Concept and challenges: The 19th edition of the International Garden Festival, presented at Les Jardins de Metis takes place in the Gaspésie region of Quebec starting June 22, 2018. The festival continuously explores the idea of ephemeral gardens and awareness of the beauty of nature. This year theme: “Landscape II - Go play outside!”
Humà Design and Architecture has therefore imagined a space, materialized by an impressive and playful construction in which families and children can enjoy gathering and playing together, surrounded by nature.
The extensive structure filled with meanings is delicately placed inside Les Jardins de Métis, for the time of a summer.
Noticeable from a distance, the size and the symbolic value of this structure intrigues you instantly. Visitors can touch it, climb it, make it their own and reinterpret it according to their desires. Decontextualized, with aquatic colors, it is found in Metis-Sur-Mer, in a terrestrial, rocky, mineral and vegetal environment. We can celebrate, walk around, and lie down on this artificial and poetic form, inside a natural environment. Le Rocher très Percé is festive and respectful of the cultural and natural landscape that is Les Jardins de Métis.