This was pretty much a dream project. We were called upon by our friends at Branch Technology to provide the steel armatures for a permanent installation at Chicago’s Field Museum. Titled the Nature Gardens, four plant covered sculptures were suspended from the ceiling as cloud shaped hanging gardens. The installation was designed by Daniel Pouzet and Branch with engineering services provided by Thornton Tomasetti.
Steel structures support Branch’s 3D printed plastic matrices and nested growing trays. The trays support thousands of live plants sustained with integrated hydroponic systems.
We provided fabrication services including laser cut steel, welding, powder coating, shop drawings and consultation.