You don’t have to travel far for some good outdoor design vibe. Closer near than afar to me is Pagoden. A construction from the 1920s built as a headquarter for the Tobacco Monopoly. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden. As I understand it the criss cross pattern facade seen from the courtyard was not part of the original construction. It was added in connection with major restoration in the noughties. The cool factor is VERY high. New and innovative design that fits the original building hand in glove. And what a backdrop for courtyard experiences.
Facade facing the courtyard of Pagoden, Gothenburg, Sweden
The entire style of this place, in my opinion, demands a modern garden vibe. And has been given one too. There are raised corten steel borders wherever you look. Filled with bamboo, holly, taxus, ivy and winged spindle. An absolute winner, to me, was the Chamaecyparis lawsoniana / rusty colour of the corten steel combo. I mentioned my liking for this some time ago. Regeneration like this is magical to experience.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana and corten steel
Facade of the Pagoden
A container with a past