Shooting Star Children’s Hospices Rehearse Garden

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In more detail

  • Both new and old building materials feature prominently; the fountain is a concrete water pipe sat on a bed of chippings from when it was cut to size, while the walls are made of cement-free blocks
  • The paving and layout were inspired by musical scores, with a rhythmic pattern that makes a stylistic nod to the Copenhagen Conservatoire's rooftop garden

About the garden

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices Rehearse Garden is designed for a family of classical musicians living in a city. By adopting a greener lifestyle and travelling by bike or public transport, the family can transform an existing driveway between house and street into a green oasis that will support wildlife and provide space for the family to enjoy.

It is a calming courtyard in which each element is placed to reflect the sounds of musical instruments in a visual form. It features a circular, meandering route with copper-clad water features that bring natural sound to the garden.

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