In the Montello Woods. The Volpago ammunition dump and its future landscape

international workshop

15th-21st June 2015
Treviso – Volpago del Montello

In the framework of the experimental activities concerning landscapes and the care of places devised with its Scientific Committee, the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche is organizing an international landscape-planning workshop dedicated to the Montello Woods and to the former ammunition dump at Volpago in the Province of Treviso.

The workshop, which has the support of the Municipal Authority of Volpago del Montello, is designed to provide an opportunity for reflection and awareness-raising on the subject of the Montello Woods and in particular of the area occupied over the last half a century by the Volpago ammunition dump, which is now about to be returned to the public with the transfer of ownership from the State to the Municipality.

The workshop will explore the planning issues at stake in reflecting the meaning and deciding the future layout and possible uses of a space in which vegetation and abandonment, woods and inhabitants will be the key elements in the landscape of the future.

The extent and significance of this area and its cultural and economic role make it important that the workshop should take place in as widely shared a frame of reference as possible, and in view of this all those interested are invited to an initial public meeting to be held on the premises of the Foundation

on 27th May 2015.


Giovanni Asmundo, Mestre (Venice); Lucio Bonato, Conegliano Veneto (Treviso); Giorgia Bonesso, Treviso; Federico Camerin, Mareno di Piave (Treviso); Giacomo Casentini, Vicenza; Edoardo Ercolani, Perugia; Roberta Guido, Sassari; Giovanni Morao, Pederobba (Treviso); Guido Pantani, Santa Croce sull’Arno (Pisa); Paolo Picchi, Tivoli (Rome); Giuseppe Stella (Paris); Stefano Tornieri, Chiampo (Vicenza); Alessandro Vian, Miane (Treviso); Katia Zanatta, Giavera del Montello (Treviso).



Thilo Folkerts, 100Landschaftarchitektur, Berlin; Anna Lambertini, Limes Atelier, Florence; Luigi Latini, Iuav University of Venice (coordinator).
Tutors Elisa Beordo, architect, Belluno; Anna Costa, architect, Padua; Nadir Mognato, architect, Padua.