The Mobile Landscape: Nature in Motion

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Cosmin-Stefan Pislariu
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
This master’s thesis concerns the revitalization of an inactive industrial transport corridor through the city of Genk, Belgium, by using the space in question to introduce new modes of mobility in the form of public transport and material distribution that don’t engage just social energies, but that incorporate the landscape and landscaping techniques.

To do this, a theoretical framework of Landscape and Mobility studies is created to guide the process and the story and to ensure that the research and design questions are answered. This two-sided framework is taken throughout all the steps of the thesis, from theory to strategic analysis and concept, from large scale design principles to small scale design proposals, from reconnecting the city with the larger landscape, to reconnecting neighbourhoods through social interaction.

Thus, the outlined strategic decisions in the first chapters of the thesis will be exemplified through a design proposal on one of the chosen sites of interest, one that offers a view on how a mobility and landscape oriented intervention can fit in the context of a city with high cultural diversity and rich industrial heritage.
Publication date24 May 2016
Number of pages109
ID: 233947246