Some days ago I was greatly surprised by discovering a renovated (I mean the architecture and the gardens) institution, the Fundación Giner De Los Ríos. As it was Sunday only the exhibition halls and gardens were open to visitors. These areas opened recently after a long renovation by architectural studio amid.cero9, and I really liked their approach to consolidate the old buildings with the new ones, creating a one solid architectural compound. I also enjoyed very much the gardens restored by landscaper Teresa Galí-Izar, who worked with the concept of respecting the original garden, maintaining the idea of being the garden the focal and meeting point, as well as conceiving it as a changing and evolving space.
It looks as a secluded garden, in the middle of a busy neighborhood and not very large. One interesting solution is that as there is not enough depth in the ground to plant climbers, trees, or species that would need good ground, as under the garden there are basements, they have used large planting bags especially for climbers that would cover the tubular walls of buildings facing the garden.
I really am interested in following this through the seasons and see how it evolves and what vegetation will be growing in the different micro areas kind of modern parterres.