Planters and performance space for Dundee City Centre
Timeline: 2 months
Client: Dundee Urban Orchard Project
Aim: To produce an array of timber planters with a variety of woods, assembled in a very unique and mathematical structure with a small performance space!
What we did: FifeX's work is always varied but this particular project was one unlike any other we've done. We were tasked with producing a set of planters - on the face of it, not too tough a job. However, the planters had to be arranged in a golden spiral pattern and had to have seating on the inside of the sprial so there was some fairly complicated arithmetic to do!The team came to FifeX to produce this project as it was one of their flagship orchards in the city and FifeX had an enjoyable month working outside to produce the unique planter array.The timber structures were fairly standard but we enjoyed working with local larch and scorching it to make a nice triangular feature to sit in between the planters. With the unique shape of the array, the triangles decrease and increase in size forming an interesting pattern.The fruit trees were planted by a huge group of people and sit at the front of Dundee Science Centre in Dundee. Each of the variants of apple trees is named after a famous scientist.The Urban Orchard Project got a good press coverage and the opening of this project was covered by quite a few news outlets. FifeX was also pleased to be asked to plant a tree in the orchard!
Testimonial: "DUO (Dundee Urban Orchard) were delighted to work with Fifex on the co-design and delivery of the Art-Science Orchard. The Fifex team combined all the skills necessary to take a 'back of the envelop' design and develop it into a realisable outcome. We particularly valued Fifex's combination of high-level professionalism and personal enthusiasm for the project. This made for an excellent working relationship; one which we hope to build on in the future."
Jonathan Baxter, DUO
External Link to Project Website: http://dundeeurbanorchard.net/
External Link to Client's Website: http://dundeeurbanorchard.net/