The digital dossiers gather, classify and make available all the information that can be found on the Web on several landscape-related topics, as well as projects, bodies and institutions belonging to this area. Therefore, they are designed as a reference point for professionals and also for a wider audience.
Since their inception, the dossiers have broadened their scope, thanks to the valuable help of a number of institutions, bodies and individuals.
- Industrial Landscapes
- Whether unused or rehabilitated for functions and uses linked especially with the tertiary sector, industrial landscapes are a rich collective legacy of great historical, aesthetic, symbolic and identity-related value and offer us a magnificent opportunity for learning about history through the landscape.
- Soundscape can be defined as the sound (or sound environment) of a given landscape at a given time. Landscape is in a constant state of evolution; soundscapes likewise vary over the course of time, and are sometimes the reflection of one unrepeatable moment in time. The recording of sounds helps to preserve our sound heritage and provides a learning resource enabling us to approach and understand the environment in a new way.
- Gardens have today an important cultural significance. These characteristic spaces have been modelled and transformed by humans and are mainly articulated around vegetation. Gardens are precious cultural assets in Catalonia: they model landscape and improve the well-being of its citizens. Therefore, their classification, preservation and promotion are top priorities.
- Dry-stone landscapes
- Dry stone is one of the main structural elements in rural landscapes in the Mediterranean basin, and also in many other corners of the planet. It is a testimony to an ancestral human activity which has modelled —and does model— a specific type of landscape: the dry stone landscape.
- Outstanding heritage trees
- Woods and groves are determining factors in the shaping of the landscape and play a part in the daily perception of our surroundings. The presence or absence of trees, and the types of tree found, are aspects that characterise our landscapes. The distinctive features of some specimens make them cultural and heritage points of reference in a territory, and they have become a part of our collective landscape heritage.