PEACE GARDEN

This collaborative project is a proposal for the design of a Peace Garden in Church Courtyard . The hard-landscaping proposals needed to take into consideration many everyday factors, seating, plants, budget and the inclusion of a sculpture made of amnesty knives designed by BA Sculpture students from Camberwell College of Arts. The aim of our Peace Garden proposal is to create an economically sustainable design that will unite and enhance the garden. Our main focus was on the textures, materiality and lighting within the space. We tried to create a garden which caters for users of all ages and disabilities. To make the garden easily accessible for disabled people, we increased the garden’s original flooring level to match the pathway on the east wing of the yard. The main materials for our proposal are concrete and wood. As demonstrated in the drawings, the concrete would be broken into squares like patterns with imprints to give texture, inspired by the surrounding masonry and plaques. To ensure the garden has been used to its full potential we have recycled existing trees and rearranged smaller plants that are currently in the circular concrete pots. The sculpture as well as the court yard will be enhanced and illuminated through our careful selection of lights - neon and spotlights. Seating has been added on both sides of where the sculpture will be positioned, giving enough room for both movement and resting.

 

FINAL PROPOSAL

 

VISUALS AND PHOTOS OF THE EXISTING GARDEN

 

INITIAL PROPOSALS