An innovative green infrastructure
by Elham Ghabouli | Mar 1, 2023 | Interoperability, Knowledge, Projects
The Landscape Node project is an innovative green infrastructure in Madrid that serves as a natural corridor for wildlife crossing, and for residents. Designed by Alberto Ferrero, the project is built around the idea of sustainability. It incorporates advanced design and technology to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing green space that benefits both people and wildlife.
The challenge and the concept
Urban areas face a challenge in balancing development with the need to protect and enhance the natural environment. The Landscape Node project offers a solution by creating a green bridge that connects three natural areas with a residential peripheral neighborhood. This provides a vital nature corridor that allows wildlife, and people to move freely between different habitats. In addition, the project aims to improve air and water quality, reduce urban heat island effects, and enhance biodiversity.
The innovative method
To achieve this, Ferrero used advanced algorithms and software tools including Grasshopper
and Lands Design
to analyze the site conditions, and to select the appropriate plant species for the project. By performing detailed analyses of sunlight
, wind exposure
, and highway emissions
, Ferrero created a matrix for selecting the optimal plant species
from the Lands Design database. Then, the selected plants were automatically placed in the optimal locations
on the hill using the Lands Design components in Grasshopper.
The use of advanced algorithms
and software tools like Grasshopper and Lands Design enabled the designer to create a highly detailed
and accurate design
optimized for the site conditions. This helped ensure that the project would be functional and sustainable while being aesthetically pleasing and engaging.
Overall, the Landscape Node project exemplifies how technology and innovation can create sustainable green infrastructure. The solution that benefits both people and wildlife. By utilizing advanced design and analysis tools like Grasshopper and Lands Design, designers and architects can create green spaces that are optimized for site conditions. Such responsive areas provide numerous benefits to people and wildlife alike.
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