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Bac d’Orangerie „Ville de Genève“ / Orangery pot

Bac d’Orangerie „Ville de Genève“
Bac d’Orangerie „Ville de Genève“

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Discipline: Interior Architecture

This orangery pot was designed to be urban furniture, meant to be a link between the city and its inhabitants. It had to be a non invasive object which could be taken over from anyone. The result is a pot equipped with a circular platform designed for multiple uses.
60 strips made of thermaltreated wood are assembled together and attached to a die-cast aluminum base, cut to an angle which allows the rotation of the pot in order to compensate street declivity up to 9 degrees. It also enables its moving via forklifts. Part of the project was also to design a fully bio-degradable pot which seemed to be the logical organic complement of the tree.

Client / Manufacturer

Ville de Genève

Ville de Genève
Service d’aménagement urbain
Geneva, Switzerland

Claude Brülhart, Gfeller

Design

Oxyde

Oxyde
Lausanne, Switzerland

Laurent Clément, Blaise Magnenat

Design

Tangram

Tangram
Lausanne, Switzerland

Fred Hatt