24.07.15 IGA Berlin 2017

Photo by Dominik Butzmann

In Berlin Tom presented his design for IGA 2017, an international garden festival which will open to the public in Spring 2017. The garden will be created from an empty wasteland space next to Kienberg Park where war debris and construction rubble used to be dumped from the centre of the city.

Tom's garden design is inspired by the notion of renewal and Giambattista Vico's writing on the development of society as if it were an organism growing out of the forest wilderness.

This was the order of human things: first the forests, after that the huts, thence the villages, next the cities and finally the academies.

– Giambattista Vico, The New Science 1725

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