‘Edge Effect’ by architects Snøhetta and engineering firm Knippers Helbig, is one of 22 contemporary gardens on display at the 15th International Garden Festival (IGF).
“In the often overlooked narrow threshold between boreal forest and open meadow, a particular set of species thrive between two contrasting environments.” says Snøhetta. “By encircling a moment within this ecotone, Edge Effect creates an opportunity to explore and enjoy this condition.
“The garden is designed to heighten the simultaneous experience of both forest and meadow, where sun and shade mingle. Designed to accommodate plants, animals and people, the steel structure supports a blanket of woven rope that gradually twist from horizontal in the field to vertical in the forest, creating a variety of unique spatial experiences for the user.”
Snøhetta: Claire Fellman, Nick Koster, Karli Molter, Misako Murata, Maura Rockcastle
Knippers Helbig: Hauke Junjohann, Guillaume Evain