Recreatis project

Recreatis, a park for the community

The Recreatis project emerges from the need to recover a degraded public space and convert it into a new renovated area for a community of neighbors. The project is divided into 5 different zones for green areas and recreation activities for the community.

How was Lands Design used for this project?

After setting the guidelines of the project design, the zoning command was key to define the areas of intervention. The command to list zones was used to display the different zones in the project with a graphic reference and the corresponding areas. The terrain tools were also used to model the topography at the entries of the park, taking as input data some contour lines extracted from a free-form surface. The flat areas in the park such as some paths and playgrounds were defined with the Zonify command (laZonify), which not only calculates the areas from boundary curves, but also assigns a material for rendering purposes. The civil work elements in the project such as kerbs, concrete benches or dwarf walls were inserted using the laPartition command. The other urban elements proposed for the public space were taken from the library that Lands Design provides. Some of these elements include aquatic games, fitness furniture or urban fixture. The big functional-sculpture element that runs along a curved path and defines the border of the recreation area next to the entry was inserted with the laRow command. The plantation in the park has been organized with big masses of vegetation ordered in a geometrical array, using the laForest command. The command to arrange plants in rows was also used to align the Palm trees at the accesses, as well as some other plants in specific areas. Furthermore, some plants were inserted individually as isolated elements in the park, taking control of their species and height.

Project 2D documentation:

The general 2D plan view of the project was complemented with pictures of the species used in the project, using the laPlantPhoto. The command to insert a list of plants was also used to quantify the number of different species in the project. The 2D drafting command provided by Rhino was used to finish the setting out plan. But the Lands dimensioning commands were used for measuring the plants location in relation to a referenced point in the model. The setting out plan was complemented with labels to quantify and identify each one of the selected plant species in the project. This information was also displayed in the list of vegetation elements, which also shows a 2D symbol of the plant crown, in order to identify each species. Finally, the elevations of the project were created combining different display modes in Rhino with the different 3D representation modes that Lands Design provides for the plant species. The Elevations representation mode was especially useful for achieving a different factor of transparency according to the plant distance from the viewer position. After generating rendered views from different positions with VRay and Flamingo nXt for Rhino, the built-in image editor (laImageFilters) was used to apply different artistic filters to the picture and get unique and beautiful results. Author: Architect Rosana Almuzara Bertolucci – Paisajismo Digital SL