URBAN LIVING GROUNDS
Henri Bava (born 1957), landscape architect, studied plant biology at the University of Paris-Orsay, scenography at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and landscape architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage, (ENSP) Versailles. He worked in Michel Corajoud’s landscape office in 1985, and in 1986 , he founded Agence Ter in Paris with his partners Michel Hössler and Olivier Philippe.
In parallel with his practice of landscape architecture, he taught for 10 years at ENSP Versailles and, since 1998, he has been the chairman of the Landscape architecture Department at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (K.I.T.) in Germany. He has been invited several times as a guest professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard. In 2000, Agence Ter opened a German office in Karlsruhe; in 2014, following the winning of the competition for Barcelona’s “Plaza Glories Catalanes”, a Spanish office was set up. In 2016, Henri Bava led the winning team for the renewal of Pershing Square, and has opened the first American office of Agence Ter, in Downtown Los Angeles.
That same year, Agence Ter also opened a branch office in Shanghai following the winning competition of the Huangpu River Park (22km). He received together with his two associates the Grand Prix du National du Paysage in 2007 and in 2018 the Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme(the highest urban design distinction in France) for all of Agence Ter’s work. For this last prize, they published the book Urbanisme des milieux vivants (Urbanism of Living Systems).
Drinks are served from 17:30. Lecture starts at 18:00. As usual, the event is free of charge, and there is no advance booking of seats.
The lecture is organised by Stockholms Arkitektförening through Karin Westermark and Anna Johansson.
Date: January 31st kl 17.30. Lecture starts at 18.00.
Place: Konstakademien, Fredsgatan 12. Stockholm