About the Project:
Gardens are a space for cultivation, human care, conversation, dialogue, friendship and storytelling- In short, a space for communalization....
To complete the life of the Village we believe in the necessary implementation of a garden, a crucial element to produce encounters, encourage conversation, foster care and cultivation of human and nature relations. A garden will provide a space for onsite learning, production and reflections in an ever-evolving campus that confront and questions our relation to nature.
Our garden will be a place of intimacy and reflection, a place to stop, think and share the daily activities of the village. To flourish, it will require a constant care by the villagers in the heart of the village. Embedded in the ground and nourish by it, it will represent, literally and concretely, the inevitable dependent link the village has with its grounds and its context for survival.
About the workshop leaders:
Groundlab is an international practice of Landscape|Urbanism|Architecture. The practice employs architects, urban designers, engineers, geographers, and landscape architects, to bring together different expertise into a collaborative platform and explores Landscape Urbanism as a new mode of practice and approach to contemporary social, economic, and environmental conditions.
Groundlab develops landscape, urban and architectural design and projects that put forward innovative models in order to produce contemporary environments. Groundlab uses and understands landscape as an alternative and an original model with culturally and socially charged concepts and develops its work out of the close analysis of existing and potential conditions on site utilising temporal and dynamical forces that currently shape the cities.
With an inherently multidisciplinary approach, the studio sees the urban environments as landscapes processes that constantly change and evolve, therefore requiring innovative mechanisms and designs to emerge, configure and re-configure the existing and future urban environments of the 21st century.