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(Automatic translation)

On the relationship between civil engineering work and the landscape

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (10.001 Cáceres)


The research on the visual relationships between public works and the surrounding area has been lately based on the method of making surveys after different images. In this paper, however, we intend to make different notes on the subject based on the testimonies of technicians, designers and philosophers who have analyzed and described the formal and aesthetic links between the engineering work and the physical place where they settle. The visual role of engineering in the territory is studied and redefined throughout the different sections; in the final part of the paper a new classification of the relationship between landscape and public works is proposed, considering the relative location of the observer and his status as static or dynamic viewer; this coassification can be useful for future research. The last section contains the conclusions of the whole text.


Environment, Land, Infrastructure, Landscape, Civil engineering, Regional planning, Aesthetic.

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