Fire Stories

Installation

Fire Stories

Each year a themed International Festival of Gardens is held at Chaumont-sur-Loire in France.  The theme for the 2004 competition was 'chaos, order and confusion in the garden'.

Fire Stories examines and abstractly represents how the seemingly chaotic and destructive elemental force of fire orders and replenishes the Australian landscape.

The design examines and abstractly represents how the seemingly chaotic and destructive elemental force of fire orders and replenishes the Australian landscape. The garden is composed of a number of interrelated elements, each expressing different stories in relation to fire.


AWARDS
2006 AILA (National) Commendation Award

2005 AILA (SA) Merit Award for Design in Landscape Architecture

“Fire Stories demonstrates the power of abstraction to explore and communicate cultural and ecological narratives, and reminds us that experimentation is an effective and relevant aspect of our practice."
—Jury citation


Year 2004
Location 
Loire Valley, France
Client 
Conservatoire International des Parcs and Jardins et du Paysage
Collaboration 
Ryan Sims

Budget $20,000.00 (AUD)

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  • LOCATION : France
  • CATEGORY : Installation
  • YEAR : 2004