ASLA 2009 Student Awards


The American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence has gone to Frederick G. Besançon of Rhode Island School of Design for his project, ‘The White Forest: Density and the Void’.

The project statement outlines, ‘how the simple gestures in the landscape can serve as a place for reconciliation, remembrance, and meditation for the tragedies resulting from the Berlin Wall. The design proposes how the long-term process of healing can be manifested in and be fostered by a memorial landscape acting for both tourist and the Berliner living everyday life.’

The Student Awards Jury noted that project’s materials key was especially effective. It draws together European White birch and Norway maple with asphalt, gravel, decomposed granite, copper and corten steel.

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One Response to “ASLA 2009 Student Awards”

  1. Royal Cooper Says:

    Thank you very much for your help, this has been a great rest from the books,

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