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Roeselare

This garden was created on the site of an old farm, and bricks from the demolished buildings were to construct large, ruin-like structures that give the entrance courtyard an atmosphere of intimacy with a structural organization. The water shapes and organizes the landscape.

Water enhances the surrounding land in the natural aspect, the canals and the interconnecting ponds provoke a symbiosis in the reflection of the sky, the attraction of birds and make possible to channel rainwater all over the site. The maintenance of the meadows creates a work in sequence with nature.

The existing group of Alnus glutinosa was kept to guide the view over the landscape; the walk along the channels offers the possibility to observe this microcosm living on its own.

Roeselare, Belgium
2007
5 ha
In collaboration with:
B2Ai architects

© 2021 Erik Dhont