plural designs has unveiled the ‘everlasting forest by GC’ pavilion for bangkok design week 2020, a space reflecting on human adaptation and cohabitation with nature. the project demonstrates the relationship between manmade structures and their surrounding environment including buildings, green spaces, and daily life objects, whose resources and waste are all sustainably managed and utilised. the core principle of this project is the BCG model which includes bioeconomy, circular economy, and green economy.
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the design process by plural designs was carried out in collaboration with experts from various disciplines who propose materials, innovation, and new ideas which create an everlasting balance. the project was constructed with environmentally friendly, biodegradable materials, one of which is fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) that is certified by the leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) standards. the FRP fibres that were used within the pavilion structure are lightweight, durable, non-inflammable and reusable.
the exhibition showcases knowledge about different sustainable, environmentally friendly concepts and materials exhibited in a tunnel which gradually expands to cover a walk way and a green space. the various kinds of plants that have been used to adorn this forest garden reflect the holism of ecology where forest and human once lived together in harmony. the colour palette of selected plants, which are dark green, brown, gray, are not what we are familiar with when thinking about nature, but pose the question on what nature will look like in the future.
this question resonates with the relationship between human and nature, which requires a new perspective in order to change the ways things work in terms of the thinking process, production, and application. there needs to be an interdependence between human and nature from the beginning until the end, which will form a way for a sustainable co-existence between the two. ‘though changes won’t happen in a blink, we hope that this exbihition will play a part in sparking your creativity, in order to find a way for human and forest to live in harmony forever.‘ the designers share.
name: everlasting forest by GC
designers: plural designs company limited
area: 172 m²