Landscape Architecture interacts in a complex continuum between man and nature, town and country, land and architecture. We no longer reconcile the duality of opposite forces but orchestrate and choreograph a multitude of dynamic and hybrid interactions. How to turn towards a new landscape architecture of sustainable optimism; a potent mix of artificial intelligence and natural instinct?
Eelco Hooftman is founding partner of GROSS. MAX. Landscape Architects integrates theory and practice of landscape architecture in an extensive output of (international) projects and award winning competition designs. The works of GROSS. MAX. can be summarized as combination of a British sense of humor, a Dutch sense of experiment and a German sense of rigor. Collaborations include projects with architects and artist including Zaha Hadid Architects. Current projects include a Master Plan for Royal Botanic Gardens Kew London, a 120 hectare spiritual centre for Buddhist Monks in the periphery of Tokyo and a landscape park for the Zuiderzee Museum, The Netherlands. GROSS. MAX. has been awarded the European landscape Award 2006 by Topos Magazine.