The Garden

The Garden was developed as a concept design for Frankfurts candidature as European Green Capital 2012. The sculpture resembles a seedling, with the leaf modelled on the street – map of the city and serves as a display for the citys energy expenditure.

The various parts of the ‘plant’ have been individually coated in electroluminescent paint. Each vein of the discernibly represents a street, the intensity of which emanating glow conveys that particular streets energy efficiency. The brighter the light, the cleaner the street.

Below the seedling is a soft space of grass covered mounds facilitating sitting or even lying down. Upon entering this space the light animation changes and a supporting soundscape is introduced to portray the development of Frankfurt/Main to become a CO2 neutral city.

Below is the presentation video:


This is an animation explaining the modelling of the seedling sculpture.