Sustainable urban gardening
In the Dome of Visions, we have created an experimental environment for urban gardening, where we test different plant species, technology and innovations together with Plantagon and Vertical Plants System. Through tests, workshops, seminars and competitions we contribute to increased awareness and knowledge about urban gardening.
How does urban gardening work all year round in a climate-protected environment? Can urban gardens feed a growing urban population? Do urban gardens improve people’s quality of life? These are a few of the questions that the Dome of Visions wants to help answer by growing, testing and inviting people to discussions in an inspiring environment.
The Dome of Visions offers a dynamic environment where different green modules are repeated to create a changing surface. White Arkitekter is responsible for the design of the raised garden beds and the seats with integrated plants.
The choice of plants has largely been decided based on their edibility. Trees include fruit trees, such as apple, plum and apricot. Fruit trees also have an aesthetic function as they provide beautiful blossom in the spring and offer plenty of greenery and shade as the year progresses.
During the winter months, the green walls are responsible for most of the greenery in the room. Winter-green plants, such as ivy, provides color on the walls, together with summer-green species. Progressively, the walls will exhibit a rich variation. During the spring and summer, clematis will flower and then the walls will become an earthier green with Virginia creeper and ivy. During the autumn, the Virginia creeper will turn red.
The raised beds contain herbs, vegetables and berries. In the spring, strawberries, raspberries and tomatoes will flower before they are harvested in the summer. In late summer, sweet pepper will be harvested and in the autumn artichokes. Certain species can overwinter, others are sown again each spring.
Plantagon is a world-leader in urban farming and builds urban gardening systems that use a small area to support a growing population. Plantagon’s systems minimize the need for land, water, energy, pesticides and transportation. Vertical Plants System constructs living green walls and supplies plants and insects suitable for these systems.