A fair shop at the Muster Messe in Basel, Switzerland for the architecture and design magazine Hochparterre, March 1999


Over the course of five days, a three-ton block of mountain-harvested ice melted away leaving a mound of soil in its place. The soil then sprouted flowers, creating a living installation illuminating three stages of natural transformation and reflecting the seasonal transition from winter into spring.
On the first day of the fair three tons of ice from a mountain creak were on a stage. After melting, a pile of soil appeared and towards the end of the show flowers sprouted.


Project team: Adi Heusser, Matthis Burkart, Michel Schranz, Tom Stäubli
Materials: Ice, earth, flower bulbs, fir boards, wax, nails, sheet metal, spray paint

Photos by Shirana Shabazi



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