Wednesday23 August 2017

Feix & Merlin previews Chelsea pavilion

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Architect unveils Canadian-themed feature for 2017 flower show

Feix & Merlin Architects has created a pavilion inspired by the Boreal Forest in Canada for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The practice’s design will feature in the Royal Bank of Canada’s garden at this year’s event – for many a horticultural highlight of the year, which kicks off next week.

Practice director Julia Feix said the pavilion design drew from the waterways and geology of the northern Ontario forest.

“We were inspired by the materials and textures of the Boreal Forest and have used black charred timber larch, and aged patinated copper in the design,” she said.

“The pavilion rises up from the ground to create a shelter and canopy, with a picture window and thin vertical louvres, that frame views of the planting.” The scheme features 13 vertical louvres, a reference to Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

The overall design of the Royal Bank of Canada garden is by Charlotte Harris.



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