Hannover Herrenhausen Gardens

Pioneering landscape that modified micro-climate extremes through the landscape design

Before sustainability became everyday practise, we realised that micro-climatic extremes could be avoided through simple landscape measures.


The landscape design for the space around a new tropical conservatory for Herrenhausen Gardens was informed by the need to optimise winter light levels within the conservatory to increase the growth rate of the plants. Working with architect Ray Hole and Structural Engineers AKT we produced a concept that maximised the internal volume of the conservatory by placing a tilted dome roof above an excavated bowl, moderating internal temperatures using ground modelling, screening and careful selection of materials.