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International Garden Festival | Hortillonnages Amiens

To all visitors, 
We thank you for coming in large numbers to discover the creations of the 12th edition of the International Garden Festival | Hortillonnages Amiens.
Currently closed, the Festival will reopen its doors from Thursday May 26 to Sunday October 16, 2022.

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We look forward to welcoming you on the next edition !

The team of Art & Jardins | Hauts-de-France

592 > Italian Garden of Peace, 2018

592 > Italian Garden of Peace, 2018
Friday August 3rd, 2018 Alexandre Lefèvre
  • Lorenza Bartolazzi, Luca Catalano & Claudia Clementini © Yann Monel
  • Lorenza Bartolazzi, Luca Catalano & Claudia Clementini © Yann Monel
  • Lorenza Bartolazzi, Luca Catalano & Claudia Clementini © Yann Monel
  • Lorenza Bartolazzi, Luca Catalano & Claudia Clementini © Lorenza Bartolazzi, Luca Catalano & Claudia CLementini

592 > Italian Garden of Peace, 2018

Built on a ridge on the Chemin des Dames, the village of Vieux Craonne was completely destroyed during the First World War. Many Italian fighters were killed during this battle and landscapers Lorenza Bartolazzi, Luca Catalano and Claudia Clementini have created a garden in memory of 592 soldiers buried nearby in the cemetery of Soupire. To highlight the tormented topography of the site of Vieux Craonne, deformed by bombs, the designers have covered some hollows with a layer of clay which retain rainwater like tears, reflecting the sky and the leaves of the undergrowth. Planted among the trees, a tight frame of stakes symbolizes the battalions of soldiers fallen during the combat: in the spring they are lit by an explosion of colours which comes to light them beginning with the red of tulips, in memory of the combatants.The blooms then continue until autumn, with a predominance of bluish hues. In winter, the garden dies back, and the hollows fill with water from the melting snow, keeping the memory of the place alive until the return of summer.



 

The artist

Lorenza Bartolazzi, Luca Catalano & Claudia Clementini

Lorenza Bartolazzi was born in 1969, Luca Catalano was born in 1974 and Claudia Clementini was born in 1968, they live and work in Rome (Italy). After having worked together on and off for 20 years and then having worked within Franco Zagari's agency, they decided to pool their expertise to work on joint projects. They also continue to teach landscape architecture at Quasar Design University in Rome.