sven Hoogerheide and continues the multidisciplinary design approach set out by the Colombian headquarters.

Jason Hilgefort. Land+Civilization Compositions. L+CC

Land+Civilization Compositions (L+CC) is a Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Rotterdam based office that works and collaborates on issues related to built form, with a portfolio scope from research to design.

LCC has won best built landscape in Asia 2020, been a finalist for Best Young World Designer 2018, and they have built works on 6 continents in the last decade. Recently their work has been exhibited in - New York, Sao Paolo, Rotterdam, Madrid, Venice, Istanbul, Cape Town, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Melbourne. Their writings have been published in many magazines. And they have given key note lectures ranging from Harvard GSD, TU Delft, Asia Business Council, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Swiss Architecture Museum, Global Maker Sustainable Innovation and Development Forum, Future Cities+ Future Technologies Conference, and many more.

Jason Hilgefort is an urbanist | architect who studied at the University of British Columbia, University of Cincinnati, and is currently a PHD candidate at RMIT. His work experience ranges from New York, Rotterdam, to Mumbai and includes working with Peter Calthorpe, Rahul Mehrotra, Maxwan A+U, and ZUS. He has led Maxwan’s numerous competition victories in Helsinki, Basel, Kiev, Brussels, Ostrava, Hannover, and Lithuania before winning Europan 11 in Vienna.

He subsequently founded Land+Civilization Compositions, a Rotterdam | Hong Kong based studio exploring issues at the ever expanding edge of urbanism that views city creation as an art forum. Jason's teaching experience includes Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. He was a subcurator in the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Urbanism/Architecture Biennale and a co-director of its educational platform. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University Faculty of Architecture and the Academic Director of Aformal Academy for urbanism | landscape | public art in Shenzhen.

He is also a regular writer, contributing to assorted publications over the years including Volume, uncube, SITE and more. He recently co-founded the Institute for Autonomous Urbanism which is focused on how the disruptive developments of dispersed infrastructure frame a moment in time where we can fundamentally reconceive of how we make, fund, and even conceptualize the world that surrounds us.

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