DESIGN OF GREEN AREAS FOR THE PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURE: A STUDY CASE OF VINE-GROWING AND WINE-PRODUCING FARM
Architectonic quality represents an issue of great topical relevance in the design of farm open spaces, also in light of the inclusion of landscape considerations within the strategic Community guidelines for rural development in the period 2007-13. Thus the theoretical and technical framework in the design of farms shall consider the general matter of landscape quality of rural areas, since farms potentially represent centres attracting customers, big buyers and common visitors, and their peculiar form of settlement deeply structures rural landscape. The work discusses landscape design as a technique for conceiving structural and functional organization of rural areas that seeks and materializes a deep sense of the relationship between the whole and its parts. The work suggests the design results of the case study of the open spaces of a farm located in the hills of Imola, Emilia-Romagna (Italy), characterized by an articulated set of design constraints and functional requirements related to wine production. The idea of hosting users and external stakeholders visiting the farm and staying in the farm, both for short time visits and longer periods at the guest-house for professional or recreational experiences related to the culture of wine, led the case-study design process through needs that usually are not part of the tradition of the project of rural farms. The contemporary issues themselves determine the centrality of landscape in the design and therefore of landscape project as a philosophy of conceiving rural development.
Tassinari, P., Paolinelli, G., Benni, S. and Torreggiani, D. (2010). DESIGN OF GREEN AREAS FOR THE PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURE: A STUDY CASE OF VINE-GROWING AND WINE-PRODUCING FARM. Acta Hortic. 881, 381-384
landscape quality, rural development, farm open spaces, functional areas, farm image, promotion, fruition