After winning silver-gilt in 2016, let’s hope Hwang Hay-joung earns a medal upgrade this year:
LG Eco-City Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show
22 – 26 May
Designed by: Hay-Joung Hwang
Built by: Randle Siddeley Ltd
Sponsored by: LG Electronics
LG Eco-City Garden represents the green space allocated to one housing unit in a ‘vertical forest’ of residential apartments. It integrates our increased dependency on technology with a requirement to be mindful of the environmental issues posed by contemporary lifestyles, as well as to reduce pollution specifically in areas of high population density.
Each household has its own spacious terraces, accessed from the kitchen and designed to receive plenty of sunlight. The plants and trees play a role in the seasonal control of oxygen generation, humidity control, temperature moderation and the reduction of carbon dioxide. Running water provides a filter for noise pollution.
Trees and a variety of other plant species soften the visual impact of the architecture and the whole showcases a closer interaction between concrete, glass and the greener environment. Addressing serious concern about the decline of pollinators and their habitats, the naturalistic planting scheme shows how to incorporate wildflowers, perennials and a looser meadow-style planting into a garden.
The garden is also supported by Boffi, LG Hausys, LG Solar and John Cullen Lighting
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.