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.
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. Any approach to landscape related projects needs to be interdisciplinary, the only possible way for the achievement of those strategies that can guarantee the respect of local identities and give a bright future to productive and dynamic landscapes and to lively and enjoyable urban spaces.
Experiencing how people live, perceive their living environment and move in the urban spaces and understanding where people prefer spending their leisure time, are all crucial elements for the development of ideas, visions and long term successful solutions. This is a cultural experience that goes beyond any design theory and trend.
Gianluca Tramutola, Italy 1974, graduated cum laude at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Bari with a period at the University of London. For his graduation project in landscape design he worked on the restoration plan of an Italian historical garden (Villa Tamborino in Maglie) and then he further specialized with a Master in Landscape Design at the University of Milan (2002).
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.
He is freelancer correspondent for the international landscape architecture & urban design magazine Paysage Topscape in The Netherlands and 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 he was part of the Environmental Impact Assessment Committee of Apulia Region in Italy in 2014.
NVTL Dutch Association for garden and landscape architecture NL
Ordine Dottori Agronomi e Forestali Provincia Lecce – Italy
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