SUNLIGHT is a landscape architecture office based in Madrid. We design the landscape to create, enhance and sustain natural, social and built environments. We combine design, the landscape and the ecology of the place to create extraordinary environments that connect people to nature. We like to explore in the disciplinary crossings between ecology, landscape architecture and urban design.
We are a multi-disciplinary and collaborative studio. Cristina del Pozo, as founder, is a landscape architect, PhD, Professor and Program Director at the Bachelor´s degree in Landscape Architecture at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid. The team dedicates energy, time and compromise to the projects by working near our clients and their teams.
At the same time, we collaborate with other engineering and design firms, agencies, research centers and universities. This enables us to bring the necessary skills to our projects.
Our projects are based in the interpretation of people´s perceptions, sense of place and identity. We try to understand the ways in which landscape is experienced, perceived and valued by people. We preserve, recover and interpret the landscape character and its structures. This approach enables us to create and come out with innovative proposals rooted in ecology and the use the latest technologies.
As a professional and research studio, we combine design and applied research (research by design) in the development of projects. Our team teaches in university graduate programs and participates in European research projects.
The project “El paisaje de Yeste” aims to enhance Yeste´s urban landscapea and its rural character. The main goal of the Landscape Plan of Yeste (Albacete) is to include landscape criteria into local development plans. These criteria inform the urban renewal of the old town. The proposed actions are:
– Dissuasive parking areas and pedestrian areas in the old town
– New Mobility Plan
– Open spaces landscape design
– Design guidelines: materials, indigenous vegetation, colours, textures.