“Troisieme Paysage” concept

Major temporal changes mark the evolution of our living environments. Summarize these developments in the long time compared to the Landscape and its progressive understanding by man:

The Proto Landscape

The «Proto Landscape» landscape pristine origins which man is an integral part of its environment, is in equilibrium with it.

The First Landscape

The first change, «first Landscape», corresponds to a domestication of available resources and facilities. The «first landscape» ends at the height of the domestication of nature by man, in his mastery ... The French garden is the purest expression.... A kind tamed, controlled and dominated for the human profit.

The second landscape

The «second landscape» is one where humans exchange relationship with its environment, where its mutation forces on it are increased tenfold. The «second landscape» is marked by the discovery of new techniques and an increase in knowledge…
The «second» is divided into two major developments parts:

1 - The first phase of development of the second landscape is the emergence of the organization of our societies and significant development of industrialization aware of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The relationship of man to his environment are profoundly changed.

2 - The advent of developed society (late development) Industrial development and urban is part of the artificial state of the relations of man to his environment. The landscape becomes a decoration, an artifact and becomes mastered to meet the hygienist criteria and contemporary efficient city standardized and functionalist («thirty glorious years»).
The environmentalist consciousness and the return to nature of human emerge in the late 70’s.

Le Troisième Paysage, the «Third landscape»

The Third Landscape is a concept that we defend and that reflects the aspirations of the society in which we live.
Future issues are of extraordinary importance and we believe that the landscape project is the support to aggregate solutions to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
- Reintroduction of living nature into our living environments for a throw in contact with the living forgotten.
- Reintroduction of natural cycles (water, plant and animal species ...).
- Creation of natural areas useful for biodiversity.
- Create multi-dimensional spaces (Intergenerational, optimized uses...).
- Creation of high quality and sustainable spaces.
- Protection and assessment of environments and sensitive natural areas.
- Transformation and optimization of space (space maximization).
- Public participation in planning process of appropriation of their living spaces.
- Respect and enhancement of the existing environment and its potential.
- Adaptation of tomorrow’s heritage projects.
- Distribution of projects in their development with all stakeholders.
- Scalability of projects in time.
- Economic optimization of investments and the future management of spaces created.
- Accessibility to the greatest number.