An Italian Garden in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, inspired by historical Tuscan gardens and enriched with the amber tones of local limestone. The exuberance of the design responds to the request to articulate the area in a variety of environments to welcome guest and chill out. Regular hedges, pergolas and wooden shading structures introduce to a sequence of scenarios that combine sharp lines and monumentality.
The exedra at the centre of the site performs as hinge between the formal and the private gardens. Behind the brick arches, columns shaped as desert rock monoliths raise from a pond. The water feature is an adjustable filling basin that, as appropriate, is able to display joyful jets or to become a dry theatre for exclusive parties.
This is an Italian garden also considering the importance of vegetation, that connects and differentiates the areas. Palms and local trees pruned on the model of cypress welcome guests with solemnity, while bright blooms and subtropical flora enclose the spaces reserved for the family.
Italian garden in Riyadh
Where: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Area: 8.000 sq m
Year: 2009-2011 (design), 2010-2012 (construction)
Services: Green masterplan concept, preliminary, executive and construction design, water features design, shading structures design, paving design, assistance during construction
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