“Listen” and “contemplate” are the key words of this garden.
It devotes a large area to birds, whose presence enables people’s bodies to be cared for and their souls to be assuaged.
The garden comprises two different ambiances.
The central part comprises a bed planted with nest boxes. Visitors can listen to the twittering of each species, read the name of the birds and learn to recognise them through the wooden figures carved on the roofs.
Each path that borders the central part leads to beds planted with grasses, which give you the chance to withdraw and meditate. Those who are curious dive into the forest of perennials and reach a place of silence. They can then climb onto an umpire’s chair and look at the surroundings from on high. Two metres from the ground, they can contemplate what is going on in the middle of the garden: visitors, birds, butterflies and flowers. Here, it is time to relax body and soul.
Amalia Besada lives and works in Hanover. She was born in 1981 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and she studied landscape in Buenos Aires and Hanover and architecture in Madrid. She has an integrating approach that links space with society and design. Her projects are always marked by a strategy that makes synergies between the procedure of construction and the social process. For example, she worked on landscape projects which aimed to improve living conditions in slums. With respect to family gardens, she appreciates artistic freedom and seeks to surprise visitors with a touch of humour.
Rosalie Zeile lives and works in Hanover (Germany). She was born in 1984 in Hamburg and moved to Hanover to study landscape at the Leibniz University. She spent a year in France at the National Higher Institute for Landscape in Versailles as an Erasmus student. She is interested in international issues, particularly Franco-German ones, and finished off her diploma in March 2009 with a project on a border region of these two countries. She is rapidly building up a wide range of experience in the various landscape sectors, whether involving implementation with a contractor, projects with an agency or university research. She always has an ironic viewpoint of the man-made world, whether on a large or small scale.