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Marco Fiorino

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Common Ground

Monmouth, Wales


The Welsh town of Monmouth sits on the edge of its county, just at the border between a protected landscape and a multitude of small rural agricultural centres. This project investigates both of these realities, imagining spaces where they might encounter one another. Thus, the scheme envisions a series of contemporary commons, intended to foster heightened environmental awareness and inspire critical reflection upon the artificial division between nature and culture that permeates this region and its history. Located at the edge of town, the site at the center of this project distinctly embodies Monmouth’s fractured relationship to its surrounding landscape. By creating new woodland areas near the town, the project will support the creation and management of new sources of timber, whilst also transforming the landscape in line with a water retention scheme designed to protect local towns from seasonal floods, helping to mend the town’s broken relationship to its surrounding riverscape.
Contact:



Marco Fiorino

︎Year 5
marcofiorino@mail.com