De­sign update

Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Contents -

In­clud­ing hang­ing gar­dens for a high-rise build­ing in Seoul and a new gar­den for the Horn­i­man Mu­seum

Hang­ing gar­dens have taken off around the world as a way of bring­ing green­ery into densely built up cities. In the heart of Seoul, the Ber­lin­based David Chip­per­field Ar­chi­tects has de­signed the high-rise head­quar­ters of Amorepa­cific, Korea’s largest beauty com­pany, around a cen­tral void to max­imise light and ven­ti­la­tion. In ad­di­tion, three large open­ings in the sides of the build­ing, planted with soft mounds of mul­ti­stem Ja­pa­nese maples, un­der­planted with a mix of lo­cal species, cre­ate high level gar­den spa­ces with glass balustrades that al­low un­in­ter­rupted views across the city. The open spa­ces have been land­scaped by Korean land­scape ar­chi­tects SEO-AHN to con­nect the heart of the build­ing to an ad­ja­cent pocket park. david­chip­per­field.com

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