The Royal Horticultural Society Show at Tatton Park in Cheshire has been running their young designer of the year competition for a decade giving recently graduated designers the fantastic opportunity to showcase their ideas and designs. This year the 3 finalists were tasked with creating a 9 x 9m show garden with the brief ‘home office garden’ displayed between 19th -23rd July 2017.
Anca Panait, 27, of AHR landscape architects created from this brief the beautiful ‘prospect and refuge’ and was awarded a silver-gilt medal. Anca came to AHR with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design and Planning and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Edinburgh.
The garden office gives the user beautiful views and the ability to observe the world as it goes by, hence prospect, simultaneously offering privacy and warmth, refuge.
The multi-functional outdoor office space is contained within the sunken section of the garden with a boarder of lush and calming perennials encouraging interaction between nature and people. The mix of ferns, evergreens and woodland plants against warm red and orange foliage creates a fresh yet warm and welcoming look. The sunken floor-plate also means that the plants and trees provide a natural acoustic baffle to the ever present commotion of the city within this tranquil work-space.
Tsunami Axis played our own small part in the completion of the project supplying the task seating, the WHY chair by Connection, and Freedom storage pedestals from Silverline. Following the show Anca donated most of the garden to Wythenshawe Hospital with one of the trees donated to the 6RLC Memorial Garden for heroes in Disforth.
If you’re in Glasgow and Edinburgh the project will be exhibited this September as part of the Festival of Architecture month with photography from the RHS flower show and a time-lapse showing the construction on display.
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