I’ve always wanted to create a grass installation like this one in York Minster Cathedral. The marquee in Cork – which is currently hosting large music acts at the moment – would look fantastic with a nice grass carpet in its 5,000 capacity tent as would many of the old Hugenot streets that wind around the city cnetre. Infact the same could be said for many buildings and streets in most urban areas around the World. Concrete being grassified.
UK company Wow! Grass! do exactly that as you can see from this recent installation. In conjunction with turf company, Lindum they began by rolling out plant sheets from a felt structure formed from recycled textiles. A team of 10 workers then extended a layer of plastic upon the ground of the cathedral putting in place the soil-less plant artwork, transforming the gothic church’s nave into a green expanse of interior space, a large space of 16,000 square feet.
As their website says:
Grassified is not really a word.
If it was we’d use it all the time.
It means putting grass in places you don’t find grass.
We’ve grassified Trafalgar Square.
We’ve grassified The Dorchester.
We’ve even grassified sculptures and sofas.
We’ve grassified floors, walls and ceilings.
It stayed up. Our team are wizards.
Wizards of grass. They have certificates.
(They don’t really).
Brands we’ve grassified for include The National Trust.
And Nintendo. And Corona.
Oh yeah. Get us.
Where would you like to see grassified?
Via Design Boom
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