The Giant Flying Grass Carpet
team: HUNC & Studio ID Eddy
client: Municipality Rotterdam
together with: Vereniging Verenigd Schouwburgplein
The Schouwburgplein (theatre square in Dutch) is a controversial square. Loved by architects but despised by the community. It is even listed nr 8 on the top 15 of squares most in need of improvement by PPS*. To show that this square has the potential to become a great square that can be loved by everyone, we were invited by alderman J. Eerdmans to design a new Flying Grass Carpet. For this new Carpet, we used the techniques of Placemaking, Biophilic Design and environmental psychology.
Originally The Giant Flying Grass Carpet was supposed to be on the Schouwburgplein for one year. From August 2017 till October 2018. Due to its success, the duration of the project has been extended by another year. The Giant will be there till mid-October 2019.
location: Schouwburgplein Rotterdam
material: astroturf + bamboo
size: 33 x 107 m.
date: 23 Augustus 2017 to 23 Octobre 2018
The Giant Flying Grass Carpet in the media: