Arcadia Nursery 

| Edinburgh, Scotland | erz

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The site for the new nursery forms part of the landscape buffer at the edge of the Kings Buildings Campus at the University of Edinburgh (UoE). The site had many existing qualities featuring over 30 mature trees, meadow grasses and a sea of daffodils in the spring. 

The brief set was to design and build a new nursery garden as part of the consolidation of the UoE’s existing two nurseries into a single purpose built facility. The new nursery was to be a unique environment that would reflect the quality and standards of the UoE. The nursery wanted to promote the ideas of free play and have elements of forest schools and natural play within the garden.
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| Edinburgh, Scotland | erz

STUDENT PROJECT | In Between Layer of History and Optional Remembrance | Anca-Elena Panait

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It is apparent that the site is scarred by history and that the necessity for memory is eminent.

And that is what mostly influenced my decisions. Besides the site’s history, users memories are important as well. There was a clear decision that needed to be done: How do you balance the daily activities of a park with the touristic and memorial aspects?

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