In the heart of the Khaketi region, in the centre of medieval city Telavi, a new hotel by Amdl office will rise. The architecture itself, the context and the medieval wall of the area are the inspiration for the landscape design project. The project is a reinterpretation, in a contemporary view, of the medieval garden: the hortus conclusus. The new landscape is characterized by a succession of small ‘secret rooms’ which embraces the building, representing the natural extension of the different functions inside the building.
TELAVI – GEORGIA
The cloister becomes the ‘Welcome Garden’, featured by a green carpet composed by topiary shrubs of different heights and species, a collection of grapevines and a stone paving composed by different patterns inspired by traditional Georgian walls.
The medieval ‘hortus’ is here reinterpreted by a vegetable
garden which produces vegetables and fruits for the hotel restaurant that faces on an intimate and romantic garden characterized by a flowered pergola, espalier fruit trees and cherry trees, as a modern representation of the ancient orchard. Then, the leisure and relax garden is composed by open air ‘living rooms’.
The green carpet
The ‘living rooms’ are separated by hedges in shape, opened towards the Caucasus panorama. Next to the SPA and pool area the Aromatherapy and Chromotherapy Garden are characterized by specific and peculiar flowering choices. These thematic gardens are surrounded by a perimetral hedge which follows the ancient medieval walls.