Bologna | Ferrara
Québec - shortlisted
11 th International Garden Festival “Jardin de Metis”. Theme: the Paradise. We imagine a timeless garden, a temporary shot of calmness evoking a primordial landscape. Our paradise is an essential space, a monomateric reflecting surface full of light. A smooth white topography leads the visitors trough the garden and lets them wander and discover. Holes like drops fallen from the sky define bottomlands, recreational or reflective, individual or collective, where visitors can stay on the surface or dip into it. We use recycled glass gravel to underline the importance of re-used and throwaway materials.Linear steel plates contain the gravel while gently marking the movement of the ground. We imagine a landscape made of material and light where edges can be defined in relation with elements behind the site.