Norway – Part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale (from 22 September 2022), Multispecies Neighbourhoods is an installation showing a community living in symbiosis with nature.
Designed by Atelier Dalziel, the prototype is made of large straw and clay spherical structures conceptualising a food forest. Visitors can explore the installation and peek at the 30 edible plants growing inside the spheres such as blueberries, sea buckthorn and thyme.
The project aims to show how urban neighbourhoods can bolster biodiversity by using urban architecture and agriculture to interlink humans with nature. ‘We can create human landscapes which become hugely beneficial to other species as well. It's gaining momentum as a discussion point for real viable alternatives to industrial agriculture,’ says Atelier Dalziel founder Matthew Dalziel.
Interspecies architecture is increasingly being used to reposition humans in the natural habitat and to make several species cohabit and thrive. With Multispecies Neighbourhoods, Atelier Dalziel explores how this can be achieved in an urban environment and how it can strengthen community ties.
Consumers are keen to reconnect with nature when given the chance so create opportunities for people to pause, reflect on and explore their relationship with nature