Dead Garden I

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Architects
Vazio S/A
Location
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Year
2012

“White Night” is a phrase originated in Russia and the Nordic countries, and refers to the phenomenon of lasting twilights. Inspired by St. Petersburg’s White Nights, the expression has been used on several events worldwide in which a night is dedicated to the arts.

This is why 100,000 people went to the City Park in Belo Horizonte in the first White Night festival in the country. Besides the 60 temporary art and architecture installations, the evening’s theme was the removal of grids that used to separate the Park from the cultural center right next to it, the Palácio das Artes.

Dead Garden is an installation that suggests a corridor of dead trees and profits on the becoming of any garden. Hinting a horizontal flow composed by dead matter, it was thought and built as a connection between the Park and the Palácio das Artes, thus highlighting a new functional and spatial permeability between those that happen to be two of the city’s most popular public spaces.

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