1·Lectures about Sven-Ingvar Andersson | A Poetic Landscape Architect

Thursday 31 January 2019, 20:00 - 22:00 hrs.
Academy of Architecture
Waterlooplein 211-213
1011 PG Amsterdam

Landscape architect Lodewijk Wiegersma talks about Sven-Ingvar Andersson in the first 1·Lectures of 2019 on 31 January at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. This renowned Swedish landscape architect (1927-2007) has been known for a considerable time as an excellent designer among landscape architects all over the world. Since the 1990s he also gained fame in Amsterdam for his design of the Museumplein.

In 1963 he became successor of the well known C.Th.Sørensen as professor at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen. His task was to continue on the successful path – Danish garden architecture has had an influence since the 1930s – together with finding his own signature. He found his own path by being poetic, artistic, never dogmatic and even humoristic. He loved to give his designs an unexpected twist. 

By describing and discussing a series of his main projects, urban- as well as small garden projects, among others his famous own garden in Sweden, the importance of his designs will be evident.

In 2018 Blauwdruk published the paperback ‘Sven-Ingvar’s Garden – And other essays on the oeuvre of Landscape Architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson’ , written by Lodewijk Wiegersma.

Date: Thursday 31 Janauary 2019
Time: 8 PM / Doors open 7.30 PM
Location: Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Waterlooplein 213
Tickets: Students of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture have free access on presentation of their student card. They do not have to reserve the tickets in advance. Not a students, but interested? Single tickets (€ 7,50 each) are available in the webshop of the Amsterdam Architecture Centre.
Language: English

About the 1·Lectures
Since 2014, the Academy of Architecture has been organising the 1·Lectures in collaboration with the Amsterdam Architecture Centre. This series of architectural lectures provides a platform for speakers from home and abroad to talk about a variety of topics from the international world of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture.