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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MATTHIEU MEHUYS


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

PERSONALIA NAME

Matthieu Mehuys

DATE OF BIRTH

11/12/1991

NATIONALITY

Belgian

ADRESS

Hiltenspergerstrasse 4 80798 Munich

PHONE

+32 49 8312453

EMAIL

matthieu.mehuys@gmail.com

SKYPE

matthieu.mehuys

2013 - 2015

International Master of Landscape Architecture (M.Eng.) Hochule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf - Freising, Germany

2010 - 2013

Bachelor of Landscape and Garden Architecture School of Arts - University College - Ghent, Belgium

2004 - 2010

Secondary School - Economics and Modern Languages Sint-Barbaracollege - Ghent, Belgium

WORK EXPERIENCE 2014

Buro II & Archi + I Working student - 1 month - Ghent, Belgium

2013 - 2014

Buro II & Archi + I Internship semester - 5 months - Ghent, Belgium

2013

Botanical Park and Garden Hemelrijk Intenrship - landscape maintenance - 1 month - Essen, Belgium

2012-13

Planning Partners Internship - 4 months - Cape Town, South Africa

2011 - 2012 Stijn Phlypo Garden Design Summer jobs in garden construction and maintenance - 2 months


WORKSHOPS, TRAINING & VOLUNTEERING 2015

Permaculture Design Course (PDC) Internationally recognised certificate 2 weeks - Goa, India

2015

Volunteering Permaculture Oasis Project - hands-on landscaping 1 month - Goa, India

2015

International Workshop New Visions for Urban and Rural Landscapes 2 weeks - Reghin, Romania

2015 Accredited Permaculture Introduction Course Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre Cape Town, South Africa 2014 Case Study and Critique Workshop Riem Park, Munich - Workshop held by guest lecturer Dr. Noël van Dooren 2014

International Architecture Workshop 10th I.A.W. - The Ringpark, a Faded Jewel 2 weeks - Würzburg, Germany

2014 International Planning and Design Seminar 1 week - Vienna and Budapest 2013 - 2014 International Planting and Design Seminar Online seminars by guest lecturers

ACHIEVEMENTS 2015

Master of Engineer Exceptional average grade (1.4, excellent)

2015

Master Thesis A Food System Approach of Cape Town, SA Exceptional average grade (1.3, excellent)

2015 Critique writing Riem Park, Munich One of 4 selected for possible publication 2015 Tag der Landschaftsarchitektur, Freising Project ‘Ringpark North’ One of 4 selected to be presented

INTERESTS

Plants & Planting Design, Sustainable Planning and Design, Permaculture, (Urban) Agriculture, Systems Thinking, Traveling

SKILLS Languages

IT

Dutch (native) Autocad English (B2, fluent) Adobe Photoshop German (B2, proficient) French (B2, proficient) Adobe Indesign SketchUp MS Office 3ds Max ArcGIS basic

medium

advanced


TABLE OF CONTENT 01 Ringpark North - W端rzburg Refining a Faded Jewel

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02 A Food System Approach - Master Thesis - Cape Town Community Gardens as a Catalyst for Sustainable Change

09 - 16

03 The Matrix - Eastern Munich Metropolitan area - Munich Where the Identity is Recaptured

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04 New Park - Reghin Reghineration

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05 Selected Bachelor Works - Ghent Hand drawings, Sketching and Technical Drawings

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REFINING

A FADED JEWEL

RINGPARK NORTH

10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP Semester

3th Master

Timeframe Workshop

October 2014 - February 2015 2 weeks - October 2015

Selected One of 4 projects presented on the “Tag der Landschaftsarchitectur” 2015 - Freising

WÜRZBURG - GERMANY


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F or the 2018 State Horticultural Show (Landesgartenshau) of Bavaria, the city of Würzburg wants to offer visitors a pleasant trip through the city from the trainstation to the gardenshow area. This challenge consists of two steps on two different scales. The first step on a city-wide scale was to develop a conceptual plan to better connect the city and the gardenshow area. Several di-

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agrams show the reconnection of the ringpark, a rearrangement of mobility, and new usage of open spaces with high potential. A route map with several routes and different focus activities shows how different people with different background can choose their own route and can change their routes at several intersection points.

PRESENT

DED JEWEL

After an overall concept for Würzburg and the gardenshow Ringpark cut into pieces

Current traffic

Historical borders

a closer look is taken into the

entrance

the

bahnhofsquare

surrounding

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city:

and

northern

its ring

park. Before a new design is developed a structured analysis

Historical Route Historical Route

of the existing park showing the

FUTURE

challenges and opportunities is put together. Combined to this

Historical Route

an examination of the functions/

Park Route Park Route

Park Route

River Route River Route

River Route

Secret Route Secret Route

Secret Route

Eco Route Eco Route

Eco Route

usages of the neighbouring buildings is made in order to have a better understanding of Ringpark reconnected

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the users of park.

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

IMLA - International Master of Landscape Architecture IMLA - International Master of Landscape Architecture

IMLA - International Master of Landscape Architecture

Razan Alsoud / Maria Fernanda Razan Alsoud / Maria Fernanda G

Razan Alsoud / Maria Fer


THE RINGPARK NORTH

A s the second step, a closer look is taken at the entrance of INSPIRATION

the city: the train station quare and its surrounding northern ring park. The new design reconnectes the historic ringpark. With a new interpretation of the pathways it fits perfectly to english lands-

cape design of the southern Ringpark. The trees were organized in a more clear way following the shape of the pathways, and

PRINCIPLES

keeping all the protected trees. Different densities of greenery provide a diversity of open spaces, which are revived by adding new functions throughout the whole park. Different activities such as playgrounds, Flower gardens, water features and artworks make it an attractive park for everyone. In front of the Bahnhof, a wide open square crosses the Ringpark and connects the station with the inner city. The historic river pleichach has been reeopened to add the attractive element of water.

W端rzburg - Ringpark North

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THE TRAIN STATION SQUARE

View from square to reopend river Perspective train station square

B y relocating the tram rails, offering

rest under the old Magnolia trees with

a bike parking besides the main sta-

a pleasant view to the waterfountain,

tion and unifying the height of the

the train station, and the vineyards

pavement, the train station square

behind.

provides not only a better orientation

On the East and West side of the open

but also a more user friendly surface

space, transitional areas with a diffe-

for everyone. The pavement, made

rent pavement, redesigned pavilions,

of regional material, extends from

and a shading structure are establis-

the train station into the city center

hed in order to break visual barriers,

of W체rzburg. By using this unifying pa-

connect the square with the North-

vement, the historical Kaiserg채rtchen

park, and guide the user into the

(South) becomes part of the square.

green space.

Additional seating steps offer a nice

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Ringpark North - W체rzburg


SHADING T he

pavillions

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STRUCTURE

covered

by

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light

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ding structure that grows from the park over the transitional areas and stops at the edge of the square, emphasizing the axis going into the city. The pattern of the structure reflect the shape of

the

pathways

in

the

park

and

traces

a shadow on the ground creating a unique atmosphere,

which

invites

people

to

have

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sit or just enjoy a cup of coffee around the pavilions.

Section train station square

W端rzburg - Ringpark North

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NATURE TAKES OVER

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2015

2018

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to a reorganized traffic system, the

roundabout of the Berlinerplatz will become a green hotspot as nature will take over step by step (2016-2020). The existing roundabout is integrated in the new design and provides new functions such as a skatepark, a basketball court for youngsters of the surrounding schools and a student dormitory. The existing topography is kept, not only to protect monumental trees but also to offer interesting sunken pathways and seating posibilities. Section Berlinerplatz

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Ringpark North - W端rzburg


W端rzburg - Ringpark North

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02

A FOOD SYSTEM APPROACH

Community Gardens as Catalyst for Sustainable Change

CAPE TOWN - SOUTH AFRICA

“Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.” Stephen Hawkin, n.d.

MASTER THESIS Semester

4th Master

Timeframe Field work

March - August 2015 5 weeks - March to April 2015

Approach Theoretical Research and Practical Design Cooperation

Martina Welther

Supervisors Dr. Prof. Michael Roth Dr. Kristin Faurest


FOOD SYSTEM APPROACH AB STRACT

T he industrialisation of agriculture and globalisation of food systems caused a lot of changes in how food is pro-

duced, processed, marketed and consumed. As most current food systems are globally oriented and overexploit natural resources, these systems cannot be regarded as sustainable and raise several challenges, which

In order to address these complex issues holistically, planners play a key role for the urban development through the collaboration with the government to work out topdown strategies as well as through the support and cooperation with the community (combining top-down and bottom-up planning). Finally this thesis focuses on the potential of a community garden in Cape Town, by reviewing the benefits, empirically examining existing community related projects

the Global North as well as the Global South are facing.

