Landscapes within Landscapes
The Eco-is-land team started thinking about the new eco-campus from the non-human perspective. We recognized some poor qualities of the habitats on the campus and so our priority was to improve them, by creating better biotopes. Analyzing the campus area we also distinguished some attributes that can be transformed into strengths and based on these we made a classification about the types of landscape that the species depend on.
So the interpretation of our scenario on the campus will be the 'landscapes within the landscape', a concept that proposes a forest land on the north side, where natural processes will form a condensed bird biotope, an open area of the meadowland that offers grass and flower paradise, an insect biotope with willows, reeds and water plants that also play the role of purification managers and finally, in the southern and lowest part, a more organized purification plant system with bigger water bodies.
Moreover components that are related to these landscape types were formed by scales and categorized according to the types. Some refer to long term plans, such as the aerial bridge for the two-leg, standing species, but others can be applied immediately and in a 'do it yourself' way, such as the nests, the insect hotels, and the transformation of existing elements on campus like the TUDELFT sign, into more ecological, insects’ art pieces.