Michel Desvignes is a landscape architect and lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Michel Desvigne is an internationally renowned landscape architect. His projects have been developed in over twelve countries and are regularly the subject of articles in the international press. He has worked with renowned architects such as Herzog et de Meuron, Foster+Partners, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Christian de Portzamparc, I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. It was awarded the Grand Prix National de l’Urbanisme in 2011. Desvigne’s most renowned urban public spaces include Draï Eechelen Park (Luxembourg), Sammons Park in Dallas, the Saint-Louis Art Museum, the new Qatar National Museum in Doha, Burgos Boulevard (Spain), Lyon Confluence 2 and the Ile Seguin prefiguration garden (France). Michel Desvigne has recently been entrusted with the role of leader in the planning and implementation of the Paris-Saclay cluster (7,700 ha), the landscape and urban plan for the development of Euralens (1,200 ha), and the redevelopment of the old port of Marseille.
Great Landscapes in Progress Euralens Centralité and the Chain of Parks and La Lisière de Saclay
Landscapes are often solely approached from the point of view of protection. Their transformation is therefore sometimes considered suspect. Typically, when landscape architects invoke “land” or “geography”, we think of natural geography when it is above all human geography. Our territory is heavily shaped by human activity, practices and relationships. The distinction between natural and … Continuedlire l'article