Bruto Krajinska arhitektura in oblikovanje prostora Landscape architecture and design
matej kučina, bruto, krajinski arhitekti, krajinska arhitektura, oblikovanje prostora, prostor, krajina, vrt, načrtovanje, nacrtovanje, planiranje, urbanizem, park, dizajn, rastline, matej kucina, landscape arhitecture, landscape design, landscape planning, garden, garden design, urban design, design, plants
Expo 2000 Slovene pavilion
Location; Hanover, Germany
Client; Ministry for science and technology of Republic of Slovenia
Area; 2500 m2
Landscape architecture; Matej Kučina
Collaborators; Bernard Podboj, Damjan Černe
Plant consultant; Hans Neunteufel
Architecture; Sadar in Vuga arhitekti - Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Tatjana Kerčmar, Simona Muc, Tadej Žaucer, Dimitrij Mirah
Interior concept and lighting; Marko Japelj
Graphic design; Studio Botas
Structural engineers; Atelier One, UK
Electrical engineers; Biro Es
The concept of a Slovene pavilion for the world exhibition Expo 2000 in Hanover was the virtual presentation of five typical regions of Slovenia. The box-like thematic spaces should guide the movement around the inner side of a shell facade and show abstractly with pictures, sound and smell each individual typical Slovene region; mountain, pannonial, Mediterranean and sub-terrain.
As the lifted pavilion is a dynamic and moving object, so was the main guidance of the garden under it, to make it as dynamic as possible. An alteration to the garden was necessary to achieve within the small area and in the very short time of five months. The project of the garden is attractive and visually recognizable through the whole seasonal cycle, from July to the end of October. Noticeable changes of the garden in the short period of work as the concept of the building, where the understanding of individual pieces of information change with time.
On the sandy flat the so-called compost crests are arranged, from which different types of pumpkins grow.
The course of the vegetation cycle is very fast, from intensive growth (as much as 1.5 m per month), blooming, to the forming of fruit. At the end the plants are removed and only the colour compost crests and colourful fruit remains.
By this means we get an unpredictable composition of different pumpkins and line elements. In fact the origin and the formation of this garden is work in progress, since it changes in a more or less natural way, without the pre-known result.
Unfortunately, the project was cancelled at the last moment due to high cost.
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