Looks like an interesting project, it would be good to see how it progresses with updated articles during its construction.
In September 2011 Davies White Landscape Architects were chosen from over 200 design teams by The Historic Royal Palaces to develop design proposals for a new £1.5 million children's garden at Hampton Court Palace.
Davies White partnered up with the graphics team from Room60 (www.room60.net), leading arts charity, The House of Fairy Tales (www.houseoffairytales.org) garden designer Dan Lobb (www.daniellobb.co.uk) and Architect James Bennett (www.jbennett-architect.co.uk) to develop their most innovative play proposals to date.
Davies White are delighted to announce that their project 'The Garden of the Beasts' was selected as a project finalist and can now share the submission with you. The entry included fully illustrated proposals, an animated film, an interactive game and a full merchandising range. Click on the images for greater detail.
The Garden of The Beasts introduces a young girl called Bess and takes children on a journey through the history and stories of Hampton Court Palace through the eyes and experiences of the Kings Beasts that have guarded the Palace for centuries. These heraldic creatures engage the children in a game of adventure and discovery that entices them into a fantastical world of the imagination where all is possible and nothing is quite as it seems. Each area of the garden is woven together with planting and natural play opportunities, tunnels, caves, water pumps, a tower and performance stage are some of the features. Final decisions are likely to be confirmed in the autumn with works being completed by the end of 2013 and the garden opening after twelve months establishment in 2014.
Over the years Davies White have won critical acclaim for their approach to play space design winning both a RHS Gold Medal and BBC People's Choice Award. Recent clients include the Royal Parks, RSPB, Forestry Commission, NHS Trust, Groundwork and various local authorities. They have appeared on national television and been profiled in The Times and Daily Telegraph. Along with the Eden Project and the Beijing Olympic Park, their Lyric Theatre Roof Garden has just made it into the prestigious Elle Décor 'World's Top Ten Most Enchanting Public Spaces'.
To view the short animated film, click on the image below.
For more information about Davie White Landscape Architects, please visit their website www.davieswhite.co.uk, or contact Adam White CMLI on Tel: 020 8541 4738, or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org