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sub: og-page_tit: Flower and Fig Garden in the Grosser Garten og-page_des: Der im Zweiten Weltkrieg verwüstete Blumengarten diente ab den 1960er Jahren als Sommergastronomie. Für die Weltausstellung EXPO 2000 wurde der Blumengarten zu seiner ursprünglichen Bestimmung mit der ehemaligen Gliederung in drei Bereiche zurückgeführt, aber zeitgenössisch interpretiert. og-page_kwd: Landscape Architecture, Topic, og-page_url: [open] og-page_img: [open]
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Flower and Fig Garden in the Grosser Garten, Hannover

The flower garden, which was des¬troyed during World War II, began serving as a summer gastronomy facility starting in the 1960s. For the EXPO 2000 World Fair, the flower garden was restored to its original function with its former division into three areas. The Arne Jacobsen Foyer forms the northern end. In the centre are the former enameled-like flowerbeds in a gravel surface and, towards the cascade, a chessboard-like boscage of linden trees casts shade over the benches on the two-dimensional path/plaza structure with a carpet of white-flowering
bergenias. The spatial and horticultural arrangement is derived from naive carpet patterns that are both elementary and individual at the same time. Instead of elaborate struc¬tures, the design is completely dedicated to the use of plants as material. The arrangement and horticultural realization both surprise and confound. The multifaceted sea of flowers in the sun contrasts with the interlaced spatial figure of the cubes of linden trees.

Landeshauptstadt Hannover
Grünflächenamt Hannover
Project Data
Planning 1996
Realisation 1999
Area 6'500 m²
Project Team
Nicole Newmark (Blumen)
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