The studio deepens in new visions starting from the point of view of landscape, ecology or art to the development of the project up to a professional level that considers detail construction as an expressive virtue.
The studio’s objective, which focuses results from the perspective of the public use, as an inevitable starting point, is to deal not only with urban projects, but also with sites in the peripheries, with the sea and fluvial shores, to reinvent landscapes or to influence infrastructure projects.
Studio work pursues tools for an efficient academic response to the issues set around free space through practice supported by a contrasted body of theory, as well as design presentations or that of exemplar propositive attitudes and technical knowledge and research on new disciplinary fields… Go to the site
The studio’s curriculum related to vegetation systems suggests a new approach towards territorial processes from the perspective of vegetation. In order to do so, distinct case studies are identified which are developed at a design level with emphasis on natural processes; in this sense, besides vegetation, design focuses on soil quality, climate, hydrography, etc.; as well as on dynamics related to urban and regional aspects or, even, to transformation processes of landscapes, usually perceived as natural.
The studio deals with border situations and with the characteristics of natural dynamics in order to debate the project and management of large territories. Thus, we deal with the concept of disturbance, as for example, a fire in a forest, with the objective to work with process and time, when dealing with deteriorated sites; the project evolves, occasionally, to the development of techniques, such as fire control, which allows us to intervene at a design scale… Go to the site
Litoral systems, fluvial borders and streams are one of the most specific issues that landscape architecture addresses, especially, in regions as the Mediterranean one. In order to design seafronts, riverfronts, marshlands, etc., approached from the perspective of the improvement of deteriorated spaces, one has, always, to deepen into the knowledge of the contact between land and water, and as a consequence, with vegetation, dealing with the issues of transformation, management and maintenance.The aim is to understand the water cycle and its mechanisms, to look at hydric systems as a way to read the territory.
The studio is dedicated to the work on spaces where the land drainage has a dominant role in the shape and processes that constitute the landscape… Go to the site
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya reserves the right to change the program content, which can vary for adaptation to the course objectives.