This is one of those large inner courtyards that you find in nice hotels in the middle of European cities, particularly in older buildings. They’re a bit sad in winter when you use live plants, so the plan here was to make it both year-round and more ‘3D’ with some 3-5m camellia trees, living walls and bamboo groves. The earth in front of the living walls is so that seasonal flowers can be planted to give the best of both worlds. 410