and by using this as a base to develop a place-based

Moreover, in the face of a growing population and the-

a more localised and therefore sustainable food system

refore an increasing food demand, sustainability problems arising from food systems will likely become more serious, especially in the urbanising cities and even more so in developing countries. Cape Town, located in South Africa, is facing big urban challenges, as beside its increasing gap between rich and poor and the unequal economic and social growth, other specific issues such as the increase in lack of food security in households, land use conflicts and environmental degradation are occurring. Through examining the main influencing drivers of Cape Town’s food system as well as its interrelation of social, economic and environmental issues, resulting in the urban food challenge, this thesis will review alternative solutions for changing this unsustainable food system, to a more sustainable one; outline the importance of localising the food system; and discuss how food issues should be integrated on a governmental level in Cape Town as well as how a community can take its own initiative to lead towards a more local and sustainable food system.

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A Food System Approach - Cape Town

community garden, functioning as a catalyst to create within communities.


1 F IRST

2 F OOD

RESEARCH QUESTION

SYSTEM AND ITS DRIVERS

What are the determinants, the main influencing drivers and resulting outcomes of Cape Town’s

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current food system?

3 A NALYSIS

OF 3 MAIN FORCES INFLUENCING CT’S FOOD SYSTEM

> Political Forces, Urbanisation and Land Reform > Socio-Economic Forces

4 U RBAN

FOOD CHALLENGE

> Environmental Forces

Impending food crisis economic, environmental and social Unsustainable Food System

How can a more sustainable food system be created in Cape Town

Influence of Urbanisation

? Cape Town - A Food System Approach

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SUSTAINABLE   FOOD  SYSTEM  

ORGANIC   AGRICULTURE   Literature Review to answer the research questions

5 S USTAINABLE

FOOD SYSTEM

6 A SPECTS

7 L OCALISATION

OF A SUSTAINABLE FS

Due

ORGANIC   AGRICULTURE  

PUBLIC  /   COMMUNITY   HEALTH  

SUSTAINABLE   FOOD  SYSTEM  

ENERGY   EFFICIENCY  

Cape

Town‘s

global food dependency,

ENVIRONMENTAL   HEALTH   FOOD  SUPPLY   URBAN,  RURAL,   INTERNATIONAL  

to

ENERGY   EFFICIENCY  

the localisation is seen as a keyaspect for a more sustainable food system.

FAIR  &  JUST  

EDUCATION  /   AWARENESS  

LOCAL  

LOCAL  

9 P LANNERS 8 I NTEGRATION

IN COMMUNITY LIFE

Embeddedness of food issues on community level

Local Foodshed

Tackle local challenges

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A Food System Approach - Cape Town

AS KEYROLE FOR INTEGRATION

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10 E XISTING

PROJECTS

ORANJEZICHT

ABALIMI

SEED

Community Gardens as a catalyst for sustainable change.

Community Gardens as a catalyst for sustainable change.

11 A NALYSIS

OF HOUT BAY

12 I NVESTIGATION

AREA

Cape Town - A Food System Approach

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E VALUATION

OF POTENTIAL SITES

13 I MPLEMENTATION

OF A COMMUNITY GARDEN 1) Identify partners 2) Devise a planning approach 3) Visioning 4) Collect and analyse relevant data 5) Implementation Planning & Design Approach based on Permaculture ETHICAL INTENTIONS EARTH CARE PEOPLE CARE FAIR SHARE MASTERPLAN IMPLEMENTATION

VISIONING

VISION

MISSION

DESIGN EVENT HORIZON

OBSERVATION & DATA COLLECTION

MAPPING

ASSESSMENT

EVALUATION

ELEMENT PLACEMENT ELEMENT SELECTION

FEEDBACK AND REVIEW

1) Imizamo Yethu & Heights 3) Children 4) Local Food Producer

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A Food System Approach - Cape Town

ZONE MAP INPUT & OUTPUT ANALYSIS

CONCEPTUAL PLAN

STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS 2) Hout Bay Valley

PLANNING AND COSTING

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S ITE

MAPPING, SECTOR ANALYSIS, RE-

SOURCE MAPPING, ELEMENT PLACEMENT


15 I NITIAL

DESIGN - COMMUNITY GARDEN BASED ON PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES

Cape Town - A Food System Approach

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03

THE

MATRIX

WHERE THE IDENTITY IS RECAPTURED EASTERN MUNICH METROPOLITAN AREA MUNICH - Germany

LANDSCAPE PLANNING PROJECT Semester Timeframe

2nd Master May - June 2014

Approach Urban development through a landscape planning approach


T he aim of this project is to define the existing landscape characteristics and

SOCIAL ANALYSIS Munich East

propose a landscape planning solution to the East Transect of the Munich

How do you like your environment?

