Magny-le-Hongre, France (2005)
design team: D PAYSAGE (lead landscape architect)
D PAYSAGE : Diala Haddad, Virginie Michaud
surface area: 18 500 m²
budget: 950 000 € HT
The site of the Radisson Golf Hotel adjoins the Disneyland Paris golf course, which surrounds it on three sides. The landscaping takes this into account and highlights the value of the existing site, incorporating strong elements of the site such as the topography, that offers views towards the golf course, the undulating nature of the course itself and the small lake below that borders the south western edge of the site, providing an attractive foreground within the overall landscape. The main entrance to the hotel is planted with a row of cherry trees in continuity with the existing row. It forms an avenue that leads to the domain from the local road. A grid of ornamental flowering trees, in reference to the local orchards is interspersed with the parking spaces. This grid continues towards the western side of the hotel integrating a cricket ground and a children’s play area. The vegetation around the site merges with the existing planting on the golf course to form a single canvas. The interior courtyards of the hotel are designed in a simple and minimalist fashion using a farmyard vocabulary. The secondary courtyard to the south of the project includes a vegetable garden enclosed by a hedge, giving it an intimate feel and framing the view of the golf course.