Designed by:

Cern, Geneva, Switzerland

Public landscape

On hold

Landscape Architect

Charles Jencks with Lily Jencks (JencksSquared) in collaboration with GroupH Architects

​Site view: artists impression of Cosmic Rings Landscape by Madelon Vriesendorp, Green Oasis, landforms and integrated buildings for CERN.  This is a new vision for the CERN campus where scientists are trying to comprehend the ultimate particles of the universe.

The garden is organized using an ancient symbol of the cosmic uroborus, (depicting a serpent eating its own tail) which is used to arrange everything in the Universe from the smallest Dark Matter, to the largest Galaxy superclusters.

Whether the serpent is eating its own tail, and if there is a Grand Unified Theory (that relates quantum mechanics to the laws of gravity) is one of the many important questions that CERN is considering.  

Site plan showing the existing Globe building and landform pathways with integrated buildings

JencksSquared Team: Charles Jencks, Lily Jencks, Megan Burke.


December 2020 Lily Jencks on Super Jury at World Architecture Festival. November 2020 Lily Jencks Judging Panel RIBA Silver Medal. October 2020 Talk with Lily Jencks @MSCTY_SPACE part of London Festival of Architecture "Unseen Architecture"- 19 March 2020 Talk with Lily Jencks @ Clemenger Auditorium, Melbourne for "Transformative landscapes: Designing the healthy city" - October 2019 Ruins Studio wins the ABB Leaf Award in the category "Best New Start-Up Practice Project" -June 2019 LJS Quintessentially English: What does it mean to be Native, listed as 1 of 10 unmissable events and exhibitions @ London Festival of Architecture 2019 - 22 June 2019 Talk with Lily Jencks at Cabot Square for 'Quintessential English Garden' as part of the LFA - February 2019 Lily Jencks Studio winner @ SURFACE DESIGN AWARD in the category"Housing Interior Surface" with the project Powis Cloud