Metropolitan Area. Generally, data

How much has your village changed

collection begins with understanding the social layer of this landscape. The-

over the last 15 years?

refore a social analysis is the main dri-

Do you feel disturbed by the

ver of the analysis process as people

Autobahn A94?

are the guide to understand and read the space. As a first step of the planning method

corridors as it emphasizes on the open

different alternative scenarios were

landscapes as the main driver for the

developed to get an overview of pos-

development. The Hand is a coherent

sible future future developments. The

extension of diverse liniar landscapes

first Trend scenario describes the rea-

creating a harmony between built and

listic situation of an uncontrolled equal

open spaces. The last Core scenario

growth of all the villages that can be

focusses on

achieved by 2030. The second Lung

of Markt Schwaben as it has the po-

scenario functions as green vertical

tential to grow.

the further develpment

SCENARIO PLANNING

Trend

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The Matrix - Munich

Lung

Hand

Core


THE MATRIX By

General Zoning

linking all the positive aspects of

Additionally, a visibility map of the

the different scenarios, a combined

landscape highlights the focal points

scenario is developped. This, together

of the area.

with the general zoning form the base

Out of the Matrix map a Detailed Con-

for the Matrix map, clearly defining

cept Map of the hole transect shows

different and specific zones for deve-

the specific development changes,

lopment. This creates a strong defined

the connectivity and the components

unique landscape Matrix which guides

of Identity in the context of the area.

Visibility Map

the future development of the East Transect of Munich.

Combined scenario

Matrix Map

Munich - The Matrix

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Detailed Concept Map

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The Matrix - Munich


LANDSCAPE CHANGE

2040

Munich - The Matrix

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REGHINERATION

NEW PARK

REGHIN - ROMANIA

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP Semester Workshop

4th Master

Approach

Concept and Design

2 weeks - May - June 2015


As the planning area brings along existing high valued featu-

CONFLICTS

res, our sustainable planning concept demands to preserve or if needed to restore those potentials.

PRESERVE AND

RESTORE

T he city of Reghin is seen as a complex system influenced by many factors

such as the economy, the inhabitants, the infrastructure and many others. All those systems are in interaction with each other. The most important system for us to look at - in order to design a new park - is the ‘green spaces system‘. To understand the different drivers of the planning area (the New-Park-system), it is

POTENTIALS

splitted in three main key factors: environment, social and spatial. Those factors with their different potentials as e.g. biodiversity (rare species), cultural landscape (traditions) and viewsheds (view) etc. are interacting and influencing each other as well

As the existing high valued features will be protected, several measurements have to be implemented in order to solve the current conflicts between the spatial, environmental and social drivers as well as to respond to arising new challenges coming along with an increased number of visitors and a new design.

RENEW

as they generate conflicts.

T o improve the existing situation a regenerative landscape design based on a more sustainable system which integrates the needs from the society and nature has to be implemented.

Preserve Restore Renew Revitalise

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The New Park - Reghin

The key targets are due to our analysis biodiversity, water management, accessibility, security, economy, integration and participation as well as connectivity.


REVITALISE

Maintenance plan

Activities & Uses

Reghin - The New Park

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05 SELECTED

BACHELOR WORKS

G H E N T

3 YEAR BACHELOR Landscape and Garden Architecture 2010 - 2013 School of Arts - Ghent

- BELGIUM


FAMILY GARDEN HURDUMONT

Section AA

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Bachelor Works - Ghent

Section BB


Two Point Perspective

SMALL PRIVAT GARDEN

Ghent - Bachelor Works

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SEMI-PUBLIC GARDEN

Agricultural Research Center Bottelare

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Bachelor Works - Ghent


TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

Wooden Deck Construction

Tree Anchoring System

Ghent - Bachelor Works

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“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.� Edward de Bono, 1992


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