Nella Golanda is a landscape sculptor, mainly creating urban-scale and large-scale sculptural ensembles.
Aspassia Kouzoupi PhD, is an architect, a MAS_LA, ETH.Z urban-scale landscape architect and a visual artist.
They are the founding members of the team SCULPTED ARCHITECTURAL LANDSACPES®. They have been designing and creating landscapes entities along major motorway axes, since 1999, in efficient collaboration with the construction engineers and teams, in the framework of their following projects:
1] Attiki Odos JV, Ymittos Ring, Athens, Greece: “Landscapes between Motorway and Nature”
Between 2000-2003 and 2003-2005, they created a series of landscapes along the Western Mt Ymittos Ring, along 4km of the mountain cut. This project was selected as a Finalist for the 2004 European Prize for Urban Public Space, in Barcelona. The Prize is annually organized by: CCCB-Barcelona, AzW-Wien, CAP-Paris, NAI-Rotterdam, AF-London, MFA-Helsinki. This project is archived and exhibited at the European Archive of Urban Public Space.
2] MOREAS JV, Ancient Cleonae Area, Korinthos Prefecture, Greece: “Focus in Motion of the Ancient Quarries of Cleonae”
Between 2009 and 2011, they elaborated a thorough research of the ancient quarrying complex of Cleonae, and its visibility from the new motorway, and created a design that aims establishing a dialogue between modern and ancient infrastructure. This project has partially been completed, yet it has been published in international Journals [Germany: Topos: the review of landscape and urban design, Italy: Paysage-Topscape] and has been presented successfully in the 5th International Landscape Archaeology Congress, organized in 2018 by the Universities of Newcastle and Durham. It also acquired honorable mention at the 2013 DOMES architectural awards, by an international renowned jury [Prof. Kenneth Frampton, Prof. Alberto Ferlenga, and Prof. Inaki Abalos]. The idea is that of signalizing an “infrastructural Palimpsest” or “A crossroad in time” where ancient and modern infrastructure meet.
Their large-scale projects also include the “Open air museum of old quarrying arts” , Finalist for the Rosa Barba prize of the 1st landscape Biennale of Barcelona, and the Central Square of Glyfada “Katraki Square’ [who took Honorable Mention at the DOMES 2011 awards]. Their realized works have been widely published in volumes and journals internationally, and have been presented in international exhibitions such as:
- “Time Space Existence” architecture exhibition of the European Cultural Centre in Venice, in the context of the 15th Mostra Internationale La Biennale di Venezia 2016. Organized by: GAA Foundation i.c.w. European Cultural Centre
- La Triennale Di Milano, in 2012, Curator Alberto Ferlenga, presented by Paola Cofano
- Selected European projects Exhibition, at the 1st , 3rd , 6th  and 7th  Landscape Biennale of Barcelona.
Parallel Session 2: "European Projects Presentation
Thursday 30 May
17.00 - 18.15