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LAND is an international landscape architecture firm established in Milan in 1990 by Andreas Kipar and Giovanni Sala. Today, the company has offices in Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Bringing together landscape architects, agronomists, urban planners and architects, LAND’s team develops projects from territorial planning to open space design. The holistic approach combines research and innovation to offer solutions for today’s social and environmental challenges.

LAND has developed highly sophisticated urban open space plans and provided strategic master plans at a territorial scale to city councils, corporate and private clients. The company’s portfolio includes retail outdoor spaces, corporate landscapes, parks, waterscapes as well as recovered brownfield sites and abandoned areas that were rehabilitated by our specialised teams. The successful experiences in Italy, Switzerland and Germany has led to many projects abroad, including Russia, Turkey, Brazil and the Middle East.

LAND offers its services from the concept to the construction and management of landscape projects based on a certified Quality Management System. The company’s multi-disciplinary approach aims to rethink land development by redefining the relationship between infrastructures, urban settlements and a productive, cultural as well as sustainable landscape. In LAND’s approach, landscape plays a central role as identity and investments catalyser. The transformation of a landscape affects not only the local heritage, but also the territorial system, thus synergies among different design activities become crucial in order to improve project efficiency.

The brand LAND unites the companies LAND Italia Srl, LAND Suisse Sagl and  LAND Germany GmbH.

UNaLab Team Members

Meet the UNaLab Team Members from LAND

Andrea Balestrini

Andrea Balestrini
Work Package 5 - Climate & Water Resilient Urban Living Labs

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Land reclamation works have started in the Gavoglio park

The coastal city of Genova is addressing challenges connected to climate change and shifts in socio-economic trends by reshaping a former military barrack through the deployment of co-created nature-based solutions (NBS) within the UNaLab project.

Park Gavoglio in Genova: making room for nature

The works to create a new, multifunctional public park on the site of the former Gavoglio barracks in UNaLab front-runner city Genova are progressing. Take part of the developments and ongoing works in this article.

Nature-based solutions are growing in the Gavoglio park

The Gavoglio park in Genova is filling with nature as nature-based solutions such as raingardens, bioswales, gabions, trees and plants have found their places in the new urban park. Meanwhile, monitoring activities to report on the first impacts of the nature-based solution on the local environment have started.

Nature-based solutions for urban microclimate regulation: the case of the Gavoglio Park project in Genoa

Authored by Davide Pallotta. Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Italy, 2022.

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