INTERNATIONAL STAR ARCHITECTURE AS A GUARANTEE OF EXCLUSIVITY AND LUXURY.
PECULIARITY THROUGH OUTSTANDING ARCHITECTURE
In the project „Villa Eden - Gardone“, several distinguished architects are responsible for the realisation of this resort: David Chipperfield, Richard Meier and Matteo Thun give the project a very special quality and exclusivity due to their exquisite and internationally recognised work.
EXCLUSIVITY THROUGH UNIQUENESS
The architects have managed to comply with an individual design of each of the luxury villas and to meet the high standards of future owners. In the representational project it is therefore not about a uniform residential area, but a homogeneous over-all project with unique luxury villas as unique works. The project is gently embedded in the olive groves which are typical for the region. The complex, which is to be realised, consists of eight buildings and a Clubhouse - all with magnificent views of Lake Garda.
The Clubhouse created by the Milanese star architect Matteo Thun is in the centre of the overall ensemble. A wellness centre with spa and beauty and a classy restaurant with a design wine cooler also belong to the repertoire of this luxury Clubhouse. A library with „cigar Room“ and a terrace with a breathtaking panorama complete the splendour and luxury of this complex.
LANDSCAPING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
The high-quality landscape design, created by the internationally known and renowned garden designer Enzo Enea, represents a further highlight of the project: The entire property will be transformed into a park-like natural paradise on the slopes of Lake Garda with a little effort and imagination.
"RICHARD MEIER" ARCHITECTURE
„We have designed our Villa with the intent to capture the magnificent light of Lago di Garda in all its dramatic hues and shades and to carefully frame the views of the Lake and the extraordinary landscape for each space in the Villa. This is what we are interested in: the light as building material and the views as inspiration.“
Richard Meier & Partners, April 2011
Richard Meier studied architecture until 1957 at Cornell University and opened his own architecture office in Essex Fells, New Jersey in 1963 after he had worked for Marcel Breuer among others.
He received orders for detached houses and villas, elegant white buildings that are not related to the so-called „Bauhaus style“, but to the domestic architecture of Le Corbusier, as Meier repeatedly emphasized. Almost all other buildings designed by him are connected to this style. They are decorated in white and strict geometric forms and are characterised by light-flooded interiors.
One of his few deviating exceptions to his principle to build exclusively in white is the Getty Centre (also: Grotta House, Westchester House and Des Moines Art Centre addition). At the Getty Centre, the builders insisted on a colour adapting to the landscape, Meier, in contrast, on pure white. The compromise manifests itself to each visitor of the Getty Centre at first glance: All the buildings are painted in light ochre, the specially created „Getty White“.
“We build to protect ourselves from nature. Buildings neutralise nature. They help us to stay dry, cool and warm. Having achieved this protected condition we attempt to reintroduce, in a controlled way, the elements that we seek shelter from, for it is these elements that give significance to our life: a warm ray of light, a cool breeze, a view of the garden.“
David Chipperfield, “Theoretical Practice”, London 1994, Page 51
Chipperfield was trained by Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. Since 1984 he is self-employed. He now maintains offices in London, Berlin and Milan, and a representative office in Shanghai.
Chipperfield was the only British architect who was shortlisted to receive the contract to design the Tate modern museum in London. He designed the Figge Art Museum in Davenport and the award-winning River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames with green oak cladding, concrete and glass. Many of his buildings are, however, abroad, particularly in Japan and Germany.
In January 2006 in Marbach am Neckar he handed over the Museum of Modern Literature as part of the German literature archive in Marbach.
In 2007 he was awarded the Stirling Prize for it. In 2007 he was awarded the contract for the implementation of his award-winning design of the new building of the Museum Folkwang in Essen.
He is a visiting professor at the London College of the Arts, a professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and holds the Mies van der Rohe Chair at the Escola Tecnica Superior ‚Arquitectura in Barcelona.
"MATTEO THUN" ARCHITECTURE
„Lake Garda is a childhood dream: Lemons, olives, white limestone - the lake is almost a sea! ‚Villa Eden Gardone‘ in its private park is one of the most beautiful locations, here.“
Matteo Thun was born in 1952 in Bolzano, Italy. He studied at the Salzburg Academy under Oskar Kokoschka and completed his architectural studies in 1975, together with Adolfo Natalini, in Florence.
In 1978 he moved to Milan, where he met Ettore Sottsass and worked with him. In 1981 he co-founded the Memphis Group, which significantly shaped the design movement of the eighties. In the following year he was awarded a professorship at the Vienna Academy of product design and ceramics. After he left the Memphis Group, he founded the Studio Matteo Thun in Milan in 1984 and was creative director at Swatch from 1990 to 1993.
