Ph. JM Landecy ©Bürgi. Cardada Geological Observatory
Friday, October 4th , at 5 p.m.
Spazio Gardenia, Cernobbio Wing
Paesaggio e racconto
With Paolo Bürgi, landscape architect. He talks with Franco Zagari, architect
Introduced by Moritz Mantero, Orticolario President
Moderated by Emanuela Rosa Clot, editor of magazine Gardenia.
Beginning from the small scale of a punctual project like a terrace of reduced dimensions floating above a narrow ravine over an untouched forest, passing through the urban scale of an harbour plaza and, at last, approaching a territorial scale project on a mountain or on the Karst Landscape, we always move from the same fundamental principles and concepts, with the same design philosophy.
We aspire to discover new points of view and how to re-find landscapes full of unexpected meanings.
In first place
We let ourselves be inspired by the site .
We wonder how to approach it, how to walk through, but also – at the end of experiencing the place- how to leave it.
The second step
The approach to the hidden dimension beyond the physical perimeter of a place is possible after an active and sensitive observation will allow us to focus on the existing dialogue with the surrounding environment of the area, and on the inspiring interaction between the nearby elements, and the horizon.
From here begins the research on the history of the site
From here begins the attempt to transmit a beautiful story or a tale through a playful dimension of design, always arousing curiosity and enhancing the desire of going deeper in perceiving the site.
The point of arrival
Hence the visitor of a small garden, of a plaza or a park will be invited to elicit questions without providing an immediate answer, and will explore the area feeling free to play with his emotions and imagination.
Landscape architect is called to design, to organize and to create a space; therefore he must do it in a very respectful way, continuously asking himself: “What am I doing? Is this something that will last in time?”.
All the stages of this process are essential starting points for research: we could find them in almost every project we could realized till today, but in every project _thanks to a re-interpretative operation_ they lastly give rise to a final result that is completely different from the previous one.