Workshop with François Travert 

Rainwater Management Workshop

26th August, 2024. 10am – 4pm



Rainwater runoff that hasn’t been used? It’s a thing of the past! A modern full-fledged landscape design without a rainwater management scheme is impossible. However, still too few professionals have the skills in this area. In France, by contrast, such a scheme is already a compulsory part of the project.

During the workshop you will learn how to assess existing rainwater management problems and how to design sustainable, aesthetically pleasing solutions that respect ecological and environmental principles.

The training will cover natural solutions (green roofs, rain gardens) and engineering solutions (drainage, infiltration systems, permeable pavements).

And since we are talking about design, integrating it into the overall landscape design is a very important part: it’s an aesthetics and functionality.

In the practical part of the workshop, you will design and present rainwater management projects based on the acquired knowledge. We will analyse cases (going out on the field trip) and simulate real situations.

This workshop is aimed at:

  • Landscape architects who design their own projects,
  • Landscape designers working on private landscape projects,
  • Landscape professionals implementing projects,
  • Students of landscape field,
  • Enthusiasts who are looking for new ideas for their garden.
Giedrė Puzinauskienė Garden style konferencija

François Travert (France)

Landscape architect, engineer of the school of higher studies of landscape architecture

At the center of François Travert’s work are cemeteries. The modern pace of life, migration, and especially the emergence of cremation and urns are changing the rituals of visiting graves. Let’s find out what principles are used to design cemeteries in France and think about whether such a change will be acceptable to us. François is actively preparing for this presentation and has already studied the cemeteries found in Lithuania, it will be interesting to hear his vision.

François Travert works mainly in western France with city squares, parks, and other public spaces. To date, he has created 3 cemetery designs and is working on the renovation of 3 more. Some of them are affiliated with churches, and some are independent. In his work, he explores the rituals of different religions, the habits of visiting and caring for graves, and combines his research with modern natural design.

The workshop will be held in English and translated into Lithuanian.

Workshop timetable:

9.30 – 10.00    Registration and welcome coffee.

10.00 – 11.00  Introduction, theory, examples.

11.00 – 11.30  Field trip to Vilnius Old Town and onsite examination of the water management situation.

11.30 – 12.15  Work in groups or individual work. François will provide the first site layout and will assign the task.

12.15 – 1.00   Groups present their assignments.

1.00 – 2.00    Lunch break.

2.00 – 3.30    Second assignment. François will provide the second layout (different scale of the site) and will assign the task.

3.30 – 3.45    Participants present their ideas. General Q&A.

3.45 – 4.00    Certificates. Farewell.

Workshop fee and registration:

Registration fee: 199 Eur

Advance registration fee: 164 Eur (price rises on 25 July)

Lunch and coffee breaks are included, as well as all necessary stationery. No other discounts apply.

Certificates: to be awarded

Number of participants: up to 30

Venue: the premises of the Science and Arts School “Taškius”, in the historic former Basilian Monastery in Vilnius, 4th Building, 1st floor, 18 Arklių Street, Vilnius.

Working language: English (with Lithuanian translation).

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The design workshop with Nigel Dunnett will take place on 25 August. For more information, click here >>

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