Lily Jencks was asked to design a linear garden to create the VIP entrance area for Thomas Heatherwick's british pavilioin at the World Expo in Shanghai. The linear planting design reflects the narrow nature of the site, while the plants chosen --a mixture of grasses-- were chosen to relect the long tendrils of Heatherwick's Dandelion. 

The grasses were planted in a gradient pattern using size of plant and spacing between plant to create a smooth gradient between each species. 

JencksSquared Team: Lily Jencks






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Shangai, World Expo, 2013


VIP entrance to British pavillion


Landscape Architect

Lily Jencks


- 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" -June 2017 Talk with Lily Jencks: "LONGEVITY Cure and Care in Creation @ London Festival of Architecture