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JURY'S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
ESSAY

ROOTED IN CLAY,
WY GARDEN IN WINNIPEG

CULTIVER SON JARDIN
DIETMAR STRAUB

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CULTIVER SON JARDIN
Y a-t-il quelque chose de plus approprié
que des jardins pour l'échange de
perspectives culturelles diverses ?
Rooted in Clay est une expérience
sensuelle qui démontre comment
quelque chose de petit, le jardin et son
jardinier, trouve refuge dans quelque
chose de grand : le paysage.

"Our hope was to
design a garden for
a family and plants,
clothed in its urban
suit, which could be
used intensively at all
times of the day."
Straub Thurmayr
Landscape Architects

28 LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES

ELEVEN YEARS AGO, we moved with
our two young children from Germany to
Winnipeg or, if you prefer, from the north
slope of the Alps into the vastness of
the Manitoban prairie. It didn't take long
until people were asking, "Can you do my
backyard?" We hesitated in the first years
because we didn't feel prepared to cultivate
gardens in a prairie climate. With time, we
have more confidence. Is there anything
more appropriate than gardens for the
exchange of diverse cultural perspectives?
Rooted in Clay is a sensual experiment that
demonstrates how something small; the
garden and its gardener, finds sanctuary
within something big: the landscape.

Making a garden means nothing more
than to start a dialogue with the land and
the living beings on it. It involves making
the garden speak to tell stories. One of the
most well-known stories is the Garden of
Eden, "that paradise in which, for a time,
two people lived in harmony with nature
and did not regard themselves as the most
important beings."1 Are we as humans still
seeking paradise? Are we as landscape
architects capable of supporting this
search? Regardless, the innocent garden
remains as a powerful, timeless medium to
promote a socially, ethically and ecologically
responsible culture in environmental design
practice.

About Gardens

Design Philosophy

Gardens are ubiquitous phenomenom
and an archetypal concept of humans
trying to coexist with nature. They offer
homo sapiens the opportunity to creatively
adapt themselves to new worlds, led by
the deeply rooted hope to maintain values
of culture, "feed" everyday needs and to
create a place called home. To cultivate a
garden also means to become profoundly
immersed in a landscape and to ensure
that the utilisation of existing resources
does not damage the environment, thus
contributing to a sustainable life.

We live in times where the massive
consumption of resources and the constant
production of waste can no longer be
tolerated. Designers of built environments
have a responsibility to find and implement
creative responses to this self-destructive
exploitation of limited resources. This forces
a radical paradigm shift for designers of built
environments towards a building culture of
improvisation, repairing and recycling.
Lessons inspired by Arte Povera and
Bricolage provide a theoretical design



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Jurors + Writers
Prologue
Excellence 2019
Jury's Award of Excellence
Large-Scale Public Landscapes
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Residential Landscapes
Planning + Analysis
Research
Communication
Landscape Management
Critique
New Directions
Parting Shot
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