Landscape architecture firm LOLA (Lost Landscapes) of Rotterdam recently won the TOPOS Landscape Award 2014. The international award honors a landscape architecture practice for their noteworthy contributions to the field and their innovative work that is seen as exemplary of contemporary landscape architecture.
LOLA will receive the award in a ceremony during "The Narrative of Landscape" conference at EPFL University's Rolex Education Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland on October 8.
Additional info about the TOPOS Landscape Award:
"Since 2002, the award is to honour a landscape architecture practice that has made significant contributions to high-quality and up-to-date designs of cities and landscapes, has enriched the landscape architecture scene through its innovative ideas, and whose work has come to be representative of the best of contemporary landscape architecture. The Topos Landscape Award aims to highlight that the landscape architectural challenges of our time are characterized by a lively dynamic and display a wide range of facets.
Past awards have gone to Peter Latz (Kranzberg), Stig L. Anderssons Tegnestue (Copenhagen), Karres en Brands (Hilversum), Gross.Max. (Edinburgh), McGregor and Coxall (Sydney), Stoss LU (Boston), Antje Stokman (Hamburg), and Taktyk (Brussels/Paris).
The ceremony will be held as a special event of a conference on 'The Narrative of Landscape'. The symposium will focus on the significance of the ground for landscape; approaches to, and observations on, this subject will be interdisciplinary in character. Among the invited speakers will be Richard Sennett, Saskia Sassen, Adriaan Geuze, and David R. Montgomery."
Have a look at some of LOLA's work below.
All images courtesy of LOLA landscape architects.