Vazio S/A wins competition in Québec, Canada – Vazio S/A

Quebec´s International Garden Festival is recognized as one of the leading annual festivals in the world. Since 2000, more than 900,000 visitors have explored 110 gardens created by over 220 designers from 15 countries.

The Festival is a unique forum for innovation and experimentation and an exceptional showcase and launching pad for participating designers from a host of disciplines. It provides an annual rendez-vous for admirers of contemporary gardens and design as well as offering a unique space for those involved in the renewal of this art form. The event also gives visitors a chance to discover inspiring spaces bringing together the visual arts, architecture, design, landscape and the environment.

This year, the Festival received 290 entries from 31 countries submitted by more than 725 designers. The new gardens selected to be built for the 2013 edition are:

Sacré potager by Atelier Barda, Montréal, Canada and Paris, France;

Courtesy of Nature by Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel, Amsterdam, Netherlands;

Dead Garden II by Vazio S/A (Carlos M. Teixeira), Belo Horizonte, Brazil (pictured above);

Edge Effect by Snohetta, New York, USA;

Pink Punch by Nicholas Croft and Michaela MacLeod, New York, USA;

Smart Small by Ecoid, Massachusetts, USA.

The jury members were:

Philippe Baylaucq, filmmaker and director of the 2009 film Il était deux fois un jardin;

André Delisle, director of the Musée du Château Ramezay Museum and collaborator in the presentation of the Métis-sur-Montréal project on the Place de la Dauversière since 2008;

Sophie Gironnay, director of the Maison de l’architecture du Québec;

Suresh Perera, architect and designer of Forest.Square.Sky for the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Festival and

Alexander Reford, director of Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens and the International Garden Festival.

All the entries will be on-line in January on the website on the Festival as part of the annual exhibition of submitted projects.

Follow the progress of the Festival on the web site: International Garden Festival, to be open in June 2013.

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  1. Bruno Campos

    Uh-hu !