Fire Stories
Fire Stories

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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.

Details
Client Name
Conservatoire International des Parcs and Jardins et du Paysage
Location
Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loire Valley, France
Year
2000
Collaboration
Ryan Sims
Awards
2006 AILA (National) Commendation Award
2005 AILA (SA) Merit Award for Design in Landscape Architecture
Citation

"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

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