The project is part of a doctoral research lead at Politecnico di Milano, AUID program, DAStU Department, between 2017 and 2022. The Phd thesis focuses on ground movements connected with complex infrastructural construction activities and mainly considers the AlpTransit highspeed railway, which connects Italy and Germany through Switzerland. The realization of the Gotthard and the Ceneri tunnels, that was carried out between 1999 and 2020, has indeed produced more than 34 million tons of excavated materials. A series of drawings and models provide an interpretative inventory of the five major ground movements and inert disposal sites linked to the construction of AlpTransit, over time. The tasks of the project are both to uncommon the deep, material impact of huge constructive actions on landscape and to envision the monumental character of the new emerging grounds, disengaging earthworks from an exclusively technical approach and questioning their meaning inside the landscape architecture thinking, language and design process.