Project: Concept and detail design of the Park of the Presidential Palace of Djibouti
Location: Djibouti City, Djibouti
Client: The Government of Djibouti
Cost of total Works: 2,085,000 €
Services: Landscape design, lighting design, irrigation design
Period: 01/2014 – 05/2014
The design of the park of the Presidential Palace in Djibouti originates from an exclusive study carried out on the basis of the specific needs to decorate the site pertaining to the most representative building of the Country. The park has been designed as a formal Italian garden with geometric hedges, accurate choice of colours and proportions and broad prospects.
The project occupy an area of land of approximately 30,000 square meters, in addition to the adjacent heliport and guest parking areas.
The park has been organized so as to transfer a strong and pleasant impact to its audience, giving the viewer an immediate intuition of its operation, geometries and paths. The colours are soft and lacking contrast, with the simple and elegant style that characterizes the park of the Presidential Palace.
The arid climate of Djibouti has been a strong obstacle for the design of the park, overcome by appropriate species selection and an equally careful design of the irrigation system. In fact, the choice of plant species (like palms) has followed criteria linked to the shape and colours, as well as to their environmental adaptability.
In addition to the landscape design, the project includes the design of the lighting and the irrigation systems. A solar panel system has been designed in order to make the park energy independent, contributing to its sustainability. The irrigation system includes both the drip and the sprinkler irrigation, providing an adequate water supply by limiting water waste.
The lighting system enhances the scenic character of the park also during night time.
The staff involved in the following project includes: one architect, one electrical engineer, one hydraulic engineer, an agronomist, a resident engineer, a project coordinator together with the project manager (others as required by specific needs).