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CIVA TALKS — GROSS. MAX. : Exhilarating park design

Talk met Bridget Baines van het gerenommeerde bureau GROSS. MAX. Deze lezing maakt deel uit van een reeks lezingen in het kader van de tentoonstelling Designed Landscapes — Brussels 1775-2020 die loopt bij CIVA.

donderdag, 24 januari, 2019

lezing Bridget Baines (GROSS. MAX.) : 5 €
expo Designed Landscapes (uitzonderlijk open tot 20u) + talk Bridget Baines : volwassenen 10 € / studenten en senioren 5 € / museumpass gratis
! Bij aankoop van je toegangsticket voor de tentoonstelling kan je genieten van een gratis gidsbeurt door de expo om 18u !



“If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”  —Dr Seuss

If according to Vitruvius an architect should focus on three central themes when preparing a design for a building: firmitas (strength), utilitas (functionality) and venustas (beauty), we add to this hilaritas (exhilaration).

GROSS. MAX.’s park projects explore the notion of exhilaration by magnifying and exaggerating the qualities of site to provide new pleasure gardens. Experiencing landscape is about being open to the unexpected and spontaneous; responding to motion, climate, nature; exploiting the human senses: responding to the proportions of space and the natural and cultural conditions of the site. The beauty of landscape is that each time it is fresh and unique and we try to create powerful experiences of unadorned honesty that allow the participant to indulge in the qualities of the place. Life is fun and should be celebrated.