Figment – PVSeed

New York | Governor's Island | Competition - Installation


 

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In the middle of the Parade Ground, six fractal trees grow in a circle, forming a central glade for gathering. At the heart are six barrels with pumps connecting hoses affixed to the tree tops. Visitors enter and labor to send nutrient water up to careen down through roots gathered in mesh pots and perforated cups.

Rather than add bulk or toxic gas to landfills, scrap pvc pipe is joined to make the City of Dreams 2015 Pavilion an educational living system. When summer ends, the components will be disassembled and distributed as planters to visitors across the city.