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sub: og-page_tit: Private Garden J. og-page_des: In densely built-up Schöneberg, a Shell gas station from the early 1950s becomes a private haven. Bamboos surround the garden, pines and ornamental cherry trees protect it from above, flowering perennials and a long pool of water create accents in every season of the year. og-page_kwd: Landscape Architecture, Topic, og-page_url: [open] og-page_img: [open]
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Private Garden J., Berlin

A gas station from the 1950s has been remodeled into a residential building with studio. In the densely built up district of Schöneberg, gaps between buildings are retained. Tall pines and ornamental cherry trees with multiple trunks replace volume. High walls and a bamboo hedge shield it from outside view. In front of the roof over the gas pumps lies a water lily canal with water jets. In the bamboo and central sand surface, bloom white foxtail lilies next to bluebells and self-seeding foxglove, lilies and columbine – a wild seeming garden in the middle of the city.

Project Data
Project 2006
Realisation 2007-2008
Area 600 m²
Award: Best private plots 2008, St.Pölten
Project Team
bfs design Thomas Brakel, Berlin
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Best private plots 2008 (2008), Award
Hager Landschaftsarchitektur AG - Privatgarten J. in Berlin (2008), Media

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