Growing Culture

Luca Allemann
Marina Täube

The project reinvents the museum concept by replacing plundered objects with plants, promoting interaction, community, and education while addressing the violent histories of colonialism. Different types of plant cultures: permanent, temporary, productive, and pedagogical are integrated to create a dynamic space that evolves over time and raises awareness about cultural and historical contexts. Utilizing a sustainable design, the project includes an extension in the form of a greenhouse for urban farming. The existing structures are re-used for botanical workshops and exhibition spaces, transforming the museum into a educational, and interactive urban landmark.

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Team
Julien Lafontaine Carboni, Angelika Hinterbrandner, Mariam Issoufou, Soukaina Laabida, Tobia Rapelli, Filippo Santoni

Address & 
Contact

Prof. Mariam Issoufou
Chair for Architecture Heritage & Sustainability
ETH Zürich
Department of Architecture

HIL E 47.1
Stefano–Franscini–Platz 5
CH–8093 Zürich

issoufou-all@arch.ethz.ch
+44 633 48 58

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