Edward Hamling

The Wanderer's Garden

Bachelor of Design with Honours

Holistic therapies are becoming increasingly acknowledged as effective aids to mental healthcare. The Wanderer’s Garden explores the relationship between music therapy and green therapy, proposing a purpose-built facility for restorative practices. Receptive and active techniques derived from music therapy and green therapy inform the design of a series of interactive spatial instruments scattered throughout a walled garden of native vegetation. Sited in the abandoned Tip Top Bread Factory in Newtown, walking distance from the CBD, Matairangi and existing healthcare, The Wanderer’s Garden provides a safe haven for healing, hidden from the chaos of everyday life.
Block 12 Level D