Eelco Hoofman lectured at the Architectural Assocaition Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series

Eelco Hooftman
Date: 1/10/2012 
Time: 18:00:00 
Venue: Lecture Hall

The first of four talks in the Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series, organised by the AA Graduate School Landscape Urbanism Programme. Open to all.
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. How to turn towards a new landscape architecture of sustainable optimism; a potent mix of artificial intelligence and natural instinct?
Eelco Hooftman is a founding partner with Bridget Baines of GROSS. MAX. Landscape Architects. He integrates theory and practice of landscape architecture in an extensive output of projects that combines a Dutch sense of experimentation with a British sense of humor and a German sense of rigour. Hooftman has regularly visited as a critic at the AA School and is the first landscape architect to be selected as member of the Royal Society of the Arts in Scotland. In 2010, Building Designrecognised GROSS. MAX. as Public Realm Architect of the Year. The studio’s collaborators include Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Amanda Levete Architects, Piet Oudolf and artist Mark Dion. Current projects include Tempelhof Freiheit, the transformation of the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin and a linear park for the Central Business District in Beijing.
The first of a 4-part lecture series organised by the  Open to all.