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V&A Museum Garden

for V&A Museum,
2004 - 2005

Design for the garden as a pivotal space at the centre of the V&A as part of the Future Plan for the whole museum. The design is based on the traditional simplicity of a garden courtyard with the drama and flexibility of a stage set.

A simple central ellipse creates a calm centre to the garden and is surrounded by Liquidambars, lawns, lemon trees and glass planters.

The stepped ellipse is picked out with jets of water and bands of light. The central space can be flooded to create a shallow reflecting pool, or filled with heavy fog for night lighting.