The Urban Seedlings
Plaza del Mercado – Concéntrico 08
THE URBAN SEEDLINGS, besides being an atlas of multi-functional furniture, is a spatial commentary on the irresponsible disposal of city greenery during the public areas pseudo-revitalization processes. Emphasizing the role of nature in the city, the installation re-greens urban space using the means the architects use most efficiently – sketches on a plan. The project is inspired by various ways the architects draw greenery, translating simplistic, pop sketches into three-dimensional objects.
The drawings of greenery become urban totems serving as seating, playground elements, meeting points and conversation pieces. By arranging those in the Plaza del Mercado the installation greens the square anew, offering what trees used to provide – shade, rest and a meeting place.
THE URBAN SEEDLINGS formulate a strong visual statement on the vital role of the city greenery and the opportunities it provides in strengthening local community and enriching a local context.