Human beings have been speculating about the definition of paradise for thousands of years. It is an infinite source of individual imagination and for our understanding of space.
The endless mathematical surface, the famous Möbius strip shaped like an 8, physically reflects this idea in the gardens of the Chaumont-sur-Loire Festival. The Möbius strip is both a wall and a path that guides visitors through a spectacular garden among the Anthropocene plants. Where the strip overlaps, the path assumes the form of a curtain that can be walked through. A cord surrounds the path, curtain and a small bench, which together make up one and the same feature. Plants from two different families are found: geraniums and beeches.
Accompanied by a graduation of colours, walkers will experience a never ending paradise on this very special path. They will explore the mysterious mathematical surface and its poetic properties, and above all, they will continue to discuss and speculate about paradise.
Stein VAN BRUNSCHOT, landscape architect, and Jaap VAN DEN LANGENBERG, technical designer
Stein van Brunschot studied landscape design at HAS University of applied sciences (2009-2013). He became landscape architect in 2017 when he gained his master degree at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. Beside studying and working at an office, participation on design competitions is part of his work. In where pragmatic attitude and love for craftmanship are integrated. This combined with its creativity gives the capability to realisable artistic design.
Jaap van den Langenberg worked full-time as garden constructer over 6 years, before starting his education at VHL University of applied sciences. During the education Garden & Landscape architecture he specialized in construction technique, manufactering and project management. His prefer working on complex and big scale landscape developments. He will extend these skills in its planned master study Spatial Planning (2019).