The Urban Clover Forest

is a proposal for a pop-up public space instillation, to be located in Victoria, Vancouver Island. Submitted for consideration in the Pier Point Plaza competition, the scheme was shortlisted and exhibited in Victoria City Hall.

The scheme developed from an interest in the Red Clover flower which used to grow in abundance on the site, but is now all but extinct.

Each one of the ‘cathedrals’ in The Urban Clover Forest represent a single Red Clover petal. The ‘trees’ grow
together at different heights, some offering individual towering spaces for contemplation, while others suggest dens, chairs and shelter.

Standing together the ‘trees’ form a forest, with pathways and clearings creating environments for public performance and exhibition as well as exploration, play and reflection.

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