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Pierre-André Martin

Pierre-André Martin

Landscape architect
Director, EMBYÁ – Paisagens & Ecossistemas
Professor of Landscape architecture & Urbanism Supervisor
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Pierre-André has a Landscape architecture degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles in France and a MBA in environment from COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He has been a leader over 13 years in urban and environment necessities in France and Brazil, taking care of the integration of urban projects with natural and the urban environment through diagnosis, guidelines and licensing. He has worked on projects in France, Canada, Italy, the United States, Ecuador, Peru and Angola and collaborated with the Brazilian landscape architect Fernando Chacel. He also participates actively in INVERDE, an independent NGO devoted to the study and defense of the environment in urban areas.

September 10, 2014
Water bodies of Jacaperaguá watershed

Brazilian landscapes suffer rapid and repetitive transformations through intense and successive periods of exploitation—for example, the Brazilwood that gave the country its name, sugar cane, coffee, cattle, soy or urbanization and its infrastructural needs. Such degradation processes provoke losses of nature and biodiversity, which are hardly reversible, but restoration initiatives had already been introduced and occur … Continue reading A Natural Offset for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park

April 8, 2013

A versão em Português segue imediatamente. Une version en français apparaît immédiatement après la version portugaise. Designing nature is a challenging task in an urban environment. For example, how can a 38 years old individual (myself) safely edit a 3.8 billion years old system (Nature)? It is quite a test for creative confidence. An arrogance, … Continue reading Prospective Urbanism—Using Science and Fiction to Imagine a New Way for Urban Nature

November 10, 2012

It is an irony that despite the magnificent natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro, the city itself is largely devoid of functioning nature. It is now time for Rio to not only to host global events such as the World Cup and Olympics, but to host its primary nature, not outside the city, but in … Continue reading Putting Nature Back Into the Natural Beauty of Rio de Janeiro