Pearls of Greens, a landscape design challenge is to design a park that is dedicated to the ‘Miegakure’ form of garden design.
‘Hide and Reveal’ is the essence of this concept and this dynamism generates a sense of rhythm.
With this, the movement of light and darkness, the active and passive nature of spaces, and expansion and contraction in the layout are felt intensely by the person experiencing the garden.
The essence of Miegakure must be extracted in the design. The entire landscape architecture must not be discerned from a single viewpoint. A sequence of views must be created and imagined as a composition from the viewer’s experience. Achieving harmony and balance is paramount.
The challenge here is making the geographical constraints of the site work in favor of the design. Playing with the levels on-site can help provide various iterations for design concepts. Transformation of spaces through framing or concealing, and the transition of the viewer’s gaze while walking on a fixed path, must be seamless.
The design is a transitional plot between the city and nature.
People’s Choice Award
The Umarekawari garden comes in the category of park with the Japanese style where located in the area of 15,000 square meters at Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Editor’s Choice Award
Garden of Life
‘Garden of Life’ is an attempt to create a natural setting where every element used symbolizes life in a manner. The idea was to create an infinite bigger path leading to sub spaces that could generate a sense of curiosity in the user’s mind. The path that one will choose will lead him to discover hidden landscaped views in the course of his journey.
Pearls of Green
The concept of Miegakura proposed by the project was originally adapted from the book Flatland. Later Miegakura was used to describe the composition of Chinese landscape painting and Japanese landscape design, which makes use of the clever relationship between hiding and revealing to make a series of connected landscapes gradually appear in layers.
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