Gaila Costantini joined OKRA in 2018 as a landscape architect. She is a creative and versatile designer, with a broad understanding of different scales of intervention. One of her main interests lies in the aspect of time and natural rhythms, as she envisions every design as an open-ended process, rather than a one-time aesthetic act. She believes that a healthy design has to be triggered by the resources directly available on site: existing materials, vegetation and people actively collaborate with the landscape architect to create a transforming landscape in time.
Gaila holds a Master of Science in landscape architecture from the Technical University of Delft, and a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from IUAV University in Venice, Italy. At OKRA Gaila developed a strong interest in the research and communicative aspect of the design. She challenges herself in finding new ways of interpreting and representing all those ephemeral aspects (seasonality, sensoriality etcetera) that characterise our profession. She is currently involved in both Dutch and international projects, especially in France.