Iecava, LV_2021


Location: Iecava (LV)

Landscape Architecture

AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile + Eduards Beernaerts

AOUMM Design Team
Luca Astorri
Riccardo Maria Balzarotti
Rossella Locatelli
Matteo Umberto Poli
Cong Dinh Huynh

The office won the tender to redesign the central park of Iecava, in southern Latvia. AOUMM and Eduards Beernaerts developed a theme-based division approach. A natural-based zone, an historical zone, and a recreational zone will illustrate and offer varied experiences rooted in the existing historical, environmental and social values of the park while reactivating some and preserving others. The project considers Iecava River as the main artery of the living system and aims to restore its banks from erosion through natural-based solutions, with a minimum impact on the existing environment. The color coding and materiality selected for the project will integrate with the natural surroundings and evidence the flow of seasons as part of the natural landscape, ensuring at the same time long-term performance and requiring minimum maintenance. The planting proposal is preserving the existing while adding new essences to promote and create new interactions. Towards its borders, the vegetation will be creating a visual barrier towards the residential context. Inside the park, the new planting will function as a landmark that will bloom during the year.