In support of Cultural Planning, ARTSCAPE' prepares strategies, assessments and designs that express a place's Cultural Landscape. The Cultural Landscape is far reaching and can include natural landscapes, located away from cities through to urban spaces nestled between buildings and urbanised parks.
The Cultural Landscape is the connection between the landscape and its people. The protection and care for key Cultural Landscapes forms an important part of a place's cultural identity.
WHAT IS A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE?
A Cultural Landscape comprises the natural environment and the physical, symbolic and emotional layers added by people over time.
Just as in all cultural elements, they represent a place's people, their past and their values. It strong part of a communities' connection to place. As time passes, those values change over time but can be preserved within the Cultural Landscape.
ARTSCAPE'S Cultural Landscape approach incorporates a wide range of skills and tasks and could include:
Cultural Landscape Strategies and Assessments
Place Identity urban elements
Visual Impact Assessments
ARTSCAPE develops Cultural Landscape Strategies to help identify places, views and vistas, structures and stories that are valuable and require protection. Our experience has shown us that there are strong connections between a place's Cultural Landscape and its identity. ARTSCAPE uses Place Analysis to identify and study the Cultural Landscape. As architects of the built environment, we have the skills to understand the connection between the natural and built environments and the people woven between.