Project Location: Nava de la Asunción, Spain
Project type: Academic Alternative Landscape Practice at IE University, Spain
Supervisor: Marta Landazabal Verde
Project Status: Submitted Fall 2014
Team: Lara Waked and Greta Magani
Located along the abandoned rail system, now, a camino connecting Segovia to the city of Olmedo, a minor project is proposed at the Mid way city of Nava de la Asunción. The project is designed to landmark the city along the Caminos path to attract tourism towards the town. By identifying a local potential resource of attraction and leverage, we develop the city’s identity, economy and culture.
Nava de la Asunción is identified as the home to the greatest collection of bird species along the camino as it is situate within several intersections of species’ habitation zones. The development of this resource along with its branding and appropriate integration within and around the city is not only creative but also a scientific task. A research process is executed to identify the different flora and fauna and their relationship to one another and the consequences of their integration within the city. We designed sustainable ecosystems to regulate the species within the different areas of the city’s urban, agricultural, forest and swamp zones, resulting in the design of self-regulating structures for cohabitation and improvement using natural resources to positively complement each zone’s current conditions offered by the flora and fauna.