Matteo Thun won the ADI Compasso d‘Oro Award for design excellence three times. In 2001 the Side Hotel Hamburg, which was designed by him, was elected Hotel of the Year, the Vigilus Mountain Resort won the Wallpaper Design Award 2004 and the Radisson SAS Frankfurt was awarded the Worldwide Hospitality Award for best reopened hotel in 2005.
Since December 2004, Matteo Thun has been a member of the Interior Hall of Fame in New York and a member of RIBA, the Royal Association of British Architects.
„An outstanding opportunity for all parties concerned...client, buyers, architects. A great convergence. European, urban, distinct.“
Marc Mark was born in 1967 in Dusseldorf and was raised in Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. After a draftsman apprenticeship, he studied architecture at the prestigious University of Applied Sciences in Biberach / Ulm. After his graduation in 1995 he made his way south to Munich, where he completed his first years of experience from the prestigious and internationally known office Auer and Weber. His next professional post led him to Innsbruck in 2004. In 2007 Mark founded the office sphere together with Christoph Achammer (ATP), which he has led since that time as owner.
Numerous won national and international competitions accompany the career path of Mark, which is characterised in particular by the execution of large and small projects. „Any design or construction project must always lead to an individual solution, which receives its unique identity together with all parameters.“ Mark‘s interest in design was early and thus he succumbed gladly and often to the fascination of the coexistence of advanced technologies and the creation of atmospheres.
Sphere focuses on the edge of the actual disciplines and leads the work of architects in its increasing complexity in interdisciplinary teams in a new context. The reputation derived from history as a generalist has developed into a state of mind. This attitude is the basis for communication and a guarantee for the understanding of individual loose networks of combined specialists. Specialist through very specific knowledge - generalist through the way to think.
The complexity and depth of individual con-struction tasks is no longer to be grasped differently. The „Villa Eden“ led Marc Mark and his project manager Paul Ohnmacht and Klaus Hessenberger a little further south again.
"ENZO ENEA" ARCHITECTURE
Enzo Enea’s landscape architecture is dedicated to the architectural design of landscapes, covering all phases from initial planning to the final realisation of projects, always aimed at improving people’s quality of life. One crucial objective thereby is to develop a genuine understanding for the respective environment and acknowledge its diversity. Enea’s distinctive and characteristic design combines landscape features and architecture by dissolving the line between indoor and outdoor spaces and merging both domains into one unit. The company’s unique strength lies in its unrivalled individual service, offering clients the complete realisation of their projects from a single source – from the planning and construction phases to the design and installation of irrigation systems and lighting solutions, select furniture for gardens and terraces, and beyond. Once the project has been completed, clients also have comprehensive garden care services at their disposal.
Enzo Enea has made a name for himself in the field of landscape architecture far beyond the borders of Switzerland. His company, established in 1993, enjoys an excellent international reputation. Enea’s skill in realising complex and demanding designs has earned him considerable recognition around the globe. The spectrum of his work ranges from private gardens and terraces or landscape projects for restaurants and hotels to corporate gardens, public parks and golf courses. The cornerstone of the internationally active company was laid by Enea’s father, who for a period of more than 30 years managed his own business for garden decoration. After taking over his father’s business in 1990, Enzo Enea founded Enea GmbH in Schmerikon at the head of Lake Zurich. Today, Enea landscape architecture employs a staff of around 140 professionals.
In April 2008 the company transferred its headquarters to Rapperswil‐Jona on Lake Zurich. The modern complex comprises of an artificial lake lined with lava stone, an exhibition area for garden furniture, a museum shop, as well as the company’s own joinery workshop. In 2009, the building received the Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award. One year later, Enea finalised the 75,000 square metre (18.5 acre) showroom and park complex integrating an arboretum and tree museum of 10,000 square metres (2.5 acres). The large collection of rare specimen trees, paired with archaic stonework structures, creates unconventional outdoor spaces. With his tree museum, Enzo Enea has realised his vision of choreographing landscape, botany, architecture, art and design. The park surrounding the tree museum serves as a landscape architecture and space laboratory. Enea’s branch office in Miami, Florida, was opened in 2005.
Also in 2005, Enea opened its Outside-In Garden Concept Store located in the centre of Zurich, where lovers of exquisite garden art can find exclusive collections of garden furniture, pots, sculptures and a selection of limited unique objects. Enzo Enea’s garden projects have attracted great attention around the globe. Several of his designs received Gold Awards at the Giardina show in Zurich, and in 1998 the visionary landscape architect scored an extraordinary success: he won the Newcomer Award at London’s prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. So far, Enea has designed more than 800 gardens and installations creating “open air rooms”. Enea’s success is based on his visionary creative power, paired with the precise and clear realisation of projects. As a result, every project is distinctive and unique. His creations are comprehensively documented in the book ‘enea private gardens’.