‘Hortus Conclusus’ : Eindhoven : 2009
This is a plan on the site of the former headquarters of Philips in Eindhoven. A raised services structure of entwined elevated tubes and pipes interconnected the buildings there. I used that to create a ‘hortus conclusus’ on stilts, making a garden in the busy public space that one could see but not enter. Under this construction, a citybus-route is planned. Artificial rain coming from pipes would intermittently fall on the bus as it passes underneath, creating an alternative downside-up fountain. In this plan, the normal elements of a city-scape were are juggled and organised in a new way. A ‘plant bed’ (normally on the ground) was to be elevated into the air, and a fountain was turned upside down, creating an urban event somewhere between a giant car wash and a waterfall.