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Tree Museum / Enea Garden Design

  • Architects: Enea Garden Design
  • Location: Schönbodenstrasse 9, 8640 Rapp
  • Architect In Charge: Enea Garden Design

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From the architect. Landscape "artist" Enzo Enea recently completed the Tree Museum in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, right next to the brand new headquarters for Enea Garden Design designed by Miami based Oppenheim Architecture + Design (more on that soon!).

The museum includes 50 different species on the site of a 14th century monastery, some of them 130 years old. These have been collected by Enzo himself for the past 17 years, sometimes rescuing trees threatened by construction or urban expansion. The collection includes over 2,000 species on an adjacent 2.5 acre park.

A delicate landscape work, using a series of local sandstone walls which frame the trees and generate zen like spaces to contemplate the beauty of the "exhibit".

More photos after the break.

Left: 17. Taxodium distichum, also known as Bald Cypress, is part of the Taxodiaceae family with an origin from Southeastern North America. With a height of 28.05/29.7 ft., the exhibited Bald Cypress is 50-60 years old. Right: 18. Pinus sylvestris, also known as Scotch Pine, is part of the Pinaceae family with an origin from Central Europe. With a height of 9.9/11.55 ft., the exhibited Scotch Pine is 50-60 years old / © Enea
Left: 17. Taxodium distichum, also known as Bald Cypress, is part of the Taxodiaceae family with an origin from Southeastern North America. With a height of 28.05/29.7 ft., the exhibited Bald Cypress is 50-60 years old. Right: 18. Pinus sylvestris, also known as Scotch Pine, is part of the Pinaceae family with an origin from Central Europe. With a height of 9.9/11.55 ft., the exhibited Scotch Pine is 50-60 years old / © Enea
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