16. LA BALANCE
How do we control our desires? How do we tread the path of life avoiding ‘sins’ that make true contentment impossible to achieve at the end...? How can we protect ourselves from temptation from the seven deadly sins? How then, do we attain happiness and harmony without falling prey to the seduction of sin?
The concept behind this design is to highlight the internal conflicts we all endure in every day life in resisting the temptation to sin.
A key feature of the garden is to interrogate the definition of the 7 Deadly Sins and the 7 Heavenly Virtues in timber black rendered monoliths on two sides of the garden. Each post symbolises a sin and a virtue in conflict with each other. These opposite attractions are connected by ‘see-saw’ structures which symbolise the relationship between and indicate the need for ‘balance’ to achieve harmony in life.
Hay Joung Hwang is a qualified professional landscape architect who works in UK since 2009. She has delivered many high profile public and private spaces in UK and Europe. Hay’s broad range of experience, keen interest in culture and enthusiasm for what influences and makes meaningful and memorable spaces around the world is at the heart of her design philosophy.
Simon Kitchin has been immersed in the field of landscape design and implementation for the last 20 years. His attention to detail is enhanced by an intrinsic passion for design. Simon has worked on numerous residential and commercial projects in UK, Europe and Asia, his mission is to provide innovative, sustainable landscape designs of uncompromising quality. He has a wealth of experience in leading teams from inception through to implementation on a wide variety of projects across the UK, Europe and Asia. His technical expertise and intimate working knowledge of the processes of project delivery is central to his approach and have afforded Simon an insight and clarity of vision in dynamic problem solving through the most complex and intricate of projects.