“An exciting interplay of herbaceous plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees unfolds on the plaza.”
Born in 1944, Oudolf is the ever-popular darling of the art and design world. His breakthrough in America came in 2000 with the design for the Lurie Garden in Chicago, a public garden on a once neglected piece of urban land where a disused railway line lay. He has just completed the spectacular Mediterranean garden for the prominent Hauser & Wirth art gallery in Menorca.
The experience of all four seasons is central. A Piet Oudolf garden is often very beautiful, especially in winter. That also applies to Q Residences. On the plaza between Quartz and Qube, an attractive interplay of herbaceous plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees unfolds in an arranged pattern of steel planters. The positioning of the planters gives direction to flowing walking lines that take the windfall into account. The tile pattern on the ground is derived from the building, with a custom design; the finishing of the tiles is in line with the surrounding tiling of the municipality.
The plaza connects the two buildings and gives extra cachet to the new outdoor space with a special tile pattern and dynamic, year-round planting. The vegetation consists of perennials, shrubs and trees. Piet Oudolf made the design in collaboration with Deltavormgroep.