Interview: Michael van Gessel

Michael van Gessel is a Dutch landscape architect, a renowned figure in the global community of landscape architecture, whose projects we are most proud to feature on Landezine. We met with Mr. van Gessel at the 8th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, in September 2014, where he was the president of the Jury for the Rosa Barba Prize. His work as a landscape architect is based on a very subtle and simple, yet determined, intervention in landscape. As he puts it: “With a minimum effort for a maximum effect.”