With his proposal entitled ‘The Geoscraper of the Captive Biomes’, Tiago reimagined the park in the year 2118, one hundred years after the attack. The design proposed the Geoscraper as a giant horizontal skyscraper, a performative landscape machine whose first function is to captivate the Earth’s biomes. The proposal is narrated through the eyes of a New Yorker who was born in the park’s temporary housing pods, grew up accustomed to the its newly reinvented geological, ecological, and social functions, and eventually found her vocation as an MP, working at the park’s Earth Parliament. Tiago wins $4000 in prize money and will feature publication in LA+ Journal’s forthcoming LA+ ICONOCLAST issue (out in Autumn 2019).
A Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and PhD student in Architecture by Design has been selected as one of five winners in the LA+ Iconoclast ideas competition for Central Park in New York. The international prize invited participants to reimagine and redesign Central Park for the 21st Century, after a presumed eco-terrorist attack. Tiago Torres-Campos’ design was selected from 193 entries across 30 countries.