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Sunlight

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.

TEAM

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.

INSPIRATION

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.

RESEARCH

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.

Aravaca

garden is located in a residential area in the outskirts of Madrid. It has been conceived to offer shade and different water elements. Fountains and pavements are designed with moorish tiles. Vegetation combines deciduous and persistent vegetation that vary in color and textures along the seasons. Species have low water requirements.

El Viso


This project is an architecture and landscape all together conceived. The aim of the project is that the interior spaces are surrounded by vegetation that grows in the different courtyards. The main courtyard is designed with an Acer palmatum, equisetum japonicum and festucas. All the house is surrounded by persistent and deciduous climbers such as partenocissus tricuspidata, biennia radicans, trachelospermum jasminoides and wisteria chinensis.

Segovia


The aim of this project is to study the interrelationships that exist between the Aqueduct of Segovia and its surrounding landscape. It is part of a more ambitious project, promoted by the World Monuments Fund (WMF) that deepens the knowledge of the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, as a cultural interest of great importance and its social appreciation. It provides a new scope on the following issues:
a) – The reality of the Aqueduct of Segovia as an economic value, that deserves maximum protection, and its integration into the urban fabric.
b) – The role that the Segovia Aqueduct plays in the global operation of Segovia, from multiple perspectives: cultural, urban and economic.
Partners: Fundación Universidad Autónoma
Client: World Monuments Fund (WMF)

Trujillo


This projects proposes the design of the access routes to the historical town of Trujillo, in Extremadura, Spain. The main access to the town is through the industrial area, so the aim of the project was to enhance the main views of the castle town and to redesign the main route.

Yeste

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.

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