This Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 6pm to 7:15pm, visit the AAU School of Landscape Architecture to witness Senior Associate at SWA, Sergio Lima, present his current projects in the field. Subjects will include the design of both:
Both of these designs are world-renowned and will reshape Landscape Architecture as we know it. In Sergio’s words:
“The design of the [Al Wasl] plaza integrates a diverse and multi layered landscape space with an intricate domed trellis. Using innovative technology and ingenious design solutions the dome will shelter visitors from the intense UAE sun and allow visitors to enjoy a new public plaza enhanced by native planting species, fountains and multilayered outdoor performance spaces.”
More about Sergio Lima:
Sergio is an Italian Architect with a strong design and history background. After completing his architecture and landscape architecture studies in Italy, Spain and Canada he moved to the United States, where has been working as a landscape architect for the last 14 years. He is an Associate at SWA, where he has worked on a wide range of landscape projects, both in the US and abroad. He has a particular interest in the contamination of historic landscapes and historic urban spaces with contemporary design. Much of his design attention through his career has been directed at the use of planting material, and working on projects in different parts of the world, he has developed substantial knowledge of plants from different climates.
Prior to his career in the US, Sergio has cooperated with the History Department of the University of Palermo, participated to several international workshops in Cairo and in Beirut, and published a few articles on historical Middle Eastern architecture and urban design.
In 2000 he moved to the United States and in 2001 he has joined SWA Group. Sergio has worked on a wide range of landscape architecture projects, both in the US and abroad, including the Landscape Design for the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai and the Academy of Science in San Francisco.