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Lindbom, Dag and Theander, Nelly, 2019. Landscape laboratory Hurlingham-Morón : experimental landscape design for a polluted watercourse in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

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The subject of this master thesis is Arroyo Morón, a watercourse situated in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the limited site for this project is located in the municipalities of Hurlingham and Morón. Present at the site today is the intertwined challenges of flood, pollution and social vulnerability but also the threat of further fragmentation of existing socio-ecological systems.

The aim has been to put forward a landscape design able to mitigate climate change related events as well as pollution, but also increase social and recreational values on site. The concept of Landscape Laboratories as test fields for future urban elements such as water and woods, lays as the foundation for the proposed design.

Methods used for building knowledge and develop approaches has been literature studies, course collaboration and on-site field studies. The investigation of three concepts has helped us to put the project into a wider context: Site Theory, Environmental Justice and Nature-based Solutions. The study is complemented by three reference projects acting as inspiration and examples of open-ended, transdisciplinary design processes, with assessable outcomes.

To secure open urban green spaces in an era of growing urbanities and climate change effects is crucial to the adaptation and resilience of today’s cities. The evolutionary structure of a Landscape Laboratory enables mitigation measures to be initiated and studied over time. Social and recreational qualities are enhanced in this arena by its explorative character. A possibility of recreation in people’s everyday life is achieved by pedestrian accessibility along with the creation of ‘places’ and ‘non-places’ based on emerging values.

Main title:Landscape laboratory Hurlingham-Morón
Subtitle:experimental landscape design for a polluted watercourse in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires
Authors:Lindbom, Dag and Theander, Nelly
Supervisor:Diedrich, Lisa Babette
Examiner:Lindholm, Gunilla and Winter, Andrea
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2019
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY002 Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp 300 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:Buenos Aires, landscape architecture, landscape laboratory, watercourse, evolutionary design, mitigation measure, climate change, NbS, open urban space
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-11121
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-11121
Subjects:Landscape architecture
Language:English
Deposited On:22 Nov 2019 11:28
Metadata Last Modified:02 Jun 2020 13:57

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