The Urban Tree

Not far from DAC, a large urban tree has been planted. It has a functional canopy and a lush trunk that does not take root, which contributes to the city’s greenery.

The Urban Tree a versatile piece of urban furniture that serves as a water reservoir, supports biodiversity, and provides a solution for greening urban spaces.

The pavilion is made of modules constructed from “cement-free” concrete, which utilizes 80% recycled materials. These modules are stacked on top of each other and covered with a carpet of green plants. At the top, there is a canopy that collects rainwater and utilizes it to irrigate the plants within the structure, ensuring minimal maintenance.

A Sustainable Gathering Point

Around the lush “tree trunk,” there is constructed a concrete bench, that along with lighting, creates a safe and social gathering spot in the middle of the city. Because adding more nature to cities will increase peoples’ willingness to spend more time outdoors.

The vision is to introduce aesthetic and sustainable solutions to the built environment, that will contribute to a better way of living in the city. The Urban Tree aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3, 11, 12, and 13.