227 Geneva

Geneva, Svizzera
Foto © Jean-Pierre Gabriel, Reiner Lautwein
Foto © Jean-Pierre Gabriel, Reiner Lautwein
Foto © Jean-Pierre Gabriel, Reiner Lautwein
Foto © Jean-Pierre Gabriel, Reiner Lautwein
Architetti Paesaggisti
Erik Dhont
Anno
2007

This was our first project abroad. It concerns an imposing ferme ornée of 1750 with annexes on an extended estate with a view of Mont Blanc. As a first phase we restored the main courtyard. The existing chestnuts, which were partially damaged, have been replaced and at the middle a square bench has been installed. During a second phase, we covered the historic park with a contemporary layer which revives the historic French garden and the more recent English park. On the central axis of the building, a walkway has been created with monumental yew forms that lead to the old cedar and which look over a 17th-century canal at the back of the garden. Near the chateau, flower beds have been made with an up-to-date planting which offers different things in each season. A pleasure garden is anticipated that, in a supple movement, will be connected with some yew trees clipped as cones. On the side of the building we have constructed a grotto with a fountain with old blocks of stone. At the back of the orchard, a fruit garden, given rhythm by rows of artichokes, asparagus, sunflowers, and zinnias, has been created. / in collaboration with Verena Mast Architect

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