FN is a professional agronomist and landscape architect.
Francesca has managed and developed a diverse range of projects, including green spaces, gardens, areas of natural farming and the regeneration of landscape in Italy and in many other countries.
Francesca specializes in the planning of healing gardens for convalescent homes, care homes, retirement homes, hospitals and hospices.
She has acquired extensive experience, throughout Europe, in projects which involve the brownfield regeneration and urban renewal.
Francesca is Contract Professor in Environmental and Applied Botany at the Polytechnic of Milan.
She has published over one hundred articles and scientific contributions for specialist journals. In 2002, she became joint founding partner of PN Studio Progetto Natura in Milan.
The PN Studio team have a broad portfolio of skills ensuring that they can successfully address all aspects of the planning of parks and gardens, roof and vertical gardens, ecological pathways and land regeneration
Enrico is joint founding partner of PN Studio. He works as a arboriculturist and also assists in the planning and execution of projects
Francesco is a graduate has a master degree in environmental science. Work as biologist and photojournalist specialized in wildlife and travel.
Elisabetta is an agronomist and an illustrator of plants and wildlife.
Barbara graduated in forestry and also holds a Masters in Economy and Environmental Management.
WHAT WE DO
CABERNET defines brownfields as sites which have been affected by former uses of the site or surrounding land; are derelict or underused; are mainly in fully or partly developed urban areas; require intervention to bring them back to beneficial use; and may have real or perceived contamination problems. Its sustainable regeneration, through the adoption of strategies of sustainable environmental remediation, short-term usage and stakeholder projects, allows the reactivation of environmental, economic and social processes. With targeted and sustainable planning, brownfield land can be transformed inexpensively, thereby improving the quality of the entire local area
For centuries, nature has been at the heart of human existence, imparting guidance and values, such as the sense of time, integration and diversity. Through targeted planning, healing gardens can form an effective contribution towards curing illness, alleviating discomfort, and promoting psychological and physical rehabilitation, as well as rendering convalescent areas more welcoming for patients, relatives and staff alike.
PN (Studio) is the acromym for ‘Progetto Natura’ (‘The Nature Project’), a clear indication of our philosophy: the reinvigoration and rebuilding of the human landscape through the matrix of nature, via a detailed analysis of the components of the environment and landscape in order to suggest sensitive and sustainable projects for green spaces, parks, gardens and roof gardens.
Natural farming is based on the continuous interaction between, and reciprocal transformation of, human beings and nature. It not only involves the production of primary and energy resources but, thanks to an organic planning approach, it aims to increase multifunctionality, the quality of the landscape and the overall value of the ecological benefits.
Ecosystems play a vital role in the production of food and biomass, and in increasing the quality of the ecology and the landscape. The planning of ecological networks, the regeneration of habitats and the creation of new green areas contribute to improving the overall quality of neighbourhoods and the communities which live in them.
Green spaces not only enhance buildings, but can make them better places to live and can thus contribute to the overall worth of each architectural project. Green spaces can be realized through the careful planning of technological solutions, for roof gardens and vertical green spaces in particular, as well as by the appropriate choice of plant species and sustainable maintenance. .
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