Badaevskiy Brewery, Moscow (since 2017)
This former brewery, located on the banks of the Moskva, is being renovated and transformed into a public mixed-use space according to plans by Herzog & de Meuron. An apartment complex that rests on piles 35 metres tall is being built as well. Beneath this structure will extend a six-hectare neighbourhood park which includes an artificial stretch of elevated riverbank measuring 400 m in length. The plants will represent an interpretation of a mixed Eastern European forest in a sequence based on the natural creation and regeneration processes of a forest edge. The fruit trees at the end recall Moscow’s historical parks and will provide a link to the city’s collective memory.
Günther Vogt: Landscape Architect
“If you look at what we call landscape from a distance, you will recognize that it concerns an artefact, a living space, created by people as part of a built city.” This is how Günther Vogt explains his view of the term “landscape”. With a small selection of his projects, he demonstrates how he interrelates all the dimensions of the shaped environment, from large-scale landscapes to smaller urban spaces, and what sources of inspiration he draws upon in his work.
Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2014)
The museum building stands between Fifth Avenue and Central Park. For a temporary exhibition, Vogt Landscape Artists designed a suburban garden on the roof. Hedges, lawns, paving stones and chairs surround an S-shaped mirror wall by Dan Graham that reflects, doubles and dissolves them. This motif is well-known from baroque gardens: here it is combined with the hedge device of the yards belonging to single-family homes.