An installation in the center of Milan to investigate the relationship between public green spaces and construction

An installation in the center of Milan to investigate the relationship between public green spaces and construction

 

An enchanted garden containing tall trees, shrubs and flowers was created amidst the tall buildings of Piazza Gae Aulenti during the Salone del Mobile: the evocative project designed by Pierattelli Architetture offered nearly 10,000 visitors a precious place in which to re-experience the relationship between man and nature.

For the FuoriSalone 2018 the Florentine architecture firm created a locus amoenus to reflect on the relationship between the vertical city and the importance of green spaces in which to rediscover a more intimate dimension of time. The installation explored the possible cohabitation of these two levels of architecture, which will be increasingly connected in the future: the urban scale and the ‘human scale.’

In the heart of the new Innovation Design District, symbol of a city projected into the future, Hidden Garden was conceived as both a concealed place and an infinite time. A space of 100 square meters protected by an enclosure of panels, making it possible to have only glimpses of the greenery from the outside.

On the inside, the panels were covered with mirrors, creating a dreamy space between abstraction and reality.

The outer panels – made with Krion, an innovative material with anti-bacterial properties and photocatalytic properties for air purification – were like empty canvases that could be decorated by creative visitors.

The inside of the installation featured outdoor lamps produced for the occasion by Flos, and exclusive furnishings by Vitra.

Photos by Matteo Zita