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Major Architectural Landscapes + Garden Buildings from around the World

post updated 14 July 2021

Garden Design Projects

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Landscape Design. We aim to include significant design-led garden buildings / landscaping projects. We cover completed landscape designs, new garden designs and landscape architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary gardens designs but information on traditional gardens are also welcome.

Gardens Landscape – Latest Major Design

Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen, northeast Scotland, UK
Design: architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro ; architects Keppie ; landscape architects OLIN
Union Terrace Gardens
image of winning design
Union Terrace Gardens
This remarkable project, which will transform the center of Aberdeen, is both a garden and a cultural center. The winning design concept will now be subject to a referendum. If the referendum reveals that the public is in support of the project, detailed designs will be produced for a planning application.

Landscape Gardens Designs

Landscape Designs + Gardens, alphabetical:

Alnwick Castle – Gardens Garden, north east England, UK
Design: Hopkins Architects
Alnwick Castle Gardens
building photo © Adrian Welch
Alnwick Castle Garden

Hariri Memorial Garden, Beirut, Lebanon
Design: Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture
Hariri Memorial Garden
photograph : Matteo Piazza
Hariri Memorial Garden

Singapore Waterfront Competition, Singapore
Design: Gustafson Porter
Singapore Gardens
picture from Pergola
Singapore Gardens : architecture contest

King Abdullah Botanical Gardens, Beirut, Lebanon
Design: Barton Willmore
King Abdullah Botanical Gardens
photograph : Matteo Piazza
King Abdullah Botanical Gardens
The $170 million project, which draws on expertise from the Natural History Museum, and specialist sustainable development design group Emergy was commissioned by the Mayor of Riyadh and funded by contributions from business and individuals in the city. The 160 hectare botanical garden scheme and leisure destination will be a cornerstone of the city’s growth and aim’s to provide a new visitor destination for both Saudis and international visitors.

More garden buildings / projects online soon

Gardens Projects – No Images

Dr. Evan Pierce Memorial Gardens – restoration, Denbighshire, Wales, UK
Date built: 2007
Design: Purcell Miller Tritton
Welsh gardens : Evan Pierce Gardens

Great Glasshouse – National Botanic Garden of Wales, Wales, UK
Date built: 2000
Design: Foster + Partners

Landscape Architecture Projects

Auditoria Park, Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum, Catalunya, north east Spain
Design: Foreign Office Architecture: Alejandro Zaera-Polo + Farshid Moussavi, Architects
Parc dels Auditoris - Garden Buildings
photo © Adrian Welch
Auditoria Park

Architectural Grafts, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Design: Carlos Teixeira (architecture), with Fernando Maculan (designer) and Leonardo Costa Braga (artist photographer)
Architectural Grafts - Garden Buildings
image from Vazio S/A Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Architectural Grafts
Located at Vila del Rey house, “Grafts” is the garden as becoming; as a contradictory process where trees are pierced by an artificial element – a prosthesis – to, as time goes time, incorporate this aggression into their trunk. Awarded third place in a competition for built landscape design in Austria (Private Plots 2008), the jury thus (weirdly) considered the project: “Though an ethical understanding of plant treatment is irritating at first, the project communicates a new vocabulary for the investigation of gardens. The ideas are both innovative and controversial, and embody great poetry. A pink curtain instead of a hedge sets new accents; it plays on the contrast between natural and unnatural elements.”

Park at Diagonal Mar / Parc de Diagonal Mar, Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Catalunya, north east Spain
Design: Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT Architects
Park de Diagonal Mar - Garden Buildings
photo © Adrian Welch
Parc de Diagonal Mar

Landscape Architecture Design

Landscape Architecture
Spanish Landscape Architecture
photo : Tomas da Silva

Building with Roof Garden, Singapore Science Centre, Singapore
Design: TR Hamzah Yeang
Singapore Science Centre - Garden Buildings
image from architects
Singapore Science Centre

Grey Walls, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
Lutyens-designed house, Gertrude Jekyll-designed gardens*
Edwin Lutyens House East Lothian - Garden Buildings
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt
The gardens are supposedly by Gertrude Jekyll but we understand there is a lack of documentary evidence. Gertrude worked with Lutyens on many projects, notably in the south of England, but as this project is in Scotland there may be a possibility others were involved.
Grey Walls Hotel

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