SAP stands for “strategie per l’ambiente ed il paesaggio”, strategies for landscape and environment and sap flows in plants and trees. Gianluca Tramutola presents his vision and practice on landscape design and study as a synthesis between a keen analysis of the cultural identities and historical signs in landscapes and cities and a thorough understanding of their evolution processes and transformations through time.
Gianluca Tramutola, Italy 1974, specialised in Landscape Design with a Master at the University of Milan (2002), after graduating cum laude at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Bari and a study period at the University of London. For his graduation project in landscape design he worked on the restoration plan of an Italian historical park, which later influenced his interest in landscape history, identity and perception.
After several international experiences with landscape architects and urban designers studios in Italy and, since 2006 in The Netherlands, he currently continues his activities operating in several landscape related disciplines from different perspectives, exploring the interface between the cultural and natural worlds with eyes open on transformations and society.
Recently he has been designer of public space in the Department of Urban Planning and Sustainability of the City of Amsterdam. He writes, as member of the international editorial board, for the landscape architecture & urban design magazine Paysage Topscape and he is involved as guest lecturer and member of master graduation committees at academic level for landscape architecture students (Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Groningen University). He has been member of two Italian landscape commissions and of the Environmental Impact Assessment Committee of Apulia Region in Italy in 2014-2015 evaluating new large scale landscape related projects and infrastructures.
With the project ‘Giardino di Ogni Bene’ in the former Augustinian Convent in Lecce (Italy) he received at ‘Triennale di Milano’ the first price – City Brand & Tourism – Landscape Award 2018 – The international prize is organized by Paysage and promoted by the ‘Italian National Council of Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects’ in collaboration with Milan Triennale
space and nature – The multifunctional use of space, the role of nature in people’s well-being and an approach to sustainability seen as an environmental, economical and social concept are strong starting points in the design process. Green, nature, biodiversity are too often used as synonims or just as general keywords in policies. The challenge is to combine the use of space with strategies that please the eye, the soul and enhance the livability and identity of places.
people – Experiencing how people live, perceive their living environment and move in the urban spaces is a crucial step for the development of ideas, visions and long term successful solutions. This is a cultural and dynamic experience that goes beyond any design theory and trend.
NVTL Dutch Association for garden and landscape architecture NL
Ordine Dottori Agronomi e Forestali Provincia Lecce – Italy
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