NYC exhibit on vertical farms, green roofs, urban gardens

Reply Thu 26 Mar, 2009 07:09 pm
This will be at the Exit Art gallery from March 28 - May 23 2009

Text of the announcement I received -

Exit Art, a gallery in New York City, has just opened an exhibition, Vertical Gardens, which explores architectural models, renderings, drawings, and photographs of vertical farms, urban gardens or green roofs. The exhibit features concepts and real-life projects by architects and artists that envision greener urban environments.

One of the photos on the link:

Link: http://www.exitart.org/site/pub/exhibition_programs/SEA/vertical_gardens.html

Exit Art is located at 475 Tenth Avenue, corner of 36th Street. Hours at Exit Art are Tuesday " Thursday, 10am " 6pm; Friday, 10am " 8pm; and Saturday, noon " 8pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. There is a suggested donation of $5.

Exit Art Gallery explains: “The past decade has seen a greater emergence of green roofs and vertical gardens created by artists, designers, architects and urban gardeners to combat the lack of flora in the city. Buildings around the world " from the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, to the Queens Botanical Garden in New York " have embraced green walls or roofs for all their economical, environmental, and aesthetic values. Vertical farms and gardens are also being envisioned as new ways to feed local and organic foods to city dwellers. Largely based on the principles of hydroponics, vertical gardens would also be mostly self-sustaining because they would capture large amounts of natural sunlight and water, and could use wind as an energy source. In a country where cities are suffocated by high rises, cement and industrial materials, where can green space exist? As this exhibition demonstrates, one possible answer is up.”

The exhibition features projects by major landscape architects, architects and artists, including: Abruzzo Bodziak Architects; ATOPIA; Bob Bingham and Claire Hoch; Patrick Blanc; Bohn & Viljoen Architects; Dickson Despommier; Evo Design with Mica Gross; Todd Haiman; Haus-Rucker-Inc.; Edmundo Ortega and Dianne Rohrer; Claude Boullevraye de Passillé; Oda Projesi; Rael San Fratello Architects (Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael); Naomi Reis; Roomservices (Evren Uzer and Otto Von Busch); SITE (Denise MC Lee, Sara Stracey and James Wines).

Added from the link:
Also featuring photographic documentation of existing buildings containing vertical farms, gardens or green roofs, including those by Hundertwasser; Renzo Piano with Chong Partners and Stantec; Emilio Ambasz & Associates; Humpert Wolnitzek; Chad Oppenheim Architecture and Design; Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, Downs/Archambault & Partners, LMN Architects; Scandinavian Green Roof Institute; Conservation Design Forum of Chicago and Atelier Dreieitl of Germany; Enrique Browne and Borja Huidobro with Ricardo Judson and Rodrigo Iturriaga; and others.

Well, I'd see it for sure if I could be in New York City then...

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