Paradise is not a physical place we can set foot in, but an inner garden which we can enter by way of the heart, where we can be fulfilled.
Le Jardin de verre is a place for introspection and reflection. Through successive gardens, the visitor traces their own path between the trees and sensual plants separated by colourful geometric features. Vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines divide up the space. Thus any kind of interaction is possible including sitting, slouching, stretching out, lounging, singing, and thinking.
It is also a contemporary way of meeting other people! Being open to the idea of forging one’s own path may be the first step towards a responsible culture. The garden is an opportunity to think about what personal freedom means today. In our contemporary societies, how can we balance personal development with social responsibility?
Bernhard ZINGLER, landscape architect, and Stefanie DE VOS, artist
AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND
Bernhard Zingler studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Science (Vienne, Austria) and Landscape Design at the University of Applied Arts (Vienna, Austria). After graduating with honors in 2014, he moved to Zurich, Switzerland. In 2018 he founded his own interdisciplinary studio Bernhard Zingler Landscape Projects in Zurich where he still lives and works.
"I have a passion for artistic garden and landscape concepts which create harmony between people and nature. Each place has its own special character and with this uniqueness it is necessary to behave in a very subtle and conscious way. Led by the heart, my intuitive design approach considers authentic, functional, easy-care and aesthetically pleasing projects. I understand gardens and landscapes deeply as living biographies of humans, animals and plants. Only in conscious interaction between all of them can the full potential of each unfold in a sustainable way. As a landscape designer, with an interdisciplinary network of specialists, I guide you through your individual design process - from concept to implementation.“
Stefanie De Vos studied architecture at Sint-Lucas Ghent (Belgium), fine arts at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp (Belgium) and from 2011 at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna (Austria), were she lives and works since then. Her mainly painterly work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in Belgium, Austria, France, Germany and in Russia. Within her artistic work, she is creating interactions and cooperations with other media as architecture, landscape architecture and performance.