We work in complex environments and on a wide range of scales, from region to place. We integrate ecological systems with technology, design and place, involving the different agents in the design and maintenance process.

Ecology and landscape are the engine of change in all our projects, which in a very special way focus on two of the great contemporary crises: climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

It is about favoring the ecosystem services of the landscapes, be they urban, peri-urban or rural. In other words, environmental services are the benefits that people obtain from nature. And specifically the regulation services offered by ecosystems that refer to ecological processes that improve, or in some cases make possible, our life (improvements in air quality, climate regulation, regulation in the water cycle, control of erosion, maintenance of soil fertility, waste recycling and wastewater purification, disease and pest control, pollination and damage reduction from natural events.

In relation to climate change, we work on both mitigation and adaptation. An adequate selection of species favors the capture of CO2 promoting the functioning of the places as carbon sinks. On the other hand, in the field of adaptation to climate change our work also includes research in the national and international framework. In this context, the design of resilience, of adaptive regenerative landscapes is based on the use of measures and structures based on nature. From SUDs in the urban environment, to walls and living walls in fluvial and coastal environments. Today we can say that we have a wide range of resilient design strategies and tools capable of being adapted to the needs of each place and evolving according to the effects of climate change.

In our designs we maximize the ecological variability of the places. For this we use resistant and wild herbaceous, arboreal and shrub species, adapted to the edaphoclimatic conditions of the place and mostly native species to attract local fauna. Thus the dynamic nature of these designs compensates for the progressive density and lack of biological diversity of many contemporary landscapes. We pursue that our urban landscapes become key pieces for the urgent environmental transformation necessary to combat the loss of biodiversity on the planet and contribute to the well-being and health of the whole world.

On the other hand, it is important to also recognize the cultural services of ecosystems since these are non-material values ​​or benefits that are obtained from nature through personal or spiritual enrichment, cognitive development, reflection, the enjoyment of nature, aesthetic pleasures offered by the ecosystems themselves, etc. For this reason, our works incorporate the phenomenological, spiritual, educational, recreational, aesthetic, patrimonial and scientific dimension of the landscape. At the same time, and in a very special way, we not only focus on the design, but also on the maintenance and management of landscapes in such a way as to promote neighborhood ties between communities, as well as biophilia.

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Miriam García García

PhD in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planner, founder and Director of LAND LAB, Landscape Laboratory S.L., office based in Barcelona. I collaborate from the studio in different projects aimed at the promotion and development of spatial planning, landscape, urban design and its adaptation to climate change. Many of these works have national and international recognition such as the Prize of the XII Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism or Good Practice 2012 of the Un-Habitat Committee. In addition to this professional experience, I worked in the public administration of the Government of Cantabria, heading the Directorate General for Urban and Regional Planning, at the beginning of my professional career (2003-2007). 

I combine professional practice with research and teaching on both sides of the Atlantic. I have been a researcher, guest professor and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard (US), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Universidad de los Andes (CO); Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (DO), the University of Rome La Spienza and the Politecnico di Milano (IT); and the University of Cyprus (UCY), the Master of Landscape Architecture at the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (CAT), as well as in several Spanish universities. I have directed the Landscape Architecture Degree at the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid. I am currently a professor in the Master's Degree in Landscape Design at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (CO), in the Master's Degree in Urbanism and Territorial Studies at the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública de Madrid (ES) and in the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning at the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (CAT). I am also a member of the BINOCULAR research group at the Centre for Art and Nature of the Beulas Foundation (CDAN), Huesca.

My research and professional practice are linked to landscape and ecology as motors of change for plans and projects at multiple scales. In this sense, many of the studies and projects focus on the resilience of coastal, urban, or metropolitan environments to the effects of climate change. My doctoral thesis: Towards the synthetic metamorphosis of the coast. Designing Resilient Landscapes (2017) has been awarded the Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Prize of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (academic year 16/17), an Honorary Mention in the 2nd Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize (2019), selected to form part of the Spanish pavilion at the 16th Architecture Biennale held in Venice in 2018, and the prize of the 12th edition of the Biennial Architecture Thesis Competition of the Arquia Foundation (2019). Author of numerous articles in national and international books and scientific journals. I collaborate in numerous research projects and socio-ecological activism, such as European Ideas Lab. 

I am also a Member of the European Commission's Climate Neutral and Intelligent Cities Assembly and of the Scientific Committee of Europan Europe, furthermore I am consulting to different organizations in planification processes and  resilient adaptation for cities and regions to the climate change effects. 

 

 

 

 

David Camacho

Architect graduated from ETSAV-UPC, with a Master's Degree in Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment.

Interested in the development of sustainable projects and from a metabolic perspective to the territory.

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

Clàudia Bescós

Graduated in Agro-environmental and Landscape Engineering from the Escola Superior d'Agricultura de Barcelona (ESAB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

Master in Landscape Architecture from the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

Interns and collaborators: 

Ainhoa Elissalde

Angelo Stenek

Begoña Castañón

Caroline Nogueira

Charles Roitel

Cristina Morata

Dallely Cancino

Daniel LeBourhis

David Sanchez

Dilara Kus

Eugenia Raigada

Irem Papila 

Jesús Cereceres

Joan Suñé

Laura Ciriano

Lena Cissé

Manuel Esteban Álvarez

María Moure

Michele Falco

Nuria Fors

Paola Cuitiva 

Paz Artiagoitia

Rocío Barraquer

Sahar Karimzadeh

Sara Ingignoli

Sathika Jienjaroonsri

Sebastian Ballan

Yaxin Guo

 

 

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