A cabinet of plant curiosities, the garden is teeming with cacti, thorny treasures that the seasoned collectors among you won't fail to miss. To get a better view, you have to climb up a wooden bridge from where there is no way out. A long raised pathway in the middle of the garden greets you, with a left and right bank where extraordinary succulent plants reach out towards you. This footbridge through the garden has been designed as an immersive experience: the rising slope becomes a mirador, offering a unique viewpoint over the River Loire.
ALLEGORY STUDIO -Albert SCHRURS, architect and designer, and Wendy GAZE, set designer-
Allegory Studio was set up as a students’ collective in 2007, going on to be registered in Geneva’s Trade Register in 2010 as a limited liability company (SARL), and finally becoming fully operational in September 2011.
Managed by Albert Schrurs, Allegory Studio is active across a range of disciplines in the realms of architecture, interior architecture, design, installations and scenography. The company is especially interested in crosscutting projects combining architecture and design, and has completed numerous commissions at both national and international level, including in Paris, New York, Milan, Tokyo, Miami, Brussels and Maastricht. Awards include two Red Dot Design Awards and the Holcim Concrete Prize.