Nostos is the return to nature. Letting the plant revolution colonise man-made spaces. It sprouts a new garden aesthetic, no longer ‘picturesque’ but free from strict control. The garden of the future will welcome the wild world and indulge new spontaneous and resilient forms. It will investigate new expressions of design that can be inspired by nature, integrating it and introducing the “non-project”. Humans look after it and carry out good procedures to encourage the development of an autonomous ecosystem. A path on an angular, geometric paved surface winds among plants that seem to emerge from the cracks in the man-made elements. The vegetation insinuates itself into the increasingly dense green patterns, creating an ascending climax of herbaceous, shrubby and tree-like plants.
The visitor goes through and experiences a path of rediscovery of his relationship with nature in three moments in a progressive cancellation of the man-made. As if you were in the wilderness, you are surrounded by a feeling of mystery and discovery. Nature seems to take over, creating a tangle. At the end of the trail, the visitor no longer recognises the visible signs of man. The sinuosity of the forms and the harmony of these unique plants lead to a reflection and an intimate introspection.
In this last area, which features an oak tree, tree and seed meet in an antinomy that emphasises their ancestral relationship. The seed tells us the time we have to wait. It is mystery, it is curiosity. Sowing is an active gesture, to take root, to spread, to share, a ritual act, to write the future, looking to future generations, which the visitor can do by picking up a seed and taking it with them.