THE GARDEN ON THE MOVE
Gilles Clément (1943) is Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles, anyone like him, studied the green areas that surround us so much deepened and humble at the same time.
Among the best known landscape architect and influential in Europe, engineer, agronomist, botanist and entomologist. The theorist of planetary garden, garden and third concept landscape.
He made several parks and gardens, both public and private. Among the major works by the gardens of La Défense and Parc André Citroën (13 acres on the banks of the Seine in the land that belonged to the automobile factory), both in Paris, and the Matisse Park in Lille "the plants travel. Herbs, especially. Moving in silence, as the winds. You can not nothing against the wind ... Nothing has to change, what is at stake is our past; or, nothing has to change, biodiversity is at stake ... ", so writes Gilles Clément.
writer, influenced by their own theories and with his own achievements (among these the Parc André Citroën and the Musée du quai Branly in Paris) a whole generation of landscape architects in Europe. He published among other things: Le jardin planétaire (catalogue of the exhibition at La Villette in Paris, 1999); La sagesse du jardinier (2004), two novels, Thomas et le voyageur (1997); La dernière pierre (1999). Italy have been published In the anthology The planetary gardener (22 Publishing, 2008); In praise of vagabonde (DeriveApprodi 2010) for Quodlibet: Manifesto of the Third Landscape (2005) and The moving Garden (2011).
Among the many that thank you, for his work, there are the inhabitants of Paris: on the lands of the former settlements, in the 15th arrondissement Citroen, together with my colleague Alain Provost and architects Patrick Berger, Jean-François Jodry and Jean-Paul Viguier, gave birth to one of the most fascinating parks trai City: Andre Citroen Park. But then there is someone else who, if possible, is even more thankful: they are the spontaneous plants, the flower gardens abandoned, and margins of the tracks being turned into small forests.
All those foreign locations to the care of man that Clement has referred to as "third landscape", and which showed the dignity, beauty and above all the value: the high index of biodiversity. Biodiversity which should be preserved and enhanced, not comLa resistance against Sarkozy, according to the King of France, gardens start from Italy.
From Sardinia, from Cagliari to be exact, where Gilles Clément (the man who with Jean Nouvel invented the stunning greenery of the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris) turn "the remains of the shipyard that had to cancel one of the largest Punic necropolis of the Mediterranean" in a "Global Garden".
In that Park Tuvixeddu (just presented during the first collaborative Festarch and with the Group Coloco) made of hanging bridges, canyons and rivers of poppies. Where the remains of destruction missed (i.e. concrete pylons survivors) will be destined to become almost a sort of crossover, the carriers of a Pergola. batting. In the garden, even in cities.
Born (Baltimore, 1939) is an American architect. Critic, historian and theorist of architecture and landscape. His works arappresentano the history of modernism and postmodernism that landscape architecture was the main theorist. Of Scottish descent, he studied British...