|Winning submission Overlap Wrap|
We are so pleased to announce Sylvatica Studio as the winner of The Contemporary Landscape design competition! As you may remember, this competition was presented in partnership with the Georgia Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (GA ASLA),with the goal of animating an underutilized section of the pavilion in front of Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
“We like challenging artists to respond to and utilize the unique aspects of our site, and so we conceived of the landscape design challenge for this summer,” said Stuart Horodner, ACAC Artistic Director. “We’re very excited about the winning design and always enjoy forging new partnerships with like-minded peers in the creative community.”
Sylvatica Studio’s proposal, titled Overlap Wrap, combines natural and industrial materials in lush colors and varied textures to create a cascading and contemplative space for visitors. This temporary installation/environment uses hanging rocks, gravel, succulents, and flowers as focal points. Overlap Wrap will be on public view at ACAC from July 11 to September 26, 2013. ACAC and ASLA will host a reception to celebrate the winning design on Wed., July 10, 2013.
“The ASLA Georgia Chapter is extremely pleased with the results of the competition; all of the submissions were stimulating and unique in their interpretation of the site and the goals of the competition,” said Matthew Wilder, President-elect, ASLA Georgia Chapter. “The Sylvatica Studio winning design stands out through the use of color and form to join so many dissimilar materials into an engaging space. We are looking forward to the opening night reception when the winning installation will be unveiled for public view.”
Upon hearing that they won the competition, Joanna Schwevens of Sylvatica Studio said, “Sylvatica Studio is honored to have the opportunity to express some of the overlapping ideals of artists and landscape architects at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. We are thrilled to see Overlap Wrap materialize. Many thanks to GA ASLA and to ACAC for this inspiring competition and for the chance to be a part of the continued dialogue between the two professions.”