What is the conservation strategy for existing foliage?

Together with the historical ruins the site reflects a dramatic landscape character. In this regard, proposals should develop a sensitive approach to the existing landscape context. The tree groups should be protected and proposals should clearly reflect how the protection and usage balance is provided and reflected throughout the site.

The manipulations on the land cover (for the garrigue formation) should be explained clearly in the proposals since this formation contributes remarkably to the biological diversity of the site and reflects the local site ecology. The time aspect of the landscape should be considered as one of the main motivation for the proposals to create a continuous linkage between the past, present and future. The proposals should reflect a site-sensitive approach by integrating the existing landscape elements to the new program. Further information is explained in the Competition Book (see: the chapter of Existing Foliage).