RIBA CONSTRUCTING COMMUNITIES ENTRY TO BE EXHIBITED AT LONDON ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL | MAY 16

The De Rosee Sa ‘Seed Bankers ‘ entry to the RIBA Constructing Communities competition has been selected to be part of the exhibition held at the Peckham Levels during the London Architecture Festival.

SEED BANKERS: POP-UP PLANT PROPAGATION

A proposal for a mobile installation that promotes gardening as a social activity. The aim of the Seed Banker is to promote the existing green spaces currently available to the community and to reclaim unused urban spaces. We hope to create a network of gardens, ranging from fruit and vegetable beds, wild planting, herb gardens, allotments, flowers and orchards which will engage with local residents and inspire many to get involved.

The mobile plant propagation has three main purposes:

  • Encouraging local users to participate in planting days
  • Making plants available for the community to use either in seeds packs or pots
  • Teaching how to propagate plants through cuttings, layering, division, grafting and budding