lausanne jardins 2019


Nature vivante

Soutènement de Saint-Paul

©LJ19/Stéphanie Gygax©LJ19/Stéphanie Gygax©LJ19/Stéphanie Gygax©LJ19/Stéphanie Gygax

Soil is a rich and mysterious world. Away from prying eyes, the Earth’s fertile crust is continuously changing. As a cross-section here, it remains hidden, contained by a wall. Nature Vivante (“Living Nature”) reveals the behind-the-scenes by projecting on this stone façade what it is holding back: the ground and its three horizons, i.e. the bedrock, the substratum and the topsoil. A picture that is painted one day at a time, while rain and sunlight liberate the organic matter — the seeds about to germinate — and the plant pigments contained in the pockets scattered along the wall. A living image, continuously modified by natural processes of erosion, oxidation and decomposition.


Andreas Boden, architecte paysagiste, urbaniste (AT)
Nicole la Hausse de Lalouvière, architecte (MU)

Partners & Implementation

Optigrün International AG, Krauchenwies-Göggingen
Seilerei Wüstner GmbH, Mellau
Leitner Leinen, Ulrichsberg
Kremer Pigmente GmbH & Co. KG, Aichstetten

List of Plants and Materials

Campanule, Campanula pyramidalis
Capillaire des murailles, Asplenium trichomanes
Cymbalaire des murs, Cymbalaria muralis
Marjolaine sauvage, Origanum vulgare
Myosotis des bois, Myosotis sylvatica