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Janet Rosenberg & Studio Creates a Secret Rooftop Healing Garden for Cancer Patients

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Composed of colourful blown glass flowers, this healing garden gives cancer patients messages of hope

It was a delicate brief: design a healing garden for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre on the hospital’s 14th floor – with no provisions for water or maintenance. Landscape architect Janet Rosenberg & Studio looked to nature for inspiration and found a poetic solution: colourful hand-blown glass flowers fabricated by Fuel Glassworks arranged outside patient’s windows.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Healing Garden Janet Rosenberg Toronto Designlines Magazine

Framed by geometric boxwood parterres, the everlasting blooms each correspond to a traditional Victorian sentiment: pink for compassion, purple for strength, red for courage.

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Get a closer look at what you can expect to find in the 2024 New Builds Issue of Designlines Magazine

In the 2024 Spring/Summer Issue of Designlines, we focus on New Builds and “celebrate the profound impact of creating something new, not just as an architectural endeavour but as a testament to laying down roots and shaping the very essence of our city’s identity,” editor-in-chief Joseph Cicerone writes.

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