NatraTex Cotswold Used in a School Garden in Hammersmith
NatraTex Cotswold, known for being sympathetically pleasing to the surrounding areas as well as its tranquil appearance was used to create reflection areas for students to rest and relax.
Schools are recognising the importance of gardens and quiet spaces and the role they play in providing places for contemplating in a busy world.
With a packed academic schedule, social media and other demands and distractions. Children today are faced with an unprecedented amount of stress and anxiety. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, a quarter of 13 to 18-year-olds will experience an anxiety disorder.
Therefore, when this girls’ school, which is situated in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, required a specially designed space to enable their students to benefit from taking time out. The carefully planned area utilised a range of hard landscaping features.
How NatraTex Cotswold was Used Within the Project
A long outdoor corridor of turfed squares brings students away from the main buildings into a much quieter zone. The pattern has been replicated with dark metal geometric arches to give the place a sense of height and a subtle hint of enclosure. Flanked by planted borders there are benches and seated areas set back. Large decorative pebble-like boulders are used as features and points of interest, their smooth oval shape softening the angular structures. The waved design of the surfacing is evocative of water and the peace and tranquillity it brings.
NatraTex Cotswold has been used as surfacing which linked between the different zones and seating areas. Its subtle colour palette contributes perfectly to the calmer feel within the garden.
Both NatraTex Cotswold colours were designed to be SUDs compliant and were used alongside each other as well as other hard landscaping aesthetics to create an idyllic design for this grade ii listed building. This project showcased its appearance, durability and versatile nature. Providing a smooth surface with no trip hazards to fulfil all practical safety requirements while also delivering a wonderful finish.
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