COSMIC RINGS OF CERN

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Cern, Geneva, Switzerland

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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.

NEWS

- 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 - January 2019 Ruins Studio published by TASCHEN in "Homes for our time -Contemporary Houses around the World"  -September 2018 Ruins Studio shortlisted for the "Dezeen Award" in the category Architecture/House - November 2017 Ruins Studio, Scotland wins the "GIA Supreme Award" & the "GIA Award 2017" in the category "Residential"  https://gia-org-uk.squarespace.com/ -June 2017 Talk with Lily Jencks: "LONGEVITY Cure and Care in Creation @ London Festival of Architecture