Some landscape design projects are breathtaking. As strange as it may seem, ancient castles may become summer private villas. It’s not our business to discuss the costs of this royal treatment, but we would like to take a look in the garden of the castle. Not necessarily because it is something fabulous, but because it is a monumental landscape design project.The Peratallada Castle is located in Catalonia, Spain and it is included in the National heritage buildings lot, being preserved for its medieval past. Mesura studio had the opportunity to design its garden and landscape, taking into consideration its historic and artistic value. One of the major problems of this landscape design project was the complex topography of the site: 2m drop from the street level to the entrance door. Therefore, the designers thought to plant three different platforms to solve the problem. A tall Acacia hundred-year-old tree dominates the space, functioning as a focal point of the intervention. Moreover, a pool adds dynamism to the space, allowing beautiful landscape reflections in its water. In order to produce a sustainable garden, the project was conceived to recollect the rainwater, even from the house roof, and retain it in a medieval well dig out in the natural stone soil.
The landscape design project was spotted on archdaily.com.