publications

As member of the international editorial board from The Netherlands for the magazine Topscape – Paysage Editor Milan – I photograph and write about landscape architecture and urban design projects. Other indipendent articles include strategies and spatial policies and projects related to cultural identity, heritage and rural landscapes. Any article implies interviews, site visit and research.    *** projects with my participation

Il Giardino di Ogni Bene – Ex Covento degli Agostiniani Lecce (Italy) -   Over the new garden and open spaces around the 17th Century Augustinian Convent and Church in Lecce. The article deals with the design approach and vision about gardens and public spaces that lost their structure and identity after a long period of improper use and transformations  – project and text  by Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 28 – July 2017 – Paysage Editore, Milan pag. 168-171  ***


Roeterseiland Campus – University of Amsterdam -  The design of the outdoor spaces of this University campus shows a landscape design approach in which the creativity of a contemporary interpretation can virtuously relate to an urban space of strong identity within walking distance from the historic canal ring area of the Dutch capital. A winding ribbon path, as a real guiding and connective design element, ”lies” on the context as a new layer, generating new and so far unexplored opportunities for the use of the public and private spaces around the university buildings – project by Inside Outside – Petra Blaisse – text  by Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 26 – January 2017 – Paysage Editore, Milan pag. 138-143  ***


Rural landscape – Pigs in space / Pig city -  High productive rural landscapes are increasingly subject to reprogramming strategies in order to regulate livestock productions towards more sustainable systems and a better landscape integration of considerable growing stables. The article deals with the tensions between high productivity, landscape quality and multifunctional agriculture in the Dutch landscape –  Pigs in Space is a research project by Van Paridon x de Groot landscape architects – Pig City is a research project by MVRDV Architects  – text  Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 24 – June 2016 – Paysage Editore, Milan pag. 114-119


Hortus botanicus Leiden – Historical garden’s restoration - Founded in 1590, the Hortus botanicus of Leiden is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands and one of the oldest in the world. A precious secluded green area within the old city centre, it is a site of historical relevance in which scientific research, conservation and study of botanical collections have always had a special meaning. With a new strategic intervention, on initiative of Prefect Paul Kessler, the oldest part of the Hortus, known as Clusius Garden, has recently been reconstructed in its original location.  The academic, local and international public can benefit once again of a site of considerable importance for the development of science and garden history  – texts  and photographs Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 21 – October 2015 – Paysage Editore, Milan


‘Abitare il paesaggio’ – Living in the landscape -  Over the cultural landscapes in the Province Drenthe (NL) and new ways to build new houses in the transition interface between town and countryside and in rural contexts; project by LA 4 SALE landscape architects – texts  Marieke Timmermans and Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 18 – January 2015 – Paysage Editore, Milan pag. 114-119


Milan: La Biblioteca degli alberi  (The library of trees) -  A new multifunctional urban park acts as a real contemporary form of botanical garden in a public space open to the city in the urban transformation scenario of Milano Porta Nuova. The article reveals the design tools of the park within the complexity of the site –  project by Inside Outside – Petra Blaisse – text  Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 16, June 2014 – Paysage Editore, Milan   pag. 108-115   ***


Utrecht: Park Hoge Weide  –  Tilburg: de Heuvel square  - The role of nature in the Dutch urban contexts; projects by Buro Sant en co – text contribution Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 14 – January 2014 – Paysage Editore, Milan   pag. 86-90


Purmerend (NL): Koemarkt square (The cattle market) - The article is about the redevelopment of an urban space of historical relevance due to the change of destination use from cattle market to urban square for leisure and cultural activities. The square is once more a bustling public space, where the historical traces still play a major role for the charachter and  the identity of the city. Project by MTD landscape architects – text  Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 12 – may 2013 – Paysage Editore, Milan  pag. 86-89  ***


Amsterdam: Masira roof gardens - Innovative multifunctional land use and landscaping  solutions in three residential blocks in Amsterdam Slotervaart. Since 2001 the borough Amsterdam New West, designed on the basis of the famous General Extension Plan (AUP – Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan) and garden city principles, has been subject to several urban renewal projects and transformations; project by Buro Sant en co – text  Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 11 – april 2013 – Paysage Editore, Milan  pag. 86-91


Rotterdam (NL): new green textures along the river Maas -   A new ambitious plan for a green  waterfront in Rotterdam next to the iconic Erasmus bridge and the spectacular skyline of Kop van Zuid. The article deals with the use of perennial herbaceous plants and ornamental grasses in public spaces by the famous landscape designer Piet Oudolf; project by dS+V Rotterdam Municipality – text and photos Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 10 – november 2012 – Paysage Editore, Milan  pag. 126-131


Amsterdam: Park Schinkeleilenden - A new multifunctional park built on three new artificial  islands along the waterways of the Schinkel Canal in the urban fringe of the Dutch capital; project by Buro Sant en Co – text and photographs Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 9 – april 2012 – Paysage Editore, Milan  pag. 78-83


Temporary landscapes: Sabbie di SLeM - A synthesis of landscape architecture, theater and filmmaking on the sands of Terschelling, one of the Dutch Wadden Sea islands, during the Oerol Festival; projects by SLeM – Bruno Doedens – text Gianluca Tramutola, Topscape 9 – april 2012 – Paysage Editore, Milan   pag. 132-135             


Urban Courtyard Gerenstein III in Amsterdam - Urban, social and landscape transformations in Amsterdam South-East; project by HNS landscape architects – text and photographs G.Tramutola, Topscape 8 – october 2011 – Paysage Editore, Milan   pag. 82-85


Boschkens: between highway and woodland -  Innovative landscape architecture and urban planning strategies along a Dutch highway in order to integrate a new housing development in a fragmented landscape along an important road infrastructure; project by Buro Lubbers landscape architects – text GianlucaTramutola, Paysage Topscape 8 – october 2011 – Paysage Editore, Milan   pag. 103


Polder and water defensive system: Geniepark of Amsterdam - Old a new values merge in a new park around a dike of the Unesco Heritage ‘Stelling van Amsterdam’ (Defence line of Amsterdam), an ingenious 135 km ring system of dikes, canals and forts integrated in the polder landscapes around the Dutch capital. The design of the park deals with the tensions between the historical values, the landscape fragmentation in the urban-rural fringe of Amsterdam and the economical preassures around booming Schiphol airport. Project by MTD landscape architects  – texts G.Tramutola, J.Tummers, F.Meijer, Architettura del Paesaggio 17 – december 2007 – Paysage Editore, Milan   pag. 58-63


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