Martí Franch Batllori (EMF)



Marti Franch Batllori

Martí trained as a Landscape Architect at the University of Greenwich and as a Horticulturalist at ESAB in Barcelona. He is the founder & principal of EMF landscape architecture, an interdisciplinary practice of independent experts in the field of urban and environmental design.

EMF was founded in 1999 after professional and academic training in Amsterdam, London and Berlin. Franch explores hybrid ways between ecological systems & cultural constructs to inform projects and build up new realities.

Since 2001, Franch has taught in ETSAB Barcelona, and has been visiting teacher at ENSPV Versailles, RMIT Melbourne and  LU Lund. Representing ETSAB Barcelona, Franch contributed to the conception of EMiLA, the European Master in Landscape Architecture, a joint Master Degree between ENSPV Versailles, AvB Amsterdam, LUH Hannover, UE Edinburgh and ETSAB.

His work has been published internationally and awarded with an ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award 2012 , European Landscape Biennal – Rosa Barba Prize 2012,  as well as a selected finalist in FAD 2012, Rosa Barba Prize 2010, CCCB European Prize of Public Space 2012 among others.

Currently Franch is doing a PhD in Design Practice Research at RMIT Melbourne (Europe) and is an ADAPT’r (EU’s Marie Curie) fellow at GSA for a period of 18 months.

Lecture by Martí Franch, Founder EMF from Academie van Bouwkunst on Vimeo.