Comparing nature and urban design.  An installation integrates the forest and the city
Comparing nature and urban design. An installation integrates the forest and the city

The Forêt project was conceived as an intervention aimed at raising awareness of the real and radical gap between the nature and the city. Thanks to 30 laminated pine panels, mecanismo studio creates an urban forest that can be permeated and crossed

The implementation of the installation located in front of the church of Saint-Sever in Rouen, France, has as its starting point 30 laminated pine panels that are arranged with simple geometric rules, giving rise to an organic and complex space

Comparing nature and urban design.  An installation integrates the forest and the city

This new ecosystem exploits the urban void and generates a kind of forest that the citizens can permeate and cross, with lights, shadows and spatial diversity. The panels were positioned to form an orthogonal grid and subsequently trimmed by cutting corners of varying sizes

Comparing nature and urban design.  An installation integrates the forest and the city

From the original rectangular panels, several triangular pieces were obtained, which when combined, give rise to rhomboidal figures that form trees over 4 meters high. To generate greater visual complexity, some panels incorporate mirrors of different shades that recreate the color of the forest in the fall

Comparing nature and urban design.  An installation integrates the forest and the city

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