Logo Studio Kopp
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date2010
locationAmsterdam [NL]
statusconcept | design | realization

City and countryside are opposites that never merge into a single, indivisible entity. The Netherlands is now so densely urbanised that nature has become a rare phenomenon. And what nature remains, is most likely artificial. Urban Woods allows city dwellers to experience nature whenever they want without leaving the city. That’s because they no longer have to travel to encounter it. Instead, nature comes to them, invading the very interiors of the world they inhabit. Imagine introducing a deep pine forest into a disused office building. Workers could enjoy the smells and sensation of the natural world even on their lunch break, without even any danger of getting wet. Greening the city like this forms the perfect antidote to the ills of the concrete jungle. What’s more, it’s a beneficial way of reusing some of the vast amount of vacant property in our cities. At last, city and countryside could finally merge to become one.