PRIZE FOR CREATION
Awarded on the 21st of June 2019 by a jury of professionals renowned in the world of garden art
For the designers of this garden, Paradise is every child’s dream: a landscape with a blue sky, fluffy clouds and extraordinary plants.
Here, visitors can enjoy becoming a child again. They walk on ground imitating the blue sky, covered with white clouds The boundaries of the sky and garden are no longer clear, the green of the living leaves mingling with the artificial polygons of the clouds. Two varieties of plants grow with exuberance in this Paradise: the Musa paradisiaca (plantain) and the Strelitzia commonly known as the bird of paradise flower. They embody all the attributes expected of plants: spectacular flowering, bright colours, delicious fruit, elegant leaves and an attractive fragrance. A collection of Strelitzia and plantains unfolds before amazed visitors who have regained their sense of childlike wonder.
An ode to living nature, this garden is the only real heaven on earth and must be preserved for future generations.
LINEEVERDI -Stefania NARETTO and Chiara OTELLA, landscape agronomists-, and Francesca COSMAI, landscape architect
Francesca Cosmai is a landscape architect, graduated with Master's Degree from the University of Genoa in 2016, after getting a Bachelor's Degree in "Architecture and Design" at the Polytechnic of Turin. During Master's years she studied as Erasmus exchange student at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Nature et du Paysage in Blois. In 2015, she spent the month of August working as a help gardener in the Jardin Botanique de Vauville. In 2016, she started a very exciting professional collaboration with Lineeverdi firm in Turin and some months ago she also joined the international MingzhuNerval firm, devising projects in Shanghai and Paris. At the same time she has carried out some projects for private clients, putting herself at stake in every phase of planning and implementation of the gardens. She loves working on big and small scale, and she thinks that ranging between different projects scales is one of the most involving things in her work as landscape designer.
Stefania Naretto is graduated in “Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie” (Turin), between 2002 and 2004 she attended the post-graduate school called Scuola di specializzazione in Parchi e Giardini in Turin. Since 2010 she has been a member of “Commissione del paesaggio” in Riva di Chieri (TO).
Chiara Otella is graduated in “Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie” (Turin), between 2002 and 2004 she attended the post-graduate school called Scuola di specializzazione in Parchi e Giardini in Turin. Since 2010 she has been a member of “Commissione del paesaggio” in Alba (UNESCO Territories).
Landscape designers, Stefania Naretto and Chiara Otella founded the Firm Lineeverdi in 2004.
Main projects: green design and work direction for the construction of “25 Verde”: Green building with 63 apartments, large terraces with more than 140 trees and 9 000 sq.m of roof gardens in Turin; green design and artistic direction for the construction of “Casa Hollywood”: residential building in Turin with roof garden; green design and artistic direction for the construction of and “Bernini2”: residential building in Turin; green design and construction supervision of “Novacoop Head Quarter” for Novacoop srl in Vercelli (Italy); green design Concept for the FCA New Jeep Plant (Gioiana_Pernambuco_Brasil) and for the Alfa Romeo Plant in Cassino (Italy); green design and work direction for several “Shopping Malls” (Italy); restoration of parks and historic gardens in Margarita Castle (CN); green design and artistic direction for private gardens with swimming-pools in Italy, Switzerland and France; since 2010, landscape design and artistic direction for the new habitats in “Zoom Torino” Bioparc (Turin); green design and work direction in biological hortus and glamping in Moncalvo (AT); green design park and hortus in “Natural Resort” with restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa and rooms.