Bridget Baines

Peter Louis Hornbeck Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Bridget Baines founded GROSS. MAX. Landscape Architects with Eelco Hooftman in 1996. GROSS. MAX was awarded the 2006 European Landscape Award for, according to the jury, their individual design concepts and major part in shaping the style of landscape architecture in the early 21st century. The practice has won numerous competitions and awards for public space and has an international portfolio of exciting and challenging projects. GROSS. MAX's first collaborative work in 1996 was an award winning scheme for two parks at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, soon followed by a winning entry for the landscape masterplan for Hannover Expo 2000. Since the completion of Whiteinch Square as part of Glasgow `99 City of Architecture and Design and the first prize in the RIBA competition for Hackney Town Hall Square the practice has been recognised for its contextual approach with a contemporary idiom towards urban space. Recently GROSS. MAX added numerous competition winning designs for public squares in London alone and abroad won numerous competitions with Zaha Hadid Architects.