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LUCIAN PETRE

creative portfolio


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“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.�

drawing of communist era block of flats in Bucharest

unknow person in Istanbul / 35mm Pentax Camera

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-Eckhart Tolle


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Lucian Petre / Landscape Architect

personal statement

Carpathian Mountains / Transylvania

the goal of improving people’s lives and the world around us. Living, working and studying in places such as Bucharest, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Amsterdam, Cardiff, Brugges and Cheltenham have provided and insight into the lives of the people around me and inspired me to want to create unique, immersive, visual, interactive landscape designs.

Abandoned factory in Bucharest

I strongly believe that all my past experiences had led me towards the landscape architecture profession. Growing up I was fortunate enough to enjoy the landscapes of rural Romania and the mountains of Transylvania while benefiting from growing up in a large city such as Bucharest. My passion for nature, photography, drawing and traveling have inoculated a natural curiosity for the unknown and a thirst for exploration. I strive to use my communication and design skill-sets gathered while studying at the University of Gloucestershire towards delivering high quality landscape designs. Being the university’s Landscape Architecture Society President and being the Student Union’s Design Subject Representative prepared me for working in a creative environment where I can develop my skills further. I love working on projects that require a multidisciplinary set of skills to solve complex issues and have

my journey


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work and education 2017 - 2018 UoG Student Union Design Subject Representative

2015 - 2017 Course Student Representative

2016 - 2017 UoG Landscape Architecture Society President

2015 - 2016 UoG Landscape Architecture Society Vice-President

2015 - 2018 BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture - University of Gloucestershire

2013 - 2015 Freelance Actor - Bucharest

2011 - 2013 BTEC Diploma IT (3 D*) - Cardiff and Vale College

2010 - 2011 IELTS Diploma (8.5) - Cardiff and Vale College

2010 - 2013 Chef at Cote Brasserie - Cardiff Bay

2009 - 2010 Aquisition Manager - China

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Indesign Adobe Illustrator AutoCAD SketchUP Digital Drawing Analog Drawing

personal

professional

skills Creativity Customer Service Teamwork Self-Development Time-management Ambition Open-mindedness

Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint

Decision making

Report Writing

Adaptability

ArcGIS KeyScape LandCADD


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projects 6 10 12 14 16 18 REGENERATION

PLANTING

SHOW GARDEN

CONSTRUC TION

PUBLIC SPACE

PERSONAL


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Sonder Park Bristol Urban regeneration Social inclusion Sustainability Celebrating water Celebrating diversity Creating job opportunities Reinventing a disjointed urban landscape Promoting eco-friendly transportation Starting the car-free city centre movement

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project aims

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The ultimate goal of the project was the rectification of decades of neglect and to elevate a bedraggled district area of Bristol into a thriving new community. The focus was to shift a community’s centre of gravity and reinventing a broken, disjointed urban landscape. The social magnets of shopping, bars, restaurant and public gardens are part of an enlightened partnership between the public and private domains. The vision also includes plans to provide easy and safer pedestrian connections around the city by improving sustainable public transport and minimising traffic.

Lucian Petre / Landscape Architect

Another aim was to implement attractive public spaces for people to relax, with high standards of environmental sustainability, more life on the streets, more walking and cycling opportunities and more green spaces across the city centre, this being the first stepping stone towards reaching the goal of living in a sustainable, car-free city.

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Sonder Park Bristol project development


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detail area axonometric


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Lightmoor planting plan

The vision for this project was to implement sustainable principles into the development scheme by managing rainwater runoff from hard surfaces after downpours. This was achieved by planting attractive, low maintenance, wildlifefriendly spaces.

Restoring native plant habitat in the area is vital to preserving biodiversity. By creating native plant gardens, each habitat created becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for insects, birds and other animals.


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masterplan

Chaumont-sur-Loire year 2 garden design project

The vision for this garden design project was to present visitors the idea of a world with and without the presence of bees. The design is based on the natural formation pattern of the beehive in nature and the series of walls and pathways lead you through key areas of the garden. The journey starts through the entrance located on the bottom of the plan and leads to a fountain painted in golden

colour to imitate the flow of honey at the top right corner of the garden. Lenses in the walls block the colour red since bees base their colors on ultraviolet light, blue and green and cannot see the colour red. The last part of the garden includes desert planting and signifies a world where bees have been extinct.


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LU C I A N P E T R E / C R E AT I V E P O R T F O L I O

source of inspiration

design pattern

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axonometric visual


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from design to construction


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Lucian Petre / Landscape Architect

Forest of Dean The emphasis of this project on a former colliery site, is the application of construction and ecological knowledge to a landscape design project. This particular landscape design and construction project also provided the opportunity to further explore the use of plants as fundamental units of natural and designed landscapes; their design potential as structure and ornament; an understanding of their aesthetic characteristics of mass, form, habit, texture, colour and density; the creation of designed compositions of balance, rhythm, scale, proportion, harmony, sequence; and the use of plants as specimens to create focal points; the use of plants and planting design to create

healthy and sustainable landscapes. Issues of sustainability and landscape design were also considered, including the principles of land-form creation and adaptation, water management including the consideration of sustainable drainage systems (surface water, grey water and black water) , soil remediation and amelioration techniques and the use of sustainability evaluation techniques. Further emphasis was put into understanding the effects of the specification and organisation of materials and plants on the sustainability of a landscape design project.


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Gloucester Blackfriars

Bringing the centre of Gloucester in the 21st century through the use of sustainable principles while preserving cultural heritage and improving the link between Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Docks.

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The pathways winding through the urban green spaces stimulate the senses of the passers-by and facilitate discussions, synergy and social meetings. The paths lead to key areas on or around the site such as the music centre, the shopping district, Gloucester Docks or Alney Island, to name a few.


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Photography

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THE PEOPLE OF ISTANBUL PROJECT

1 Unknown man resting in Istanbul train station 2 From Europe to Asia

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3 Old lady making carpets in Istanbul 4 Unknown woman


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I was always fascinated by people and human behaviour. I started this personal project in an attempt to explore the life and culture of the people of Istanbul after media reports about its perceived hostility toward the West and the everpresent threats of terrorism there.


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llustration


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When I was little I used to draw on every little piece of paper I found in the house. I was always very passionate about drawing but somehow life got in the way and I stopped drawing for many years. From the moment I stopped I always felt like something was missing and three years ago I started drawing again. I like to draw about my childhood in Romania and at the moment I am experimenting with pen and ink on paper and I feel like the next project should include watercolour and oil paint.

1 Abandoned factory in Bucharest 2 I used to bring my mom snails from outside 3 I am from Romania, the land of Dracula

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4 When I was 4 I almost burned down my house


contact

Lucian Petre BA(Hons) Landscape Architect email: LUCIAN_PETRE@yahoo.com telephone: 07858998990

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