Jacques Simon

Jacques Simon (°1929) is undeniably an extremely important link in the renewal of French landscape architecture. For the first time in an oeuvre, Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian garden cultures are united with the typically Latin structured, classical architectural landscapes.


He works as much as possible on site and is not afraid to drive the excavator himself. Since the 1980s, he has also been creating ephemeral landscapes: with the aid of heavy and less heavy equipment, he creates patterns in fields, cultivated fields, snowy terrain, etc. The list of this landscape architect’s major achievements is impressive. His influence is correspondingly impressive.