On August 23rd, in the lecture hall of the “Zapovednoe Posolstvo” pavilion of Zaryadye Park, the opening of the “Flower Jam “ 2019 festival took place.
As part of the business program, leading landscape professionals from Russia and abroad discussed the impact of the “Flower Jam” competition on the development of urban landscape design, the specifics of keeping gardens in the city, their maintenance and lifespan, as well as competition projects and plans for next year.
A separate topic of discussion was the "social" gardens of the competition - projects implemented in the areas of hospitals, boarding schools, and correctional schools. Representatives of institutions, project authors, experts, members of the international jury and curators of the competition took part in the conversation.
The highlight of the business program was the presentation of special projects of “Flower Jam” - all-season parks in Moscow residential areas, created by world leading experts in landscape design - James Basson, Peter Korn, Andy Stegen, and Matthew Childs. The Parks appeared near the festival venues of the “Moscow Seasons” in various areas of Moscow and are the first projects of “Flower Jam” which were originally designed as permanent ones.
The participants of the business program of the festival opening were:
- Andy Stegen (Great Britain) - chairman of the jury of the Open international Competition of Urban landscape design “Flower jam”, garden designer, one of the ten best landscape designers in the world;
- Jonas Egger (Switzerland) - member of the jury of the “Flower Jam” competition, the founder of the first Swiss bureau of landscape architecture in Russia, holder of the title “Best landscape architect” of 2018 in Russia;
- Matthew Childs (Great Britain) - member of the Expert Council of the competition, winner of two gold medals and a qualified judge of the Royal Society of Gardeners in the UK;
- Peter Fink (Great Britain) - member of the Expert Council of the competition, landscape architect, urbanist, winner of numerous international awards;
- Leading Russian professionals in the field of landscape architecture and design, members of the organizing committee of the "Flower Jam" competition.