This year the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche dedicates the International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens to an impressive and historically significant site in Ireland: the Céide Fields site near Ballycastle, a small village on the north coast of County Mayo.
The Céide Fields site consists of a Neolithic agricultural landscape with a geometric pattern of man-made structures. The place is characterized by an interplay of landscape, archaeology and human activities.
The International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens is a study and care campaign for a place that is particularly rich in natural, historical and creative values. Since 1990, the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche has organized the event annually.
Programme of the public events:
Saturday 12th May
Treviso, Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, 9.30 am-1.30 pm
public seminar on the award-winning site
Treviso, Municipal Theatre, Corso del Popolo 31, 5-7 pm
public ceremony of the Carlo Scarpa Prize
Sunday 13th May
Treviso, Church of San Teonisto, Via San Nicolò 31, 6 pm
concert for Céide Fields: Ancient Irish Music