COSMIC RINGS OF CERN
Cern, Geneva, Switzerland
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.