Ispra (VA), IT_2021


Location: Ispra (VA)

Landscape Design
AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile

Design Team

Luca Astorri
Riccardo Balzarotti
Rossella Locatelli
Matteo Poli
Micaela Ortega
Simone Ottaviani

In the framework of the assignment by EU Joint Research Center campus in Ispra, AOUMM has developed the landscape design project for outdoor areas of building 102 and the adjacent axis connecting to the rest of the campus. The project is driven by the request to create relational spaces in the landscape, both for work and leisure; define new visual perspectives in the area; restore the natural character of the environment and foster biodiversity and promote staff’s enjoyment of JRC campus’ green areas and woodlands, characterized by a high naturalistic value. The project – developed according to BREEAM criteria – integrates existing plants with native species and poses particular attention in adopting strategies that enhance biodiversity: six log pyramids are realized as nurseries for stagbeetles; feeding plants for small fauna are selected and employed; butterfly gardens include plant species that attract insects and bloom in rich flowerbeds.

At EU Joint Research Center campus in Ispra, AOUMM is developing a largescale project of about 20.000 sqm, involving different parts of the territorial research hub, related to local features as well as supra-territorial values. After taking care of the design of building 101’s common spaces in 2019, the office is now busy with a multiphase project on building 102 and the strengthening of spatial relationships in the campus through green strategies. The activity involves the interior design, masterplanning, landscape design, and the project for a 4.800 sqm parking lot.