Climate change calls for new ways of life, everyday structures, and new strategies for dealing with our environment and resources.
The Climate Culture Pavilion gives this relevant and pressing issue a collaborative and democratic platform. All while offering an on-site sensory experience of the environment
The proposal is part of the applications for the 2021 New European Bauhaus award prizes in the "Mobilisation of culture, arts, and communities."
The Pavilion is a 100-square-meter-long temporary forest, stage, and gathering space in Graz's city centre.
During the summer, the forest oasis invites relaxation, culture, and discussion.
The goal is to develop climate culture collectively and connect political, economic, scientific, and cultural debates.
All of the events are open to the public at all times. The project's finance is based on solidarity and inclusivity: large and financially strong partners contribute to the Pavilion. Small and new ventures, on the other hand, pay nothing or receive financial assistance from them.
The structure is built from three standard profiled timbers (larch and spruce) and fixed with screw or plug-in connections.
The wooden structure can be dismantled and transported by vehicle, or it can be reused as a building material.
All technical installations, electrical cables, and water pipes, up to and including the installed equipment, are borrowed or rented, lowering costs and establishing a circular stance.
The Climate Culture Pavilion prototypically demonstrates the cooling of urban space through dense planting and its evapotranspiration combined with spray mist, which reduces the perceived temperature by up to 6°C.
All the available vegetation has been designed together with the Pavilion. Greenery was developed to showcase a sustainable, resilient forest that smells pleasant. The effect of a dense green space in the city can be felt and experienced there.
The plants lead to a natural climate moderation. At the same time, the woods quickly integrates into the local ecosystem.
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- Prizes 2021, Other Applications
- Graz, Austria