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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Garden of Love and Fire in Almere, Netherlands by Studio Daniel Libeskind

 
April 21st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

This quiet meditation garden completed in 1992 is located in the ‘town without a history’ of Almere, The Netherlands.

The garden consists of an observation platform, three narrow water canals, and a fourth dry channel on which an oblong volume is resting.  These lines direct themselves toward three particular locations: Salamanca, Paris, and Almere. They signify a world location in which love (Juan de la Cruz) and fire (Paul Celan) intersect in Almere’s future. The inscribed ciphers refer to the encounter between Juan de la Cruz and Paul Celan in the newly reclaimed land. They become readable at precisely those times when the materiality of forms dissolves into oblivion.

Garden of Love and Fire (Images Courtesy SDL)

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: Garden of Love and Fire
  • Location: Almere, Netherlands
  • Status: Completed
  • Completion: Date 1992
  • Copyright of image: SDL

Garden of Love and Fire (Images Courtesy SDL)

Garden of Love and Fire (Images Courtesy SDL)

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