infinite green eco-sculpture by polish artist adam kalinowski
all images courtesy of adam kalinowski
the ‘infinite green’ is an eco-oriented sculpture by multi-disciplinary polish artist adam kalinowski. the work is part of the 2016 visual arts program of the european capital of culture wroclaw, and is to be continually tended to until at least the fall of 2017. made predominately of steel and plywood, the sculpture spreads 100 species of vegetation (3,000 plants total) across seven-levels to form an area of 110m2 in its entirety.
‘infinite green’ from above
‘infinite green’ is derived from the infinity symbol, which kalinowski chose for several reasons: its implied eternality, and the importance of living nature in the continuation of human life on earth. the sculpture also has a sense of practicality. its fairly symbol to build, and maintain, and uses plant placement to alter the interior temperature and humidity levels. gaps between shelves and the open roof allow for natural ventilation to occur, and an integrated watering system wastes very little. kalinowski sees the concept as an exploration concerning the future of architectural structures and vegetation.
the sculpture spreads vegetation over seven levels of structure
gaps between shelves allow for light to penetrate to the core
the ‘infinite green’ contains 100 species of vegetation
from adjacent building
the ‘infinite green’
edited by: nick brink | designboom