15 Aug '16, 8am

Snhettas wave-inspired landscape blends land art with functionality

Snhettas wave-inspired landscape blends land art with functionality

Undulating grassy swells reminiscent of ocean waves dominate the MAX IV Laboratory landscape and are placed in an arc formation radiating out of the circular, Fojab -designed synchrotron facility. Inspired by the rural landscape and perhaps radiation waves, the sinuous landscape is more than just eye candy. The landscape architects used computer models to design a wave landscape that mitigated ground vibrations, optimized cut and fill strategies, and used the valleys of the mounds to manage stormwater onsite, with help from a dry and wet pond. Maintenance is minimized thanks to the use of local native meadow grasses, which can be trimmed with grazing sheep.

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